Microsoft Mobile was part of Steve Ballmer’s strategy to make Microsoft a “devices and services” company. It was developed to compete with Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. However, Microsoft’s mobile OS, Windows Phone, didn’t make a splash in the market 52av.
Although Windows Phone 8.1 was technically superior to iOS, it didn’t have many apps. Ultimately, the platform’s unfriendly interface left users with little incentive to stick with it.
Despite these limitations, Windows Phone 8.1 was a big step forward. The OS offered a better battery life and superior memory management. Plus, the operating system’s hubs feature gave users easy access to their favorite apps. In addition, the messaging app had a full-featured messaging hub. This meant you could switch between messages with ease.
Windows Phone also included a basic camera app and Bing Maps. Users could access the marketplace, which was a one-stop shop for apps.
In addition, the Microsoft Bluetooth Stack added VoIP (Internet calling) support. The music hub also received a speed boost. And for those who needed a bit of extra space, the storage manager was overhauled to allow for temporary files to be deleted 52av.
Among the most impressive features of Windows Phone 8.1 was its voice-activated Cortana. Cortana could remind users of important events by time, place, and person.
Another notable feature of Windows Phone 8.1 was its instant hotspot. With the Windows Hotspot feature, users could easily activate a wireless hotspot on their phone.
Lastly, Windows Phone 8.1 had an integrated messaging app. This meant users would have easy access to their favorite text, SMS, and social networking apps.