Microsoft has released the Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview about one month ago. Today, Microsoft has released the first update for the Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview, in preparation for a wider consumer launch in the coming weeks. The new update reportedly brings plenty of the bug fixes, new features and battery improvements.
Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President and manager for Windows Phone has first publicized the update through the Twitter. He posted, “Running Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview? Go check for the updates, we have news bits with more number of bug fixes including some battery improvements”.
If you are the registered developer and enthusiastic in program then get the new update with build number 8.10.12382.878. To download the latest update go to Settings<<Phone Update and tap on it to check for the updates.
The Windows Phone 8.1 has been a real reboot for the Microsoft’s mobile platform. The most important new features that came with the WP 8.1 version are Cortana Digital personal assistant, Action center for notifications, file management capabilities and word flow keyboard. These are long lasting requests by the Windows Phone users.
Microsoft has released the Windows Phone 8.1 update with an aim to close the feature gap with respect to the other popular mobile platforms and the feedback from the power users in the next step in that direction. If we see the Action center in Windows Phone, still it needs some improvements in performance as well as handling the notifications, but so far it has worked well with no complaints. Battery life improvements with the new update is the welcome change. There is no official word from Microsoft about the new features added with this update.