Microsoft’s personal digital assistant, Cortana, is making its way to China and the UK in beta with the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 release, and it’s also being made available in Canada, India, and Australia in alpha form.
Microsoft is rolling out the Update 1 release for Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview versions, as Microsoft promised they would do last week.
From the changelog, Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 looks like the transitory update from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 for Phones.
By Thomas Tamblyn 2013-09-25T15:40:00.267Z. Windows Phone 8.1 will be the next major OS update from Microsoft, it'll no doubt be looking to compete with Apple iOS 7 and Google's Android KitKat.
Microsoft has announced a free update for all Windows Phone 8 smartphones, adding a notification centre, a Siri-like personal assistant and new home screen options. Here’s all you need to know about Windows Phone 8.1 including release date and new features.
In the first update to Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft will bring Cortana to the UK and China, plus it’ll launch an alpha version of the app for users in Canada, India, and Australia to try out.
These videos highlight all the new features in Windows Phone 8.1, including the Cortana virtual assistant. A screenshot from Microsoft’s support pages, showing the Windows Phone 8.1 update release date mention follows below.
Updated on April 12 2014. Update – Nawzil says Windows 8 update 1 will roll out on April 8 followed by WP8.1 update that will be pushed on April 10.
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