Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Jul 2014 14:21 UTC

Starting today, the Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphone family will receive the Lumia Cyan software, the new Windows Phone 8.1 update and Lumia features upgrade that will make your Lumia an even more personal, fun and indispensable part of your life.

Windows Phone 8.1 is a must-have - those of us who have been running the developer preview thing know that quite well. The update will come to Windows Phone 8 Lumia devices over the coming weeks in Microsoft's usual staggered rollout. I haven't seen any information yet regarding non-Microsoft Windows Phone devices.

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No Cortana
by RobG on Tue 15th Jul 2014 15:40 UTC
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So, apart from the US, we're regarded as 2nd class citizens - this seems to be rolling out without Cortana. Particularly annoying in the UK as the language differences are obviously minimal.

Don't these companies realise that treating us as second class citizens make us resent them, and increase the likelihood of changing platforms next time round.

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RE: No Cortana
by avgalen on Wed 16th Jul 2014 13:04 in reply to "No Cortana"
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Cortana is always included, but hidden if your region is not supported. Currently only the US is supported although other languages already work.

Cortana is not just voice recognition. It is also "local news, weather, sports, finances, etc". Cortana isn't as useful in the UK as in the US until they add the Premier League instead of the NBA

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