Windows Phone 8.1 SDK reveals new features
posted by Alan F. / Feb 14, 2014, 4:11 PM
Considering that burst shots can quickly fill up the storage on your phone, you can set your Windows Phone 8.1 unit to remove the photos from your device after 1 day, 3 days, 7 days, 14 days, or never. Other new features include one that mutes a thread in a group message, a timesaver if there ever was one. Speaking of saving time, IE 11 will remember the password you are using for certain websites. And Storage Sense lets you use a default location to store certain content. For example, you can save pictures and music automatically to a microSD card, freeing up your native storage for games and apps.
Check out the slideshow below to see some of the new features coming your way with Windows Phone 8.1.
source: @AngelWZR via WPCentral
This story is part of:The Windows Phone 8.1 update story (15 updates)
2 April Everything we know about the Windows Phone 8.1 updateWe have been hearing some rumors here and there about what to expect in the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update, but ever since Microsoft released the SDK for the update, the rumors surrounding the update have positively exploded. We have been posting a couple articles every day with new information that has been gleaned from the SDK or other sources, so it is time to do a rumor roundup to make it easier to sort through what we know so far about Windows Phone 8.1...
15 March All apps in the Windows Phone Store show they will work with Windows Phone 8.1There should be no doubt now that Microsoft plans to bill the big “Windows Phone Blue” update as...
12 March Windows Phone 8.1's Microsoft Camera app demoed on videoThe new Microsoft Camera app takes design cues from Nokia's Camera app, featuring a fresh and clean UI. All the official details about Windows Phone 8.1 should be unveiled in April...
1 March Images of Windows Phone 8.1 start screen leak, showing customizable wallpaperA report out of China, by way of Italy, reveals a couple of new images showing off the start screen of Windows Phone 8.1. The pictures reveal a picture wallpaper in the background, something that apparently will be available to users of the updated platform. The customization feature is something that Windows Phone users have been wishing for...
26 February IE 11 from Windows Phone 8.1 screenshots and video confirm password saving and other changesA video of Internet Explorer 11 from the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 Blue surfaced online. It seems that things have changed a bit around here. For example, the stop/refresh button now fits inside the address bar. Password saving support has been added...
Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013
Soon u will even be able to put wallpaper in the background.
posted on Feb 14, 2014, 4:14 PM 14
Posts: 48; Member since: May 07, 2013
why would you even want that? LT are fine
posted on Feb 14, 2014, 5:03 PM 2
Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013
Or just create and app that cuts up your pictures, and set custom tiles to launch those apps with the picture as the tile. I seriously question people that stare at their start screen and not what the phone is doing. Most the time you cant even see the background with widgets and tiles ruining the pictures. I laugh when people show me that awesome background picture in their gallery because their home screen and icons ruin it.
posted on Feb 16, 2014, 4:35 PM 0
Posts: 1759; Member since: Dec 01, 2013
Even though I think WP looks best with no wallpaper (because I've had tiles and wallpaper in a third party launcher... and that was pretty bad), I would love to see the ability to do that officially. It would be even better if the OS gives some twists to the wallpaper, like blur and stuff.
posted on Feb 14, 2014, 6:30 PM 2
Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012
Wallpapers are so 2000! but you know what my old Nokia 3250 also has wallpapers and icons! So what makes that so specials?
posted on Feb 15, 2014, 1:18 AM 3
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Wp is growing, let's wait and see what they can do in next year. Next year will be exciting for sure.
posted on Feb 14, 2014, 4:17 PM 5
Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013
Why next year? 2013 was a great year for WP, and this year is going to be even better..
posted on Feb 14, 2014, 4:19 PM 4
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Windows Phone is awesome!
posted on Feb 14, 2014, 4:18 PM 3
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yuks, ugly & boring. How can someone live with this horrible OS?
posted on Feb 14, 2014, 8:38 PM 6
Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013
One word: Nokia. I actually can't think any other reason. I actually used to be Nokia user and fan, and even if I tried, I just can't like or live with WP. I found user experience so restricted, unenjoyable and poor. But everybody has own opinion, and you have to respect them
posted on Feb 15, 2014, 2:19 AM 4
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Wait, these features still aren't on WP?
posted on Feb 14, 2014, 4:33 PM 11
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Hahahaha nice troll comment!!
posted on Feb 14, 2014, 9:17 PM 1
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