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New Windows Phone 8.1 update: Installation experience & changelog ?

WP8.1So, Microsoft has started rolling out an update to devices running Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview. This update takes the Windows Phone 8.1 OS version to 8.10.12382.878. So, here is the update installation experience and what we can find as new or changed.

Installation:

First things first, please make sure you have “Preview for developers app” still installed and you are signed in and have enabled it for  update. If not, you may not get any “update available” prompt when checking for update.

Now go to Settings—>Phone update—> check for updates. Once prompted let it download the update. 8.10.12382.878 update is about 22 MB in size and the whole installation experience takes 15-20 minutes including data restore post update. Once the update is done you will be informed. Check the above screenshots.

WP8.1 updateChangelog:

While this is mostly a Bug Fixing and Battery life enhancement kind of update, here are few improvements I could notice.

  • New Cortana animations including new bouncing ball avatar
  • Bing rewards are now available and can be accessed from Cortana search settings
  • Battery life is certainly better than before

What else you could notice? Do let us know in comments below.

In case you want to read more about Windows Phone 8.1 features, tips, tricks, hands-on, get them all on one page.

Nayan

Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Windows, Gadgets and general Technology stuff.
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