Windows Phone 8.1 Update to Add Support for Folders

Paul Lilly

First update to Windows Phone 8.1 is coming soon

The cat is out of the bag -- Microsoft will soon release its first update for Windows Phone 8.1 , and with it will come support for folders, the company revealed in a post intended for developers. As you can already do on the latest versions of Android and iOS, you'll soon be able to drag Tiles on top of each other on your Windows Phone handset to create a folder for organizing your applications.

In addition to supporting folders, the update will introduce Voice over LTE (VoLTE) functionality (make phone calls over a 4G LTE connection), support for 1280x800 displays and 7-inch screens (perhaps indicative of upcoming Windows Phone phablets), and a phonebook entry for Cortana.

One of the more interesting features in the upcoming update is support for interactive case accessories. This will allow case makers to build cases that can wake up the phone when they're opened and put them back to sleep when closed, The Verge reports . In addition, The Inquirer surmises that Microsoft might be working on a cover similar to HTC's Dot View Case, which allows users to view notifications through the case.

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