Microsoft has just announced Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1 at Build 2014. Cortana is the upcoming voice assistant that will compete against Siri and Google Now. We’ve heard rumors and seen leaks over the previous months, but now it’s all official. Cortana will be available soon to users on Windows Phone 8.1.

In the meantime, check out our hands on video of Cortana.

Cortana is definitely one of the bigger headline grabbing features in Windows Phone 8.1. The other being the new notification center.

Cortana is more than a voice assistant though. It’ll bring in the latest news for you and show the weather based on your personal preferences and location. Cortana will also do things like remind you of important dates or meetings.

WP 8.1 Cortana

We’re just getting acquainted with Cortana and we can’t wait to get to know her. How about you?