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Windows Phone 8.1 Highlights: Hands-on

Windows Phone 8.1 Highlights: Hands-on

Windows Phone 8.1's most memorable feature may be Cortana, its Halo-themed personal digital assistant, but the chatty Siri-rival isn’t the only change Microsoft has brought with the new version. Greater customization potential, better control over settings, and improved integration of Skype and third-party services are all incoming. We spent some hands-on time with Windows Phone 8.1 to find out what's special.

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Cortana hands-on: Windows Phone 8.1’s smart assistant

Cortana hands-on: Windows Phone 8.1’s smart assistant

The iPhone has Siri, Android has Google Now, and now Windows Phone has Cortana, Microsoft's new digital assistant for smartphones running Windows Phone 8.1. Launching as a beta when WP8.1 hits devices over the next few months, Cortana blends the speech-first approach of Apple's system with the contextual backbone of Google's, throwing in some location-based cleverness and a little AI snark along the way. We introduced ourselves at Build 2014.

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Windows Phone 8.1 launching later this month

Windows Phone 8.1 launching later this month

When will Windows Phone 8.1 launch? At BUILD 2014, we’ve learned that we’ll see the next iteration of Windows for mobile starting at the end of the month. The rollout will be incremental, with existing devices getting it over the next few months. It’s one of the better updates for the Windows Phone platform, and highly anticipated by fans for a few reasons.

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