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Questions relating to features introduced in Windows Phone 8.1

History:

Windows Phone 8.1 was the successor of Windows Phone 8 operating system by Microsoft. Windows Phone 8.1 was first introduced at Microsoft's Build Conference in San Francisco on 2nd April 2014. It became generally available on July 15, 2014.

Windows phone 8.1 was made available for almost all phones running Windows phone 8. A complete list of Windows phone with 8.1 update is listed here.

Technical details:

Minimum Hardware requirements:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor
  • Minimum 512MB RAM for WVGA phones; minimum 1GB RAM for 720p / WXGA
  • Minimum 4GB flash memory
  • GPS and A-GNSS (GLONASS is optional)
  • Support for micro-USB 2.0
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone jack with three-button detection support
  • Accelerometer, proximity and ambient light sensors, as well as vibration motor (magnetometer, compass and gyroscope are optional)
  • 802.11b/g and Bluetooth (802.11n is optional)
  • DirectX graphics hardware support with hardware acceleration for Direct3D using programmable GPU
  • Multi-touch capacitive touch screen with minimum of four simultaneous points

The latest update for Windows Phone 8.1 was the . And then it was succeeded by .

As an update:

Windows 8.1 was a major update to Windows phone operating systems. Here is what Daniel Rubino says about it in this article,

This feels like a long-term project that Microsoft has been working on, delivering a massive set of new features to end users.

It is difficult to list all improvements as Windows phone 8.1 brought a small avalanche of new features and improvements to the previous version.

Here is a list of New features: Action centre, Word Flow Keyboard, Storage sense, Wi-Fi sense, Background for Start, Burst mode in camera and Cortana.

Aside from this there is bunch of improved features which can explained in this article and in the official page

References:

  1. Windows Phone 8.1 - Wikipedia
  2. Features in Windows phone 8.1 - windowsphone.com
  3. Windows phone 8.1 review - Windows Central
  4. Microsoft reveals Windows Phone 8.1 - PC World
  5. What's changed in Windows Phone 8.1 - windowsphone.com
  6. List of Windows Phone 8.1 devices - Wikipedia
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