If you own a Nokia Lumia handset, you’ll receive Windows Phone 8.1 in an over-the-air update this summer. Stephen Elop, now head of Microsoft’s Devices and Studios division, made the announcement on stage today at the Build 2014 conference.

That means a large number of Windows Phone 8 devices, covering both the mid-range and high-end of the market, will have access to the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile operating system in the next few months.

“Go check out your low-priced Android devices and see if they’re getting the latest innovation that is coming out of Google,” Elop challenged the crowd in San Francisco. “The answer, of course, is no.”

Screen Shot 2014 04 02 at 18.58.38 Nokia Lumia devices on Windows Phone 8 will be updated to Windows Phone 8.1 this summer

Windows Phone 8.1, unveiled earlier today, introduces the Cortana personal assistant, customisable lock screens and an ‘Action Center’ for notifications.

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