For those of you who are a Windows Phone developer, you might be happy to know that the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview has been released today, allowing anyone with a developer account to get an early look at the OS.

The news was announced earlier today by Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore on his Twitter account @joebelfiore, to which he sent the following:

To grab the preview for yourself, you can head on over to Microsoft’s developer site, however if you are not a developer, TechCrunch has recently revealed some work around that will gain you a preview of the build on your handset, even if you aren’t registered.

To get the update, go to the Windows Phone App Studio web page and sign in with your MS credentials. Start your own project (don’t worry, you never have to actually build anything if you don’t want to) and then grab the companion Windows Phone app that tells your phone to look for the update. The check for a new update in the software update section of settings in your Windows Phone. All Windows Phone 8 devices are compatible with the Windows Phone 8.1 update.

Source TechCrunch

This article may include links to affilates, and if you click on one of these affilate links, we may recieve commission.