Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Jul 2014 19:49 UTC

Microsoft has accidentally spilled the beans on Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, and it's going to be a relatively small update for users, but a big one for OEMs and thus the platform. The number of user-facing features is small (Windows Phone is finally getting folder support!), but it increases support for different resolutions and screen sizes - up to 7".

More features might be coming that aren't yet leaked, but the focus of the update is clear: hardware support.

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RE[2]: Folders, finally!
by spiderman on Mon 28th Jul 2014 14:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Folders, finally!"
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And how is that not retarded?
So I have too many apps? I only have a subset of those in the home screen. If I go to the app list, on a virgin brand new phone with Android, I can scroll 4 pages of totally unordered icons, with 20 icons per page. Google apps alone is already 11 apps. It's not any better on iOS or WP. And yes, I have installed a lof of apps. I think the grid of icons concept is totally retarded. We've had icons since the 70's and they've been organised in grid since then and we've had folder for them since they were introduced. WTF they decided it was not needed? I kind of understand why the first iPhone didn't need it because it had no app and that was just a menu to call and launch the browser but we are in 2014 and they want you to use their app stores but they don't want folders? Totally retarded in my opinion.

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RE[3]: Folders, finally!
by avgalen on Mon 28th Jul 2014 16:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Folders, finally!"
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I don't know if you have seen Windows 7? It does have apps in folders, but most people start an app by typing 1 or 2 letters and then choosing from the few remaining apps. The same for Windows Phone where you would start an app (I am using "Where's my water?" as an example because it is my last app) in any of these ways:
1) Absolute beginner: Show the all apps screen, scroll down until you are there
2) Intermediate user: Show the all apps screen, switch to letter view by clicking on "A", jump to W
3) Intermediate user: Show the all apps screen, click search, type "Wa" (only leaves Wallet and Where's my Water)
4) Advanced user: Press the hardware search button, type or say "start where's my water"
5) Everyone: Pin it to the startscreen (maybe into a "Games" or "Kids" folder with this update
6) Any better idea?

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