Microsoft is finally adding support for Bluetooth keyboards to its mobile platform. Why it was missing from the original Windows Phone is beyond me; especially when we know that it existed even in Windows Mobile 6.x back in the day. I do understand that Windows Phone was written from scratch, but still… this sounds so basic and so mandatory, at least for experienced users and early adopters.
Anyway, soon enough Windows Phone users will be able to connect their Bluetooth keyboards to their smartphones. The capability will be added as part of the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2, which as far as we’ve understood, comes preloaded with the newly announced Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL devices.
In addition, said firmware update also brings few other changes, including the slightly tweaked settings screen, as well as the option to pin individual settings to the home screen. Moreover, Microsoft have also made few changes in the app permission settings, allowing users to disable access to the camera and other privacy features on a per app basis.
It’s not clear when will Microsoft start rolling out Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2, but chances are this won’t be a long wait.