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.
Microsoft Delivers New Preview of Windows 10 for Phones
Microsoft today released build 10080 of the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones. The updated operating system adds a number of features and resolves a wide number of known bugs.
Skype Adds Cortana to Windows Phone App
Skype today updated its mobile application for the Windows Phone platform and added support for Cortana, Microsoft's virtual assistant. Windows Phone 8.1 users can now use voice commands to launch Skype conversations.
Microsoft Reveals Details About Windows 10
Microsoft today offered an early first look at its forthcoming Windows 10 operating system, which will run on PCs, tablets, and phones. Microsoft said it is taking a new, more user-centric approach with Windows 10.
Microsoft Bringing Cortana to Android and iOS
Microsoft today said Android and iOS users will soon be able to use Cortana, its virtual assistant, on their smartphones. The Android and iOS Cortana app will work in coordination with Cortana on Windows 10 PCs, according to Microsoft.