Office Lens in WP8.1 will let you scan in documents with your camera and many other new WP8.1 features


15, 2014

Author Surur // in News


The MUI localization files have become a rich seam of hints about upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 features, and Jeremy Sinclair has surfaced a few more previously unknown features.

The most interesting includes finally being able to open password-protected office documents, being able to scan in office documents via Office Lens, Wallet supporting Tickets and Membership Cards, Double Tap to Wake AND Power Off your handset and many more.

See more after the break.

  • Sharing secure WI-Fi Networks with contacts if they have Wi-Fi Sense. They don’t get to see the shared password though
  • Operators can now control data sense limits remotely
  • Operators can also install certain applications once a SIM card is detected
  • Change default SMS app. You can also change which SMS app will show notifications.
  • Enterprise enrolled phones can have their passwords changed and remotely locked
  • “Type as I swipe through letters”. This means we will be seeing Swype-like functionality.
  • Office Lens support. Will scan in documents and screens
  • App Suggestions by location
  • Video Calling Support
  • Password protected Office document support
  • In-call speech commands. You’ll be able to say “Call XXXXXX”.
  • Double-Tap to unlock your phone (Feature from Lumia devices on Amber Update and newer)
  • Lock Notification
  • Quiet Hours
  • Double Tap to Power Off
  • Notification if charger isn’t of adequate power
  • Screenshot button combination is now Power + Volume Up (Since the newer phones will have the start button on screen)
  • Voice Narrator for Accessibility
  • The Search button will be the new way to open Speech instead of the Start button
  • Wallet supports tickets and membership cards
  • App Syncing
  • Backups now include application data
  • Screen Reader functionality (Maybe Text-To-Speech for apps?)
  • Screen Recording functionality
  • Inner Circle of contacts. Up to 40 contacts can be in the inner circle.
  • You can favorite photos by tapping a heart icon
  • Virtual SmartCard support

Sinclair notes that these features are not demonstrated in the emulator and may not make it to the final build, but with so much in there already I am sure we will not be too upset.


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