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Microsoft issues update to Windows Phone 8.1 preview for developers

updated 04:50 pm EDT, Wed May 14, 2014

Several improvements issued in update including bug fixes and battery improvements

Developers on the Windows Phone platform can look forward to the first update to the preview program. Build number 8.10.12382.878 has been made available for those enlisted in the Windows Phone 8.1 preview for developers. The program has given developers and enthusiasts alike the opportunity to investigate new features in the platform including Cortana and Action Center.

In the announcement from Microsoft, Brandon LeBlanc states that the "update includes several improvements based on the feedback we've received." The details of those improvements are not outlined in the post from the company. However, the update comes a month after the development project launched. Member of the Windows Phone team Joe Belfiore offered a little more information on the update via Twitter. He confirmed that bug fixes were addressed in the update, as were battery improvements.

Developers in the program that wish to receive the update will need to initiate the "check for updates" option in the phone update area under settings. LeBlanc adds the the company has "received a ton of great feedback so far on what people like about Windows Phone 8.1, and some things we can improve."

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