Windows Phone 8.1 features demoed in leaked emulator video

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The Windows Phone 8.1 SDK has made its way to select developers, hinting some Windows RT merger goodness, and also revealing a bunch of screenshots regarding future features. However, a video has surfaced showing the Emulator in action, demonstrating some of the features included in the build. Before you dive into it, please note that the final version might be different than what you see, and that some of the Windows Phone 8.1 features are not included with this specific version.

The video below shows off some of the enhancements that will grace (hopefully) all of our existing Windows Phone 8 devices, once the platform is officially launched and available for OEMs. These features and enhancements include the ability to swipe down in the multitasking view to close an app, instead of just hitting the X button, projector settings, VPN, and USB settings. You’ll also see how you can hide and customize the Navigation bar, take a peek at the volume controls for notifications and media, the new Calendar, battery power sense (think Data Sense, but for batteries), Internet Explorer with tabs independent and accessible from multitasking, the new UI for the camera, as well as the Pictures Hub.

Source: WinBeta

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