Nokia Lumia owners wanting to use Windows Phone 8.1 won’t have to wait much longer.
Microsoft announced today that it is beginning to roll out the Lumia Cyan update to existing users of Nokia Lumia smartphones, which brings the latest revision of the company’s mobile operating system as well as some new tools from Nokia.
As the update rolls out over the next few weeks, Lumia owners will get a host of new features, including Cortana, Microsoft’s new virtual assistant. Cortana is something of a cross between Siri and Google Now, and can be used for a variety of tasks, including making phone calls and calendar events, in addition to searching the web with Bing and staying on top of tracking flights.
The update contains a number of other benefits, including Internet Explorer 11, and a new Action Center that pulls together important functions like push notifications and toggles for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Airplane mode.
Lumia users also get access to updated versions of the Nokia Camera and Creative Studio apps that provide some new capabilities for people who count on their smartphones to take and edit digital photographs and videos.
Users of Nokia Lumia phones should get the update “in the coming weeks.” Phones will automatically check for updates and notify users when they’re ready, but people who are interested in tracking the progress of the Lumia Cyan update for their phone can do so here.
Here’s a video that shows off what Lumia Cyan has to offer: