Windows Phone 8.1 Developer's Preview 8.10.14176.243

A new firmware revision 3058.50000.1424.0003 has been rolled out for all those Windows Phone 8.1 (8.10.14176.243) Developer's Preview users and finally after checking the “extra+info” option under “settings” it can be seen that the old Lumia Black has now changed to Lumia Cyan.

The update was recently made available for all Developer's Preview users and it is expected to bring new improvements under the hood along with the updates already available with Lumia Cyan. However, as we were installing this new update the problem with the spinning wheels or gears appeared again for the first part of the update.

Multiple updates in one

Several updates that already were received some time ago have been re-applied after the Lumia Cyan update. So, after installing the first part of the update a summary confirming the following updates is shown: Windows Phone 8.1 (8.10.12400.899), Windows Phone 8.1 (8.10.14176.243), Windows Phone 8.1 (8.10.14147.180) and Windows Phone 8.1 (8.10.14157.200).

The new update is split into two parts. The first part will bring Lumia Cyan to Windows Phone 8.1 Developer's preview users and the second part will bring some updates that might have been previously installed before the Lumia Cyan update.

Windows Phone 8.1 update summary

What's new in Lumia Cyan for Windows Phone 8.1 Developer's preview?

Most of the Lumia Cyan features were already available before the update. However, the following visual changes have been added:

  • The extra+info menu has now changed to “Lumia Cyan”
  • An arrow pointing out on the top left to indicate that cellular data or WiFi data is being transferred, so it is very useful to find out whether internet is being used or not
  • Some improvements in performance are also expected but only time will tell if indeed there's a noticeable and meaningful improvement
    The arrow indicator was already available for those who updated to Lumia Cyan in August and will look like this:
    Arrow in wifi