Microsoft has detailed the upcoming firmware updates – Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 and Lumia Denim respectively. It has been announced that these updates will be rolled out to the devices running on Windows Phone 8 by the end of this year.
The Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 will be rolled out to all the smartphones running on the Windows Phone 8 platform irrespective of their manufacturer. However, the Lumia Denim update as the name indicates is exclusive only to Lumia devices.
Firstly, the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 brings new aspects such as folders on Start screen, SMS merge and forwarding, consumer VPN, updated version of Cortana in US, Alpha stage of it in Australia, India and Canada and Beta version of it in UK and China. There is a faster Internet Explorer and Apps Corner mode that is similar to Kid’s mode with a separate and secure Start screen.
On the other hand, the Lumia Denim update will bring about a better and faster Lumia amera app, Moment Capture feature, faster photo snapping, Rich Capture, better Glance screen with Bing Health and Fitness and Bing Weather and the Hey Cortana feature for voice activation.