This has become the year of revelations for the tech freaks and tech explorers, as this time Windows has decided to implement the potential features of Android and iOS. Both Android and iOS are two dominating Operating systems; though each one of them has their identity prevailed. The special features of Android and iOS have made the two Operating systems best in their competitive zones. Android is an open source interface, whereas iOS is best suited for multitasking. But both of them support direct manipulation of the interfaces.
Windows 8.1, namely the 3rd updated version by Windows for windows phone specification is the latest of its earlier releases. This includes the siri-style feature which is a core feature of iOS. Siri is a personal assistant for the phone user that is intelligent enough to navigate through as an efficient application for the devices. The specific feature will be able to take commands from the user so that the voice command can make a voice call, or message someone or open relevant application specified in the voice command. Siri can open any application present in the phone, and if asked for, can search through the web to find the required answer of a given question or can answer the question as soon as it is asked if the database supports the information. As Windows has implemented this feature, it is named as “Cortana”. Though Cortana concept was previously leaked in the web, the official release of Cortana is about to take place by mid April next year.
Separate Volume Control and VPN:
Windows is coming this time with the specialty feature of separate volume control with this version 8.1. Separate volume control specifies that each and every volume related activity can be assigned personalized volume. While the call ringer can be kept low, the Music volume can be kept very high at the same time. They are also featuring VPN support with this version of Windows. Virtual private Network, VPN enables a private network to be extended to Internet.
SD Card for Installing Games & Apps:
Another feature that Windows 8.1 has come with is, it would make the SD card be used as a platform to install games and other applications. Earlier, in the other versions of windows, if the Internal memory were kept low, not more than 2-3 big shot games could be installed and played. But, this time, the virtual memory feature is implemented in Windows 8.1. It will be very much useful in low cost Smart phones, where the internal memory is kept very low.
The newly added notification center feature works in locked screen too. Earlier, there was no notification center feature in windows phone, but with windows 8.1 release the world will be able to take a taste of that. They are also going to introduce Ghost notifications, such as notifications related to social networking sites, which can overburden the user, with a constant ping, are made to go straight to the notification centre.
These features embedding the working of Android and iOS are planned to bring about the best of Windows 8.1 in 2014.