We have many loyal Phones Review readers in India and this latest piece of news will particularly interest readers there. Following the arrival of Windows Phone 8.1 there will soon be a Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 offering new features to India and some other markets.
Microsoft has announced that the update will shortly begin rolling out and one of the big benefits for India and other regions is the arrival of the Cortana voice assistant. Although this feature arrived with the WP 8.1 update for the US, it is now heading to India, Australia, and Canada in alpha form and the UK and China in beta form. China will get a modified version dubbed Xiao Na while the UK Cortana has been adapted for British spelling and pronunciation.
The new Windows Phone update also adds features including Windows Phone Store Live Tiles offering app suggestions, Xbox Music app improvements, Start screen Live Folders support, the option of marking multiple texts for forwarding or deletion, and Apps Corner that will enable business to restrict the app on a phone. It also offers improved VPN support.
The snappily-titled Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 will start rolling to those on the developer preview next week. For other users with a device running Windows Phone 8.1 the update will be arriving within the next few months. You can read more about this upcoming Windows Phone update at the source below.
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