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Native File Explorer Discovered in Windows Phone 8.1?

As I was browsing desktop websites on my Lumia 1520, I stumbled across something pretty cool.

Whereas in previous iterations of Internet Explorer on Windows Phone tapping “Browse” on a desktop web-optimized website would do nothing, Internet Explorer 11 on Windows Phone 8.1 provides a solution. Not only does it allow you to upload images, but virtually any kind of file on your phone via a mysteriously unnoticed file explorer.

Check out the video to see how it works (I used the “upload a file” Wikipedia page as an example). If you look closely, you’ll also notice options to browse from the Photos hub as well as browse OneDrive.

Have you seen this file explorer-like interface pop up in other places in the new OS? Let us know in the comments.