Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8.1 back at the BUILD 2014 conference in April and even though the developer preview was released soon after the announcement, the new software hasn’t been released for the general public as yet. We have seen multiple rumors about the release timeframe of Windows Phone 8.1 yet nothing has been confirmed as yet. A tweet from one of Microsoft’s own accounts now suggests that the roll out might begin in the first two weeks of July.
The official Microsoft India Twitter account replied to a query about the Windows Phone 8.1 release date. It said that existing Windows Phone 8 users will get this update during the first two weeks of July.
Now what the account didn’t clarify was that if this is the general timeframe for WP8.1 release in all markets around the world or if this is specific to the Indian market only. Still this is as good as it gets to an official comment about the release from Microsoft, which has otherwise remained tightlipped about the release schedule.
Windows Phone 8.1 brings a handful of new features to Microsoft’s mobile platform. Users in the U.S. will also get access to Cortana, Microsoft’s very own personal digital assistant. The company promises that Cortana will be expanded to other countries in the near future.
Fortunately July isn’t that far off so we only have to wait for a little bit longer to know when the update is finally coming out.