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Windows Phone 8.1 Floodgates Now Bursting Wide Open(VIDEO)

February 11, 2014 No Comments

Windows Phone 8.1 leaks are sprouting out all over, and wile there is much to learn about the new update, what can be said is that this time around Microsoft just about covered all bases. Check out the video below from Winbeta.org showing off 12 minutes of the many innovations Microsoft included in the SDK build released early for developers:  

We’ve managed to get our hands on a pre-release build of Windows Phone 8.1 in SDK form!

New features in WP8.1/Blue (as listed by MyNokiaBlog)

  • VPN Support
  • Battery Power Sense (think Data sense, but for battery tracking)
  • Ability to change the default messaging app (like the ability to change the camera app).. oh the endless possibilities if this is done right
  • OneDrive
  • Separate Music and Video hubs
  • A new podcast app (hopefully available globally)
  • Apps can be installed to SD cards (option to be disabled as well), appears to be called “Storage Sense”, screenshot below.
  • Better multitasking (more like windows 8), where the back button freezes apps in the background rather than ending them, meaning that we should be seeing a lot less loading times.
  • The new SDK includes “Universal App” support with templates to build Windows Store and Windows Phone Store apps from the same shared HTML and JavaScript code, which is the first step towards RT/Windows 8 and Windows Phone merging together.
  • New Camera UI
  • Swipe down to close apps
  • Improved YouTube player in browser
  • navigation bar color options
  • Geofencing API for location-based reminders
  • Background tasks: Bluetooth signal strength, Chat message notification, Device connection change, Device use trigger, Gatt characteristic notification, Location, Push notification, Rfcomm connection, System event, Timer
  • Auto updates for Apps
  • File Picker
  • Deeper Twitter and Facebook integration
  • Select multiple live tiles

WPCentral Listing Of New Discovered Features:

  • NEW Audio/video transcoding, Hardware accelerated
  • NEW Media editing:  audio and video; Audio effects, video effects; Slow motion video
  • NEW Apps can capture audio/video from themselves
  • NEW Stereoscopic 3d support
  • NEW Wi-Fi Direct, a Wi-Fi standard allowing direct peer-to-peer connections over Wi-Fi without an access point
  • NEW Windows Phone 8.1 apps won’t run on 8.0 devices until they upgrade
  • NEW Documentation confirms ALL current Windows Phone 8 hardware to get 8.1
  • NEW Dev tools: SemanticZoom, DatePicker, TimePicker
  • NEW PlayTo support
  • NEW Single sign-in for apps (like on Windows 8) with Microsoft Account; sign in will persist across devices + apps with permissions prompt
  • NEW YouTube Player (see lede image) including HTML5 video support (video playback doesn’t have to be full screen)  And you get custom UI, so YouTube Closed Captions are in
  • NEW File picker (see above image)
  • NEW Geofencing API for location-based reminders
  • NEW Background tasks: Bluetooth signal strength, Chat message notification, Device connection change, Device use trigger, Gatt characteristic notification, Location, Push notification, Rfcomm connection, System event, Timer
  • NEW Slide down to close apps
  • NEW Navigation bar color selection
  • NEW USB choices
  • NEW Updated camera layout, similar to Windows 8.1 (see photo below)

Check out more leaks at Reddit and across the internet .

Source: Reddit, MyNokiaBlog

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