Leak reveals new WP8.1 GDR1 features, including NTP support

WP8.1-GDR1

We ran a poll a few weeks ago asking if the clocks on the Windows Phones of our readers were accurate, and more than 30% agreed that theirs were running slow.

It seems Microsoft was listening, as they are already working on a solution, according to a leak via NokiaPowerUser.com.

According to their information WP8.1 GDR1, the next minor version of the OS, will support Network Time Protocol, when Network Identity and Time Zone, the carrier’s time system, is not working.

Their leak also reveals support for WXXGA (800×1280) resolution by the use of black bars, the ability to activate Cortana from the phone kit in the car by giving it a phone book entry ( a much needed capability) and also Dual-SIM capability with both GSM + CDMA networks.

We have also of course heard earlier GDR1 will feature new folders and Voice over LTE support.

It appears GDR1 is shaping up to be a rather solid upgrade.  It is already being discussed with OEMs, and is expected to hit the market in the August time frame.

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