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The Official Dailymotion Windows Phone app is redesigned with the latest update

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Awesome Lock updated in preparation for the World Cup

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Asphalt 8: Airborne gets updated, adds the SSC Tuatara to the garage

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Copy This updated with Windows Phone 8.1 support and Cortana integration

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Disney Expedition updated, adds FastPass+ support to the mix

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Offline Map data updated for Windows Phone

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Zomato gets a major refresh; brings social to restaurant recommendations

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Official Facebook beta updates with bug fixes and more reliable notifications

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Fhotoroom gets an updated, adds in-app store and new editing tools

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Nokia prepares Lumia Cyan OTA update for Windows Phone 8 users, will combine Windows Phone 8.1, unique Lumia features

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Nextgen Reader updated for Windows 8, adds new Feedly Pro features and more

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Simple Calendar updated, new Live Tiles added to the mix

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Plex for Windows Phone 8 updated, adds Plex Sync to the mix

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New job post again points to over-the-air firmware updates

Last month Microsoft posted a job for a Principal Development Manager to work with Windows Mobile 7. A key issue in the listing surrounded "updateability,"which re-enforced what Dieter had talked about in a podcast, namely that Microsoft was focusing on over-ther-air firmware updates.

Now comes a new job posting for a "Lead Software Development Engineer" that bolsters all of this:

Have you wished to see your Windows Mobile phone with new features “magically” show up without you buying a new one? Do you want to see greater and better quality and cool software delivered to your love ones’ Windows phones from just a click? If this is your dream, this is a place for you. Come join us to make this dream into reality! With the mobile industry’s strong growth and several competitors playing in the field, we are going to have a challenging but fun time to show customers what Windows phone can become in the next few years.

We are in Windows Mobile device update team. Our goal is to enable customers to anticipate and enjoy a predictable stream of new and improved capabilities for their Windows Phone via a Device Update service that is worry-free and easy-to-use. Broad scope and impact, deep technologies, engineering challenges, partner interfacing with OEMs and MS internal partners, and fast pace delivery are all part of our charter. In the agile development environment, you will be working with PM/architect/test and partner teams to deliver critical stack of the update solution. You will lead a team of smart developers to solve problems in mobile OS, PC applications, and interacting with web services.

It's too bad that we'll have to wait until Windows Mobile 7 for some FOTA goodness, but it will be interesting to see how application updates are rolled alongwide the Windows Marketplace for Mobile.

Ars Technica [via MTA]

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says:

Hello! I was trying to find a FAQ page but I couldn't. Can you show it to me please :-)

says:

Thanks for pointing this out. At one of forums I was recommended to use torrent search engines and this is really very convenient. try yourself!