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Windows Phone 8.1 Launch Date, Latest Features, Updates and Lots of Rumours

By on September 26, 2013 in Windows Smartphones Reviews with 0 Comments

After launch of Apple iOS7 and rumours of android kitkat 4.4 Microsoft has decided to reveal their new OS Windows Phone 8.1. Visuals of Windows Phone 8.1 are looking bit similar to the previous version but has got many upgrades internally. So I hope all of you guys are egarly waiting for this update.

Windows Phone 8.1 Launch Date

windows Phone 8.1

First thing first that the release date has been confirmed from various authority sources but not yet confirmed by official updates. Windows Phone 8.1 will hit to the market in first quarter of 2014. We have some backup images from other sources on which you can check the previous version of Windows OS is going to expire on first week of 2014 so they might launch their latest OS in first week of 2014. I am sure that to compete with Apples iOS 7 and Google’s KitKat 4.4 Microsoft will launch Windows Phone 8.1

Two Important Features of Windows Phone 8.1

(1) Windows Phone 8.1 Might Include Cortana Personal Assistant

Many of the sources have posted about Cortana Personal Assistant feature in latest update. Cortana Personal Assistance is basically a platform to connect you smartphone with Xbox One, Tablet and other devices. Cortana was first appeared in prototype Lumia smartphone leaked on Ebay in early June 2013. There was an app called ‘zCortana’ where ‘z’ is just a code name for that particular device and nothing much.

cortana personal assistance

According to ZDNET (Technology Blog) Cortana Personal assistance is a platform with advance features with which you can send information to Microsoft’s Cloud Intelligence. Its just another example of artificial intelligence.

You might aware of this name “Cortana” already. Its a name of character from famous gaming series HALO in which cortana is an artificial intelligence which is their to keep watch on master chief.

(2) New Live Tiles in Windows Phone 8.1

Windows 8 is well known for its start screen and live tiles on windows 8 phones. Actually this Windows Phone 8.1 features was leaked by one of the eBay users who accidentally bought a prototype Lumia Smartphone and he observed new live tiles on start screen. Its already been confirmed that Microsoft made partnership with Jawbone and Fitbit to make windows 8.1 experience more better with some eye catching features.

Windows Phone 8.1 Release Date

So its obvious that Microsoft will not lag behind and compete with Apples latest iOS 7 and Google’s Android KitKat 4.4. For more update and accurate release date of Windows Phone 8.1 OS you need to wait for few weeks. We will get back to you with good news.

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About the Author: Welcome to phonesin.com. I am Vivek Bandebuche a young blogger from India. I have completed my Mechanical Engineering and now pursuing MTECH degree in Cad/cam. I love to read and write about latest smartphones as well as updates. I welcome all of your suggestions to push this blog to top level. .


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