Windows Phone 8.1 comes with Cortana, a virtual personal assistant. With Cortana you can easily perform searches, set reminders, make calls and more, simply by speaking your commands. Cortana can answer your questions on a variety of things like news, traffic and weather by using Bing® search.
Release Date: July 15th, 2014
Note: Windows Phone 8.1 is not currently available on all devices.
With Windows Phone 8.1 you get Cortana®, a digital personal assistant to help you find the things you want and to get stuff done. Using the Search button and a simple voice command, Cortana can make calls, send texts, set reminders and more. Cortana, as well as several other enhancements in Windows Phone 8.1, gives your device a more personal, easy to use feel.
The steps to find the current OS version vary by device. Below are general instructions that work for most Windows Phone devices. For detailed instructions about a specific device,
please check the user guide.
To check your current Windows Phone OS version:
- Tap the Settings tile.
- Tap about.
- Tap more info for OS information.
Windows Phone 8.1 gives you more ways to personalize your device. Set a photo as your tile background and the tiles will show up over the photo in a puzzle-like display. Create folders to combine tiles on your Start screen. Also, you can set specific sounds and notifications for different apps.