Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Features Leaked, Smart Case Support and Start Screen Folders To Be Added

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Features Leaked, Smart Case Support and Start Screen Folders To Be Added(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – A new leak has been posted concerning a new update to Windows Phone 8.1, coming from a very credible source, Microsoft.

Microsoft revealed the update’s features to its OEM partners on its developer site, which was taken down shortly after, but not before many had a chance to look and see what we can expect from the update.

According to Windows blogger Paul Thurrott, Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 adds a variety of features that didn’t make it into the first update.

Start screen folders will be making its debut in Update 1, allowing users the ability to create folders by dragging a tile onto another one, much like what is available on Android and iOS.

Smart case support will also be available, giving manufacturers the ability to create accessories for Windows Phones through smart cases that allow users to see notifications and more when the devices screen is covered by the case.

Additionally, Re/code notes that the update will expand Cortana’s reach to new countries such as China and the U.K.

Other additions include new resolutions, Windows Phone Store tile, VoLTE support, automatic updates, a Cortana in-car system, and OS compression.

A release date for Update 1 has not yet been announced, though Thurrott believes it could be released to users in the Developer Preview program this month.

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