Next Windows Phone iteration to feature call and SMS filtering

Next Windows Phone iteration to feature call and SMS filtering
The next iteration of Windows Phone, GDR2, probably won't get you too excited with its non-flashy list of changes, like FM Radio or better support for VOIP apps, and this newly found feature is unlikely to cause any waves either.

Namely, a new set of APIs that will handle SMS and Call blocking was found hidden in the code by developer Walking Cat. The strings of code imply that the new feature will allow Windows Phone 8 users running the latest iteration of Microsoft's mobile OS to block calls and texts from specific or private numbers or simply block numbers outside your phonebook altogether.

If you're running one of the few devices that run GDR2 already, like the HTC 8X or the Nokia Lumia 1020, you're probably wondering how come you haven't come across this feature yet. Simple – while technically supported, Windows Phone 8 hasn't got an interface for the feature yet. Such vacuum is rarely left unoccupied for long, though, so it probably will be only a little while until we see the first set of third-party apps taking advantage of the new feature pop up.

source: @h0x0d via WMPowerUser

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11 Comments

1. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Finally i can block my wife during the period im in a love hotel with another chick.

2. theminolaboy

Posts: 128; Member since: May 18, 2013

Hahahahaha.. What a really helpful feature..

4. the_best

Posts: 139; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

i thought he was gonna say, finally i can block my wife when shes got her period ;)

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Cool...

5. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Nice! Or you could get an Android phone now. :)

6. fsnas

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

I had two! I threw them both in the trash when I tried WP8.

8. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I hope by "trash" you mean you recycled or donated them. Lots of stuff you wouldn't want even in a landfill in a cell phone, and a lot can be repurposed or reused.

9. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

I have an Xperia Play repurposed as an mp3 player.

7. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

but that's useless if someone doesn't want an android phone and is looking for something else hop out your android box, you preach freedom yet cant grasp others wanting something else. distorted view on what freedom really is

10. jromy

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

Well if someone is soooo happy because they're just getting features that are already available somewhere else, what other logical reaction do you expect?

11. mnatives

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

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