Microsoft is planning to roll out its first update to Windows Phone 8.1. A week had passed since the Windows Phone 8.1 update arrived to all Windows Phone-powered devices, however, the company has already been detailing a couple of upcoming features to its handsets.
One of the features from Update 1 will be the ability to create folders to organize apps. This feature may be familiar to some who downloaded the official Folder App by Microsoft Mobile. However, instead of having to edit individual folders inside the app, users can now natively create new folders and adding apps into them by dragging and dropping on the Start Screen.
Interactive cases will also soon be supported on most Windows Phone devices. Update 1 would bring interactive features such as waking the phone up with a flip of the cover and the ability to display a certain amount of information when the case is covering the display. This would mean that the Dot View Case from HTC would be supported on the rumoured HTC One M8 for Windows.
Cortana will also support voice commands to call someone in the Phonebook app. In addition, the new update will even Voice over LTE (VoLTE). In a nutshell, VoLTE technology harnesses the excellent data capabilities of LTE and combines them on the same network with traditional voice services. Other improvements include the support for 1200 x 800 resolution screens and 7-inch devices, as well as a medium-sized Live Tile for the Store app.
There are no official release dates on when Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 would be available, but it will be rolling out to developers in the coming weeks.
[Source: The Verge]