New Windows Phone 8.1 build numbers spotted as development continues

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Microsoft’s well on its way to releasing Windows 8.1 for computers and tablets, and we’ve already heard that the software has been released to OEMs to get them started on preparing for its public launch. On the smartphone side, we’ve been tracking similar progress towards the development of Windows Phone 8.1, as revealed by evidence in logs. Back in June, we caught wind of one of these new builds, 8.10.12076.0, and after looking around a little more, found signs of build numbers going as high as 8.10.12079. We’re a couple months further along by this point, and indeed it looks like development has kept up the pace, with new evidence pointing to work on builds 8.10.12173 and 12178.

Based on the frequency at which these new builds are popping up, it seems clear that testing is still very limited in its scope, but that’s really par for the course.

There’s no telling how many additional builds of 8.1 Microsoft intends to put together before it’s ready to release, but at the rate we’ve been seeing version numbers climb, it’s not inconceivable that they could continue to grow quite a bit first.

Thanks: Patrick Campanale

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