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IE 11 on Windows Phone 8.1 shown off on video; shows new Reading View and tweaked UI

We’ve seen numerous leaks related to the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update, including images, videos and even the SDK. Many of the new features have already been made public and now we’re getting another small piece of the puzzle. A new video shows off some of the improvements coming to IE with this update.

There isn’t anything massive here, but all the small improvements that Microsoft’s putting into the 8.1 update will make users’ lives on Windows Phone a much more enjoyable experience. IE 11 is no exception and, as we can see from the video below, there are quite a number of tweaks coming.

Among these additions you’ll notice the Stop/Refresh button has been moved to the Address Bar instead of taking up a separate button. You’ll also notice a completely new feature, Reading Mode. Users can tap that to view articles and webpages in a more accessible and distraction free version, so they can focus on reading.

The new view is also accessible from the address bar and users can customize some of the settings such as font size and background color.

The new browser will also save and remember passwords for different websites, and will bring quite a few other features including uploading of files, extended support for HTML5 and WebGL and so on.

Windows Phone 8.1 is expected to launch as a developer preview at BUILD in April and hit general availability sometime this summer. All Windows Phone 8 devices are expected to receive this new version of Microsoft’s OS.

Source: Unleashthephones

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