Microsoft Targeting June 24 for Windows Phone 8.1
Microsoft may launch Windows Phone 8.1 as soon as June 24, according to support documents published by the company. Microsoft's Windows Phone support site suggests June 24 will be the in-service date for Windows Phone 8.1, or the first date the new operating system becomes available to the general public. The company said it will support the operating system with updates for a minimum period of 36 months following its release. Exact availability for the new operating system will depend on device, carrier, and region. Microsoft has already made a developer preview of the operating system available for free. Windows Phone 8.1 adds support for more Live Tiles on the Start screen, the Cortana virtual assistant, a notification center, and the Word Flow keyboard.