Here is the official change log and feature list of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 (GDR 1)


Microsoft has already launched the Preview of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 (GDR 1) which includes a couple of new features like Live App Folders and more. Now, Microsoft has revealed the official change log the latest update for Windows Phone.


According to the change log posted by Microsoft, Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 has got the following changes/features:

  • Live App Folders: This feature lets you organize your apps within ‘Live App Folders’ which shows live tiles from the apps included in the folders. Check out our how-to video to see how the Live App Folders work
  • Messaging options: You can now combine multiple text messages in one and then, forward them at once
  • Selection options: Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 1 now supports improved selection to select multiple contacts, messages and calls history
  • Apps Corner: Apps Corner lets you restrict a couple of apps to be used instead of access to whole apps in the phone
  • Alarm Snooze time: Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 now lets you customize the snooze time of alarms
  • Accessory Apps: You can now get notifications from your smart watches, health fitness bands, phone covers and more from this option
  • Internet Sharing: You can now choose to share your internet connection with other phones using Bluetooth
  • VPN: VPN in Windows Phone 8.1 Update now support L2TP which means you will be able connect to more VPN connections and keep yourself secure
  • Narrator: Narrator has also been improved where you get the option to turn it off easily with it being one step away. It also support touch typing. You would be able to unlock your phone more easily while using Narrator

A couple of more features like the improvements in the Internet Explorer 11 and Cortana synchronizations with Bluetooth car kits haven’t been mentioned in the change log.

You can check out the hands on and first impression video of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 after the break.


Source: Microsoft


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