Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 announced

Microsoft on Wednesday announced an update to Windows Phone 8.1 that has some great features for everyone around the world.

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These features include:

  • Live Folders will be available as part of the update, letting users organize their apps into folders on the Start Screen. We call this Live Folders because the live tiles of apps appear in the tile of the folders—you won’t miss tile updates because you group apps in a folder!
  •  SMS merge & forwarding. It’s now easier for users to select multiple SMS messages for deletion and forwarding.
  • Apps Corner is a new feature that displays pre-selected apps in a special ‘sandboxed’ mode that restricts which apps are used. This is catered for businesses so that they can allow access to specific apps in cases where a full MDM solution isn’t required.

These updates will be made available from next week if users are on the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers; and the update will roll out to the rest of Windows Phone 8.1 devices in the coming months.

Stay tuned for our impressions when we get our hands on it!

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