According to the latest news from Microsoft, all the users will be able to apply the Windows 8 upgrade to be released in the near future so that the issues related to the Windows 8 can be mended. This new announcement could be viewed as a part of the new policy of the company as they did not provide free upgrade to their new Windows 8 operating system when it was first released. The head of PR at Microsoft, Greg Sullivan said in an interview with Computerworld, “We will not have the same experience as we had when Windows Phone 7 was upgraded to Windows 8″.
It was also noted that he had mentioned that the Windows phone devices would be able to upgrade to newer operating systems releasing after Windows 8.1. This new announcement will definitely boost the sales of the phones, as users will be attracted more to Windows 8.1 phones more than Windows 8. This is mainly because the users will be able to upgrade to newer versions of the operating system with great features like Android phones.
However, you will not be able to make the decision for making an upgrade on your own, as the manufacturers of the phones will also have to comply with the new feature that Microsoft is planning to introduce on their devices, the free Windows 8 upgrade. Sullivan was quoted saying, “We won’t run out of head space on Windows Phone 8 any time soon.” The operating system is rumored to have a sweep down notifications bar. According to the features posted in the Windows 8 upgrade site, the operating system is to have new voice recognition software like that of the Siri from Apple. The technicians in Microsoft are calling it as Contana.
Contana is rumored to be the replacement of the Bing search feature available in the Windows phone, so that you will be able to get information from the internet by searching for it using your voice. The new feature also allows the users to keep schedules and will remind you about the travelling times to your destinations. Some of the other main features in the Windows 8.1 upgrade is the presence of the Windows 8.1 style Bing search, ability to play music and ringtone controls separately and the support for VPN.