Microsoft has said the Windows Phone 8.1 will be released on June 24, although it’s not clear whether carriers will begin pushing their updates on the same day, PC World has reported. “Microsoft will make updates available for the Operating System, including security updates, for a minimum of 36 months after the lifecycle start date,” Microsoft said. “These updates will be incremental, with each update built on the update that preceded it.” Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8.1 in early April, adding pull-down notifications, Wi-Fi and battery-management tools, and Internet Explorer 11, among others features, to the phone platform. However, the most prominent new feature is Cortana, the digital assistant to rival Google Now or Apple’s Siri.
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