As the first Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview was only just released this April, the first update just a month later shows signs of quick progress for Microsoft. Not known especially for their quick-fire updates to this mobile operating system, Microsoft could very well be turning over a new page in their mobile software strategy.
It was the 14th of April when the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview was first shown – in full – to the public. Fast-forward a month to the day and none other than Windows Phone’s own Joe Belfiore is letting it be known that this mobile operating system is getting its first major update. This update includes “news bits” as well as “plenty of bug fixes” coming in this morning.
This update also includes battery improvements. Specifics are scant, though it is clear that this build – 8.10.12382.878 – will be sent to all Windows Phone devices running the Developer Preview for Windows Phone 8.1. Microsoft suggests that this update includes “several improvements based on the feedback we’ve received.”
This update can be accessed by Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview users by heading to Settings – Phone Update – Check for Updates. This update has begun rolling out this morning and could – potentially – be released to the whole world by the end of the week.