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Finally! Windows Phone Preview for Developers Available Later Today

October 14, 2013 No Comments

Aside from the Windows Phone Team finally detailing the third Windows Phone 8 update, Microsoft also announced the availability of a Windows Phone preview for developers. Now developers can try out all the new features and build apps around them without wasting time and waiting around for the official release.

Windows Phone Team: Points of note about the preview

There are a few key elements about the program that are worth calling out:

  • The update only includes the Microsoft portion of the update. We’re not providing the firmware and drivers that are specific to your device; the rest of the update will flow down to your phone when you receive the official update. And to help ensure the best experience on the update, we require you to have at least build 8.0.10322.71 with the corresponding device drivers to install this update.
  • When you opt in and apply a prerelease update, you can only move forward with updates. When the update is publicly released for your device, you will once again be in a ‘released state.’ There is no path back to a prior release/update.
  • After you install a preview update, you may void any warranty from your MO and OEM. In the unlikely event you run into an issue after you apply the prerelease update, you can visit the preview program’s support forum

You can read more on the Windows Phone Blog

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