SFR, one of France's wireless carriers, is reporting that it will begin its over-the-air update to Windows Phone 8.1 on July 8. It will include the Cortana digital assistant feature, although it won't be enabled for French-speaking folks until sometime in early 2015.
The update is expected to be 150 MB in file size. SFR has listed all of the new features that will be enabled for current Windows Phone 8 device owners in that country. They include adding Xbox Music, Video and Podcast apps, syncing setting on a phone with other Windows devices and much more.
Microsoft has already indicated that Cortana will expand to the UK and China in the near future, but that other territories will have to wait until 2015 to get localized versions of the Windows Phone 8.1 voice command assistant. Microsoft has announced that India can expect an over-the-air update for Windows Phone 8.1 sometime during the second week of July.
What do you think of this announcement and if you live in France do you plan to download the Windows Phone 8.1 update?
Thanks to Guy Kh for the tip!