Microsoft has revealed details on its new Windows Phone 8.1 update 1, this is the first update to Windows Phone 8.1, and it will bring Microsoft’s Cortana to new countries.
Microsoft Cortana will be headed to the UK and China in Beta and also India, Canada and Australia as an Alpha, the Chinese version will get a new look, as you can see in the photo below.
Back in April, you heard me talk about how we believe Windows Phone 8.1 is the world’s most personal smartphonebecause of features like highly personal Live Tiles on your Start screen and the world’s first truly personal digital assistant. Today I am in China to talk about how we’re continuing this vision in the very first update to Windows Phone 8.1, which we’re making available in preview form for developers next week. This update has some great new features for everyone around the world, and in particular we also included some that were completely customized for and by people in China. I’m going to tell you about a couple of the new features in this update.
As well as bringing Cortana to new countries, the Windows Phone 8.1 software update comes with a range of new features, which include Live Folder, updates to Xbox Music with more features, and lots more.
You can find out more information on what is included in the first update for Windows Phone 8.1 over at Microsoft at the link below. Microsoft will start rolling out the update to developers over the next few week and consumers over the next few months.