Monday, May 5, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 gets new features and Cortana gets feedback site

Windows Phone 8.1 was unveiled in BUILD 2014 and the developer version is now available for download for users. Microsoft is committed to deliver the best mobile experience with WP 8.1 and it has been refining and adding important features based on user requests.Joe Belfiore, the corporate vice president and manager for Windows Phone, held a Reddit AMA.In which he answered many questions about WP 8.1 and he confirmed that File manager will come to WP 8.1. File manager is a feature which was one of the most requested features. He added that it will be available as a app from Store and it will be available by late May. Here is how it looks

He also said that Microsoft has developed a beautiful and versatile environment and they would love Google's apps in their platform. It's high up in there want list but it's not up to MS. Google should develop their apps for Windows Phone. Clearly, Google needs to port their apps to Windows Phone as it will not only reach more users but will also have cross compatibility with all the major platforms.

As far as Cortana's concern, she gets a feedback site, where users can say what they would like to add to Cortana. And also Cortana may also come to Windows soon.  “Nothing specific to announce, but Cortana herself is always telling us she’s a fan of PCs herself.” That's good to hear ! With WP 8.1, the Redmond giant has made a lot of improvements to shorten the gap between iOS,Android and Windows Phone.

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