Windows Phone 8.1 Gets Drop Date

Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone users can finally rejoice, after Microsoft officially announced that Windows Phone 8.1 will hit handsets on June 24th.

The drop date will reportedly be coinciding with the release of the Nokia Lumia 930, the latest flagship smartphone coming out of the Microsoft factory.

The Lumia 930 itself is going to feature the latest Windows Phone update right out of the box, but users of older handsets, like the Lumia 1020, will have to download the software.

Windows Phone 8.1 is set to include a number of improvements over the current software package from Microsoft, including an ‘Action Centre’, which will act as a type of notification area.

Cortana is another notable inclusion, which will be a voice powered assistant similar to Siri or the Google Now service from Android.

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The majority of Windows Phone users will be able to download the update on June 24th, with timing dependant on network and location.

The system is promising updates for 3 years, meaning that it should cover the length of most mobile phone contracts here in the UK, keeping users at the forefront of mobile software technology.

Any handset currently running Windows Phone 8 will be eligible to the update, with older phones being left out to dry so to speak.

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Written by Luke Hatfield