File Manager Is Not Coming to Windows Phone Anytime Soon

Microsoft has confirmed that the feature is far from being completed

There was a lot of hype yesterday around some user-requested features for Windows Phone, which were mistakenly tagged as completed by an administrator that goes by the name of “Mobile Guru.”

Apparently, the File Manager for Windows Phone 8 user-requested feature that had been voted by almost 80k users was confirmed as being completed and everyone thought that Microsoft would finally bring the long-awaited file manager app on the mobile platform.

The same goes for the “flick down to close applications,” as well as the option to install apps on the microSD card, which both were tagged as completed by the same person.

No additional details were announced at that time though, so we were left thinking that Microsoft would make some statements shortly after the information spread online and those statements came but in another form.

It looks like the administrator mistakenly tagged all those features for Windows Phone 8 as being completed, which was not true, according to Microsoft.

WPCentral reports that Microsoft has already corrected the website, so Windows Phone fans should now see that the file manager, flick down to close applications and installation of apps on microSD card features are now showing as unavailable for the current mobile platform.

Obviously, this doesn't mean that one or all of these features will not be included in the Windows Phone platform at some point, but it's merely a sign that these are not ready yet.

Microsoft is now hard at work for the next major Windows Phone 8.1 upgrade, which is likely to be officially introduced next year.

We expect that at least some of these features will be included in the next version of Windows Phone, but details on the contents of the upcoming platform might leak way ahead of the official launch, so stay tuned for more info on the matter.

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