There are many people out there waiting for the new and improved Windows Phone 8.1 update to take over the smartphones market. On the other hand, there are also the ones who just don’t believe that Microsoft and its OS will even come close to the heavy competition represented by Apple and Android, let alone conquer it.
Well, if you placed your bets, the good news is that you don’t have to wait for too long. According to official news, Windows Phone 8.1 update has a release date listed by the company itself and that date is June 24. We reviewed the Windows Phone 8.1 and we were very pleased with it, especially with Cortana to be honest, but now that the official launch is coming up fast, let’s see the latest information we have on the subject.
First and foremost, the system will receive support until 2017. We all know Microsoft is presently in a negative spotlight for not offering any security support whatsoever to Windows XP users, but made it clear to everybody that there are rules to be followed when receiving Microsoft’s aid regarding Windows Phone 8.1:
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. Customers need to install each update in order to remain supported. The distribution of these incremental updates may be controlled by the mobile operator or the phone manufacturer from which you purchased your phone, and installation will require that your phone have any prior updates. Update availability will also vary by country, region, and hardware capabilities.
Now that you know how you stand, let’s talk some more about the Windows Phone 8.1, an operating system that will accompany the new series of Nokia Lumia, announced earlier this year. Microsoft’s plans to live up to the expectations and gain some stability on the mobile market doesn’t stop here: the company also announced that Indian vendor Micromax will start making low – cost handsets featuring Windows Phone, in an attempt for the operating system to break into emerging markets and challenge the reign of Android.
So far, the Windows Phone 8.1 comes with a handful of cool things: Cortana, a lot of business features for professionals, the opportunity to customize the lock screen and the start screen, the possibility to add textures to the Live Tiles on the main user interface( in order to make the phone look different from the other Windows Phone powered handsets) and so on. We are nearly a month away from the big release and we can’t wait to see the new update up and running.