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At IFA 2014 Microsoft announced the Lumia Denim update. For a change its a different naming scheme from the usual we have seen from Microsoft.The Lumia Denim update will be available to all select range of devices later this year (usually means next year not many months left if you count :P). The update promised by Lumia Denim update is gonna be part of Windows Update 8.1 update 1.Gets a bit confusing since there was already an update announced by windows earlier. We have a list of all the updates that your phone will receive as part of the Denim Update

Windows Phone 8.1  Lumia Denim Update emulator demo

Cortana Update: Cortana can now be activated by “Hey Cortana” similar to one of its rival.Since it uses Sensorcore, it will easier now to activate Cortana with use of any physical button. Great for people while driving, one can activate personal assistant via voice. Geofencing feature is now integrated in Cortana, making it easy to get instant on spot updates.

Camera: Lumia Cameras are great, but there was always a lag when starting up,using software improvements, these update will be available only to Lumia Series of phone.Another feature is Moment Capture which allows a windows phone to capture 4k video at 24fps with 8.3 mega pixels, one nifty feature is it allows you to take 4k photos and makes it easier to edit on the fly the feature is entirely hardware dependent. Looks like newer midrange version and high end Lumia devices are definetely in line for this update.
Burst shot have been quicken up, Microsoft says one can take anywhere between 3- 12 images, they have stated the burst mode can acheive this faster than it take a human eye to blink ( surely will need to check this one out ), other amazing update is on the fly brightness adjustments, for photos taking in no-flash or low light situtation. There are several other smaller udpates that will be part of the Lumia Denim update.

Other Lumia Denim features : Forwarding of SMS and merging of SMS,making it easy to sent messages to multiple users.Changing of snooze time (yeah sleep more), minutes can be set to get that extra wink minutes. The Lumia Denim, will be initially available on Lumia 930 and Lumia 1520 initially , we guess its gonna be region based like last time, got to wait and check on the lumia update link avaialble on Nokia Site. We are keeping any eye out on any further updates shall update as we go.

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The new windows 8.1 update is expected to be launched in coming fortnight. This new update will be launched with different support names across different continents. Across UK and China this new update will be called as beta support version Cortana and across India, Canada and Australia it will be called as alpha support version Cortana. One of the most interesting and exciting feature about this new update is that it will support different accent. Let us try to find more about this new launch and what more can be expected.

Windows Phone 8.1 emulator demo

This is being seen as competition to Google now and Siri

This new update is a clear cut competition to Google Now and Siri. Another best part about this new 8.1 update is that Chinese users will also be able to get alerts regarding driving restrictions and air quality of the particular area.

Moreover Chinese people will also be able to learn more about English vocabulary and 8.1 supports Mandarin. China which is seen as one of the biggest market for smart phones holds great amount of potential for Microsoft.

UK users will be able to use this update as per their local accent as Cortana supports British pronunciations and spellings. As far as Microsoft is concerned UK is one of the largest markets after US and this is the reason the company is giving so many new options to UK users.

Expect amazing language scenarios and hands-free options

For US market Cortana will offer snooze time as well as amazing language scenarios. Moreover users will also be able to connect Cortana with the Bluetooth inside the car and can be used in a hands-free mode.

With so many amazing features and smart capabilities Cortana seems to be one of the highly advanced virtual assistants. As more and more people are switching over to smart phones it seems that the demand for such virtual assistants will rise in the coming years.

Moreover with such amazing launch it seems that Microsoft is trying to compete with Apple and Google and with Cortana it is clear that the efforts are going into right direction.

Another most interesting feature that is expected is related to forwarding and deletion of messages when connected with Wi-Fi networks.

Apart from all of these amazing above mentioned features Windows 8.1 will also come up with separate apps corner and the start screen is all set to become more neat and clean. The launch is expected to happen during anytime in next fortnight and many tech analysts are eagerly wating for its launch.