Microsoft officially unveiled the Windows Phone 8.1 update for Windows Phone and talked about new features that users will be able to experience on smartphones based on the new platform.
One of the main features in the Windows Phone 8.1 update is Cortana voice assistant for UK and China users. In a nutshell, Cortana will havea new design, different from other sites animations and sounds. In all adaptations tailored to the particular national pronunciation of different words and other “finer points”.
In the address book, Windows Phone will contact Cortana, and by connecting the smartphone at Blutooth car audio system, the user can say Cortana” to activate voice control without taking touching the smartphone.
Windows Phone 8.1 appeared with a so-called “live” folder, which can display the changes and updates to them are in the tiles. To join the tiles in a folder to drag one tile to another, then the folder will be created automatically, and you will need to enter its name. Tiles in a folder can be any size, as well as on the main screen.
Another change is the Xbox Music app, which has a higher performance, as well as the ability to sync in the background. With Xbox Music users can listen to music stored on the servers of Microsoft, with a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets and consoles Xbox One.
Finally, the “Messages” app in the Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones will allow owners to select individual messages to delete or forward.
The release of the public version of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 is expected next week. The first stage can be access by developers, then – normal users.