Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Could Bring Folders Support and much more


According to  the latest news of the Nokiapoweruser, the Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 – as the first update to Windows Phone 8.1 is called – is being tested by manufactures, the first ‘public‘ step in the lifecycle of an update.

The report also claims the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 brings the Android and iOS-like feature to create folders for simpler management of apps. The users will be able to drag and drop tiles on top of other tiles to create a folder. This is not completely unexpected, since  in the last month the Microsoft accidentally made live one of the webpages detailing steps for creating a folder on Windows Phone 8.1


The Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 update, change logs obtained from the website suggests it will include Voice over LTE (VoLTE) support, dual-SIM support for both GSM and CDMA networks, a medium Live Tile for the Store app, a phonebook entry for virtual assistant Cortana to enable integration with a car’s navigation system, support for 7-inch devices and WXGA 800 x 1280 pixel resolution devices. Except these features the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 also brings numbers of added features such as-

  • Improvements to video capture meta data tags (not sure what it means)
  • Support for Network Time Protocol (NTP)
  • Disable voice mail phone number display
  • OEMs can set a list of MCC/MNC pairs in the purchase order (PO)
  • OEMs can configure a phone book entry for Cortana to allow users to start speech from a car
  • Something with Phone cover settings
  • OEMs will be able to hide the “Automatic search for updates” function
  • Something with building images with user-managed software buttons
  • Support for entity extraction in the Messaging app