Windows Phone 8.1 now include a Downloads folder

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The new browser upload feature on Windows Phone 8.1 gives us an interesting look at the file system of Windows Phone, and it is rather striking that the OS now includes provision for a Downloads folder, much like grown-up Windows, and that the file picker appears to allow access to arbitrary files.

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Also of note is that Documents can now be shared via whatever service will accept them, including NFC/Bluetooth/WIFI Direct, and is no longer limited to simply email.

With a File Manager also being leaked recently, overall the changes we are seeing will give a much greater feeling of depth to the OS, which should hopefully satisfy those who feel the need to be in control of their experience and also help those edge cases for whom the usual scenarios do not work.

See many more Windows Phone 8.1 screen shots at Windows Phone Lover here.