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Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers Gets a ‘Critical’ November Update

Microsoft released a slew of new updates for its desktop operating systems, as well as a new build for Windows 10 Technical Preview. Not to be forgotten, the company also released a new update for Windows Phone 8.1 for members of the Preview for Developers program this week.

Here’s a look at how to get the update and what’s included with it.

Windows Phone 8.1 (8.10.14203.306)

This new update includes improvements to the Battery app that also includes a real-time Live tile for the app. It also allows adding the Battery Save to quick settings in the Action Center.

Here’s a look at what the new features look like after the update is installed.

Battery Saver New Features

If you’re a Preview for Developers program member, you know the drill…go to Settings > Phone Update > Check for Updates  to download and install the update – your phone will reboot once or twice.

Windows Phone Update

If you aren’t a member of the program and want to get these types of updates before the general public, read out article on how to join the Preview for Developers program for Windows Phone. It’s free and only takes a few minutes to set up. Just remember there are a few caveats, namely it can void your phone’s warranty.

What are your thoughts about the new update? Do you like the new Battery Saver feature? Leave a comment below and tell us about it!

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2 Responses to Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers Gets a ‘Critical’ November Update

  1. Jon November 17, 2014 at 8:30 pm #

    Oh good, now I can see the battery status at the top of the screen AND the middle. How did I ever live without this…

  2. aref November 18, 2014 at 11:46 pm #

    When will be denim update available for the user 520 who have in preview for developer.

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