Windows Phone 8.1 to get File Manager by May-end [Screenshots]

By Sarmistha Acharya | Small Business

Microsoft has confirmed that a File Manager app is coming to Windows Phone 8.1 users.

At the Build Developer Conference last month, Microsoft introduced the most anticipated Windows Phone operating system, Windows Phone 8.1, which comes with a number of features.

With customised Start Screen, Lock Screen Themes, Cortana personal digital assistant, Action Center that allows seeing notifications from any app, new Word Flow Keyboard and various other goodies, the latest Windows Phone 8.1 is smoother and faster than its predecessor.

But one of the features the Windows Phone 8.1 has missed out is File Manager.

Recently, Joe Belfiore, Microsoft's vice-president of Windows and User Experience through an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit confirmed that a File Manager app is coming for Windows Phone 8.1.

He mentioned that he is running a File Manager build in two of his phones. As for the release, the File Manager is expected to be in stores by this month-end. He has also shared a few screenshots suggesting how the File Manager apps will look like.

Below is Joe Belfiore's statement about the File Manager app for Windows Phone 8.1 on Reddit.

[–]joebelfioreVP, Lead Windows Phone Team[S] 381 points 14 hours ago

WOO HOO! SOMEONE ASKED THIS QUESTION!! I've been waiting! in fact, I've avoided tweeting on this very topic just for all you redditors. Seriously.

in fact-- you GET A CORTANA T-SHIRT FOR ASKING!! :) (PM me your size and we'll get it to you.)

*** YES *** We are doing a File Manager for WP8.1! I know a LOT of you are looking for this (thanks for the tweets, I've read them all). In fact, I've been running a build of it on two of my phones for the last week or so and it's getting to pretty good shape.

Here's what it looks like:

We are expecting to get it into the store HOPEFULLY by the end of May.

Here are the screenshots of the File Mangare app from Windows Phone 8.1.

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