Microsoft to include Cortana, Siri like voice assistant to Windows Phone 8.1 update

Microsoft Windows Phone CortanaRumors about Cortana have been around for quite long now. According to latest rumors, the voice assistant will be coming with the next major update of Windows Phone operating system. The report comes from The Verge, and says, Microsoft is currently beta testing Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana as of now.

The personal digital assistant is like Siri and Google Now. Cortana is said to replace Bing search from Windows Phones too. Other features Microsoft plans for Windows Phone 8.1 are the following:

  • Separate volume controls
  • Bing Smart Search results
  • A separate built-in music hub
  • Seperate apps for Xbox Music and Xbox Video
  • New social apps like Twitter and Facebook to expand upon the People Hub.

According to the latest rumors, the update will be announced at the Build Developer Conference in April 2014.

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