It has been a good month for Windows Phone users. Microsoft finally pushed out the Windows Phone 8.1 update which brought a lot of improvements for this mobile platform. The company continues to work on improving the software and there has been chatter that the first major update for Windows Phone 8.1 will be out soon enough. Some of the features that are expected to be included in Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 update have been rumored.

We already know that the update is going to bring native folders support, this is something that has already been confirmed, and will certainly appeal to those who have a lot of applications installed on their device.

The next major update will reportedly allow manufacturers to change the start tile layout in some cases and even introduce a phone cover app. The Store tile will be a medium-sized live tile and will show both Store logo and the name.

It is also claimed that entity extraction will be supported in the Messaging app and that users will be able to choose to display number dialed when calling their voicemail. OEMs will also get the ability to allow or refrain the use of SD cards for phone updates. OEMs will have the ability to show or hide the “automatically download updates” option on the device as well.

It is not known for sure as yet when Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 update will be shipped to end users, though it has already been referenced in the OEM portal.

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