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Windows Phone 8.1 to feature a native File Manager, coming next month

cjmagowan  —  5 years ago ( May 05, 2014 )    |    Mobile, Technology


Every since the dawn of the new generation Windows Phone OS, users have been waiting for a file manager or browser for the OS. Third party app developers have been working for a file manager that somehow enables users to browse files inside their Windows Phone device. Though these file manager apps does the basics, it real don’t cut it.

With Windows Phone 8.1 however, Microsoft is introducing its own native file manager for the mobile OS, something that every other OSes should offer. This feature though wont make any major headlines, but for an OS to be really functional and independent, they should offer something for users to manage their files and allows access to the device’s folders/directories and that is now being implemented by Microsoft to its own Windows Phone 8.1 operating system.

Judging from the screenshots posted, Microsoft’s file manager seem to be straightforward on managing files, doing so will be the same as managing files and folders using a PC via a MTP connection. Users can broadly view and edit contents from the phone and SD Card storage if present as well, folders also shows how many items are there inside a specific folder. Documents and files are also dynamically associated with their appropriate applications that should open these files when tapped.

The images leaked recently was from Microsoft’s  Joe Belfiore on Reddit with a limited information surrounding the app while giving us the idea on what’s gonna come in the next month. The app is said to be ready for prime-time with Microsoft eyeing for a release sometime next month.

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