Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 Dev Preview Now Live!

Just a quick heads up for you folks out there, the GDR1 (Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, Preview for Developers) has just gone live in the past hour or so.

For us in Australia, Cortana in Alpha, and it seems to be working quite well but there’s no G’Day Mate welcome.


New Native folders functionality,



select and forward multiple messages at once and a whole lot more. Just installed so let’s see what else emerges. This may not seem like a big update, but it looks good for MS’s development schedule to push out another update already, before a lot of devices have seen WP8.1, and firmware pushed. It is still unknown if there is a fix included for the problem with BitLocker encryption that has been holding up the Windows Phone 8.1 update for people that have been using the last version of the developer preview.

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