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Apr 17, 2014

What major changes are there in Windows Phone 8.1?

Are there any significant changes to Windows Phone with 8.1, or is it just an incremental update like Android 4.4.3?

04/23/2014
What’s new in Windows 8.1 Update and Windows RT 8.1 Update?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/whats-new

"We periodically release updates for Windows to include new features, the latest security protection, and the best drivers and software. Windows 8.1 Update and Windows RT 8.1 Update include improvements to make Windows more familiar and convenient for devices that use touch and mouse input and to make Windows available on a wider variety of devices, so you have more to choose from. Windows 8.1 Update and Windows RT 8.1 Update also include security and performance updates, and they must be installed for your PC to receive any future security updates for Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1."
04/17/2014

It’s a more significant update than the Andorid 4.4.X updates. The main thing most people will notice straight away is Cortana, Microsoft’s version of Siri. They have also added “Action Center” which let’s you swipe down from the top of the display to view notifications and toggle things like WiFi on and off...pretty much like Android. Swipe-style typing is added to the keyboard. The Store app has been heavily revised. 

 

If you want a thorough rundown, Ars Technica has a 4 page article about Windows Phone 8.1

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