The official changelog for Windows Phone 8.1 Update is here

Microsoft has posted their official changelog for the GDR1 update on the Windows Phone Blog. Although it misses a number of things specific to OEMs and carriers, as well as no mention of the improved Bluetooth stack and IE updates, it does list a number of improvements specific to the end user experience.

Windows Phone 8.1 Update OS version: 8.10.14141.167 or 8.10.14147.180

  • FoldersFolders let you organize your Start screen the way you want. Just push one Tile on top of another one to create a folder and get going.
  • Messaging. Combine multiple text messages into one, and then forward them to someone else.
  • Selection. With improved selection, you can now delete multiple callsmessages, or contacts.
  • Apps CornerApps Corner lets you specify apps other people can use on a Windows Phone. Great for individuals and any-sized organizations who want to provide only the essential apps for others to use for work, school, or any other reason.
  • Alarms. Now you can customize the snooze time for an alarm, and then enjoy a little more shuteye for the time you want.
  • Accessory apps. Use accessory apps to get notifications from your phone on your smart watch, active phone cover, fitness tracker, or other kinds of accessories.
  • Internet sharing. Now you can share your cellular data connection over Bluetooth, so you can get an Internet connection on more kinds of devices.
  • VPNVPN now supports L2TP, which lets you connect to more VPN services. Whether you connect to a VPN for work or personal use, you can do it on your Windows Phone.
  • NarratorNarrator now has touch typing and a way for you to turn off hints for controls and buttons if you don’t want them read aloud. Some other improvements to Narrator help you unlock your phone a little more quickly, find and use the Back, Start, and Search buttons more easily, and tell you when your phone screen is on or off.

However, for a more comprehensive overview of the update, you can check out an article by my esteemed colleague Vlad Dudau here, which goes into a bit more depth.

Source: Windows Phone blog via WMPoweruser

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"VPN. VPN now supports L2TP, which lets you connect to more VPN services. Whether you connect to a VPN for work or personal use, you can do it on your Windows Phone."

why no love for PPTP when all other smartphones and OS's support it?

Glad to see VPN is getting updated. Once they support LCARS protocol, you can expect to see Windows Phone used more in the Enterprise.

SSTP is the be all and end all of traditional vpns, if you like issues with routers and esp/ah or your access blocked by firewalls though L2TP is worth a look.

Hoping for it to be supported soon.

TPreston said,
SSTP is the be all and end all of traditional vpns, if you like issues with routers and esp/ah or your access blocked by firewalls though L2TP is worth a look.

Hoping for it to be supported soon.

I had no idea you were interested in this :p

Folders
Messaging
Selection
Internet
VPN

Windows Phone 8.1 Update is looking great

P.S
Android lets oems decide update which sucks as only high end devides get updates
Microsoft has the edge as all their devices released with wp8.0 get the update, maybe Andriod one can change that?!?

810 did not meet the hardware requirements?

HTC has posted on their support forums that the HTC 8S is not eligible for the latest Windows Phone 8.1 update after all. They claim that the handset does not meet the hardware criteria. Maybe they can come up with a fix with help of microsoft.


itisomegakai said,
810 did not meet the hardware requirements?

HTC has posted on their support forums that the HTC 8S is not eligible for the latest Windows Phone 8.1 update after all. They claim that the handset does not meet the hardware criteria. Maybe they can come up with a fix with help of microsoft.

810 is just a rebranded 820 for T-Mobile, no, the reason the 810 didn't got the update is because T-Mobile didn't want that device to get them.

Son_Of_Dad said,
I could use BT internet sharing to my Surface RT since GDR3 what have they changed here?

This is for Windows Phone, not Windows RT.

singularity0821 said,
Until now internet sharing was done via WiFi, now you can choose between Bluetooth and WiFi.

which is great as many devices don't have wifi

itisomegakai said,

which is great as many devices don't have wifi

Really? These days it seems like you're more likely to have wifi than bluetooth.

da00 said,
Wifi is pretty damn more popular than bluetooth in europe as far as I am concerned..

Yes but the kicker here in the US is that minute operators charge for tethering. This lets a person get online and not pay fees.

itisomegakai said,

which is great as many devices don't have wifi

Could you name some of those devices you're talking about?