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Last month Microsoft finally unveiled Windows Phone 8.1. Soon after the initial announcement Microsoft release a developer preview of the new software. A month has passed since the preview was released and today the company released the first Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview update. It has rolled out and will automatically pop up on devices running the software.

According to Windows Phone chief Joe Belfiore the first Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview update brings battery improvements as well as “plenty of bug fixes.” Technically the software is in something of a “beta mode” right now and any remaining bugs are being ironed out ahead of the public release over the summer.

Microsoft has officially confirmed that the start of support for Windows Phone 8.1 begins June 24th. Its likely that the “final version” of Windows Phone 8.1 will be provided to carriers that day. Once they’re done with their tests, end users can expect to receive the official update on their devices.

Those who are already running a developer preview of the new software on their device can get this first update by going to the Settings application and tapping on Phone Updates. Belfiore’s tweet makes it evident that this update doesn’t bring any new features, so no need to get your hopes up.

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