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Microsoft Release WP 8.1 Update with Chinese Voice Assistant

July 30, 2014



BEIJING, July 30, SinoCast -- Microsoft launched 8.1 update for smart phone operating system Windows Phone 8.1 in China, embedded with Chinese version of voice assistant Cortana.

Windows Phone 8.1 Update included functions like dynamic folders, deletion and transmission of multiple short messages, supporting dual SIM cards, 960*540 pixel screens, quick charge and Bluetooth accessory notices.

Cortana voice assistant embedded in Windows Phone 8.1 launched Chinese version in 8.1 update, similar to Siri in terms of functions, jointly developed by Chinese and global teams.

Windows Phone is third most popular smart phone operating system following iOS and Android, having 17 partners.


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Source: Sinocast Computers & Electronics Beat (China)


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