Finally, Microsoft has declared the official release date of Windows Phone 8.1 that is major update to its mobile operating system. As per the listing on the Windows Phone support website, Windows Phone 8.1 will possible launch on June 24.
Moreover, it is not confirmed that whether carriers will begin pushing their updates on the same day or not. A support lifecycle page of Microsoft has been updated with lots of new information that listed a lifecycle start date of June 24 and a concluding date of July 11, 2017.
Microsoft notes, “Microsoft will make updates available for the Operating System, including security updates, for a minimum of 36 months after the lifecycle start date.” “These updates will be incremental, with each update built on the update that preceded it.”
All the users also need to note that the update release dates also vary depending on the phone manufacturer or mobile operator and country, region and hardware capabilities because of the manufacturers and operating, which have to verify each software update that take weeks or months.
When it comes to talk about the Windows Phone 8.1 platform, it brings lots of new features and updates to the OS, and one of the most notable features is Cortana that is Microsoft’s rival to Apple’s Siri.
Using Cortana, users are allowed to add items to calendars, find nearby restaurants, set alarms, and perform searches, play back music and more. It is also has the ability to learn from the user’s search and activity history to offer contextual data and information.
Furthermore, this all new Windows Phone 8.1 brings the new Action Center that collates the user’s phone notifications into a hub where users can also toggle a few system features like Bluetooth, Internet Sharing, Wi-Fi, Airplane Mode and more.
It also brings some customizable features such as the more interactivity, customizability to both lock screen and the Start Screen. This new update is scheduled to come to most Nokia Lumia smart-phones during June 24, but the Microsoft’s latest line of Lumia smart-phones will come with Windows Phone 8.1 pre-installed. All the new devices that come with Windows Phone 8.1 are Nokia Lumia 630, Lumia 930 and Lumia 635.
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