Yesterday evening, while Apple was busy showcasing its wonders at WWDC 2014, Microsoft has quietly pushed an update to Windows Phone 8.1 Preview.

Yesterday evening, while Apple was busy showcasing its wonders at WWDC 2014, Microsoft has quietly pushed an update to Windows Phone 8.1 Preview. The update weighs less than 30 MB and comes with new build 8.10.12393.890. There is no official changelog, however, Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet has confirmed that the update will fix a number of bugs and improve performance of the operating system.

Furthermore, some users have also noticed a little change to the boot screen. However, nothing new can be discerned majorly but a continuous refinement of the new operating system which is expected to arrive by the end of June or the early days of July. Windows Phone 8.1 is still a very amateur operating system, and Microsoft is working hard to make it more reliable and complete.

Few days back, Microsoft has also released another update to the Windows Phone 8.1 that addresses the problem of excessive battery consumption. If you are using preview version of Windows Phone 8.1 and have not yet updated, then simply go to Settings > Phone Update and tap on “Check for Updates.”

It should be noted that Windows Phone 8.1 Preview is a version for developers, but it can be downloaded by anyone with a Windows Phone 8 device. You just simply need to install Preview for Developers app and follow the instructions.

13 COMMENTS

  1. “Windows Phone 8.1 is still a very amateur operating system, and Microsoft is working hard to make it more reliable and complete.”

    Not sure I understand why it is called an “amateur operating system”. I have heard of WP8 being called incomplete before.

    • I agree. Windows Phone has been incomplete when compared to iOS and Android but WP8.1 is pretty much on a par anyway. Even before though, WP was professional whether it was incomplete or not.

  2. Amateur is still an accurate description. No change log for the updates, just like on Surface. Previous point updates to WP 8.0 broke apps that had to then be reinstalled. This latest Dev preview update seems to have broken their much vaunted new MDM controls, which worked on 8.10.12382.878 and now don’t. That’s without even getting into all the other issues with WinPhone.

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