Microsoft To Release Windows Phone File Manager

Windows Phone File Manager

Undoubtedly, two of the biggest weaknesses when it comes to Microsoft’s line of Windows Phones are the operating system’s embarrassing lack of apps and the fact that despite being a portable alternative to Microsoft’s desktop Windows offerings, it can sometimes be quite difficult to use Windows mobiles as just that. Microsoft know this, mind, which is why a latest update brought with it both a virtual assistant and a notification menu. But neither of these things bring the mobile OS in line with what fans want nor is it what they’ve been asking for going on some years now, but Microsoft have now announced that they are going to solve all of these problems by releasing a Windows phone file manager.

Turning to the Internet site known equally for rampant fanboyism and professional Q&As, Microsoft announced the file manager during a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session, thankfully taking advantage of the site’s latter feature rather than the former. Speaking to fans during the AMA, Joe Belfiore, the Corporate Vice President and Manager for Windows Phone Program Management at Microsoft, explained that his team are currently working on the file manager and rather than being a pipe dream used to pique fan interest, Belfiore and co. are actually looking to have the app on the Windows Phone Store by the end of the month.

He was even kind enough to provide a screenshot so we know that he’s not trying to pull the wool over our eyes and that it’s actually happening, really. That photo is also concrete proof of Microsoft’s ability to 1-up iOS and Android as neither Apple nor Google’s rival operating systems have dedicated file managing systems either. Granted, one of the most high profile Android handset makers, Samsung, has included a file manager at least since they released their Samsung Galaxy S4 so unless you want a Galaxy handset, for file management, Windows Phones are set to be the better choice.

Source: Reddit

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