Windows Phone 8.1 Release Date and Features, Cortana and Notification Center Included In Update

Windows Phone 8.1 Release Date and Features, Cortana and Notification Center Included In Update(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Many new features are set to be released with the Windows Phone 8.1 update including Microsoft’s own mobile assistant, Cortana.

The mobile voice assistant is integrated with Skype and Microsoft apps to allow users to search, make commands, set reminders, and much more by simply telling Cortana what you want.

The tech giant has described Windows Phone 8.1 as the “world’s most personal smartphone” with its use of Live Tiles that allow personalization right from the start screen. Users can pin their most used apps, websites, contacts, tweets, and many more on their home screen.

The tiles on the home screen are now clear, so users can see their background picture as they scroll up and down.

Windows Phone now has a notification center, very similar to the one found in Android devices, with four default controls, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane Mode, and Rotation Lock.

Other new features include SMS search, updated calendar, an action center, battery saver, the integration of Skype to the phone dialer, and a word flow keyboard that learns your writing style.

Windows Phone 8.1 is set to roll out to all users on June 24th.

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