Windows 8.1 Update: Nokia Lumia Series

According to the Mircorsoft India, Windows Phone 8.1 update will be rolling from next week. Here is what Microsoft India tweet in reponse to a user query.

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Windows 8.1 phone update is going to be the major release since the launch of windows phone. Here are some notable features:

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Cortana: Cortana is a personal virtual assistant that was added in Windows Phone 8.1, and is similar to Google Now and Apple’s Siri.

Web: Windows Phone 8.1 added a mobile version of Internet Explorer 11 as the default web browser. This will carry over many of its desktop counterpart improvements.

Windows Phone Store: Now includes new and revamped apps for battery saver, storage sense, wi-fi sense, calling and skype, handling multimedia, multitasking with big improvement.

Live tiles: A third row of live tiles is now an option for all Windows Phone 8.1 devices regardless of screen size. This update also includes the ability for users to skin live tiles with a background image.

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Notifications and settings: A new notifications center known as “Action Center” has been added, and allows for the ability to change simple settings such as volume controls. The new notifications area’s design allows the user to for example change wireless networks, turn Bluetooth and Airplane Mode on or off, and access “Driving Mode” from four customisable boxes at the top of the screen, while beneath these four horizontally placed boxes include recent text messages and social integration.