Microsoft has quietly updated its KIN phone software with minor functional changes to Twitter. No official changelog orÂ acknowledgement has been provided by Microsoft at this time. So far I have noticed the following changes:
The software version is 1.0 build 2814.0. I’ve not been able to find what the original ship build number was, for comparison purposes. It appears this update was solely Twitter-focused, as I’ve not been able to find any other changes in the system. Since I’ve just noticed this update in the last couple of hours I can’t really comment on whether performance has improved, but I’m guessing it has not.
Although KIN was discontinued earlier this month, Microsoft has indicated that updates are forthcoming, including one that adds the ability to Twitter reply/retweet and see more than 3 Facebook pictures at a time. There has also been talk of adding the much-talked-about calendar and social networking notifications. Earlier this week it was reported that Verizon was liquidating its KIN stock, either by sending the units back or offering a buy-one-get-one free. According to Facebook, KIN currently has 9,705 users.