Windows Phone 8 is finally here, but is it everything you hoped it would be? We’ve heard that Microsoft felt a bit rushed in finalizing work on the platform so it could meet its launch deadline, so there’s already a degree of expectation that we could see Microsoft fine-tune some of those areas where it might have struggled when it comes time for the next Windows Phone system update to arrive. That could already be undergoing testing, as revealed by a new shot of a Lumia 920 development handset.
We can clearly see this phone is running WP8 build 10141, a significant step forward from the 9903 comprising the initial Windows Phone 8 release. Now, there’s the possibility that this could be little more than a customization intended for the Chinese market, but as WPCentral was quick to point out, that doesn’t seem like the sort of thing that would drive the build number quite so far up. On the other hand, though, the change isn’t quite as large as it’s been between major revisions like Mango and Tango. Ultimately, we may be looking at a more medium-sized update.
Of course, none of this gives us any insight into specific changes that could be waiting under the surface, and until we get some hands-on reports of interaction with one of these 10141 phones, we could remain in the dark.
What are you hoping to see arrive with Microsoft’s next Windows Phone update?