To say that Windows Phone 8.1 comes with a nice set of features is as overwhelming an understatement as any. Microsoft has thrown in everything (including the proverbial kitchen sink) in this long overdue update to its mobile operating system.

And one of the key new enhancements in this new version is the variety of new storage management capabilities — much to the delight of users.

As this report confirms, Windows Phone 8.1 users will be able to move installed applications to their microSD card after upgrading to this new version. Additionally a new UI to manage SD card is also included, that comes with new options and refinements.

You can take an early peek at it via the image above.

Developers will, however, have the final say in this, and they can prevent an application from being installed on memory cards. This may come in handy if certain apps contain sensitive information.

Additionally, a number of new changes have also been unearthed, including screen recording capabilities, double tap to unlock, backups that include app data, Quiet Hours, an Inner Circle of contacts, along with support for password-protected Office documents.

User will also be able to zoom on webpages using just their voice. Mamma mia!

All these features have been extracted from the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK that recently went live, and while there is no confirmation that all of these will be included in the final version, all sings are pointing to this being one an update that towers over all other updates.

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  • Dominico-James Black Eagle Hod

    I can’t wait purchasing the Nokia Lumia Icon on March second. Hopefully we don’t have to wait long for 8.1.

  • Ray C

    Microsoft needs to ad every little feature to the next update after this one. I don’t care how small. If it’s something people want or complain about on any platform, have it in Windows Phone. Then that could be a little marketing point. That’s what the others do. They’re worse than PC informercials making every small feature a big deal LOL.