standard Video: Update 1 for WP 8.1 Changelog + Live Folders Preview

DSC05741Earlier today Microsoft flipped the switch and released Update 1 for WP 8.1 as a developer preview for anyone who was interested. The update brings with a bunch of minor fixes and updates, as well as bringing live folders to the start screen; check them out in action below:

Although Microsoft haven’t released a complete official changelog for the update, we know the following improvements are included:

  • Start screen live folders
  • Internet pairing over Bluetooth
  • App Corner/Consumer VPN
  • Music improvements
  • Selecting multiple texts from an SMS thread for forwards and deleting
  • Cortana Alpha for China, India, UK and Canada
  • Improved live tile for the store
  • Alarm Snooze settings (5, 10, 20, 30 or 60 minutes.)
  • Under the hood improvements

If you’ve noticed any other changes let us know down below. Have you grabbed the update, what do you think of it so far?


  • Arif Hamza

    Flash player need to there

  • Arif Hamza

    Windows phone biggest failure is not able have flash players – like Adobe connections etc

  • trnz

    the store tile when medium sized is a live tile

  • weasel

    I’ve had a problem with the camera app randomly starting when I use other apps. Default is Nokia cam. The new folder option cleans up my start screen. Cool animations like you say.

    • I’ve had the same, but since the WP 8.1 Preview (not just Update 1) I always assumed it was because I dropped my phone so many times the connection was loose, but I’m kind of relieved to hear it’s a software issue.

  • claus

    I had problems with Cortana in UK, but the Canadian works well. UK was voice with the accent, but as I said it didn’t work. I’m mostly after SI units, so Canada will have to do for now