HP has just started rolling out a new firmware update for its recently released Elite x3 Windows phone handset. This is the second firmware update to be released for device, with the first rolling out only a few weeks ago alongside the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update.

The new firmware identifies itself as version 0002.0000.0014.0100, replacing the older firmware version 0002.0000.0007.0088. Whilst the previously released firmware updated added some new features, like Double Tap To Wake, this new firmware update appears to be bug-fix specific.

It seems like this firmware update has drastically improved the Camera app experience, which since launch has been plagued with countless software bugs and performance issues. There's still room for improvement, of course, but today's firmware update makes it much more tolerable, faster and better.

Update: So, far this is what we have noticed with the new firmware

  • Camera tap-to-focus and focusing, in general, is much faster
  • The OS seems more responsive including faster transitions/animations
  • 'Lock to lower' feature (part of Double Tap to Wake) is now disabled; Raise to wake works and should be improved

The update is rolling out now on the HP Elite x3 via Windows Update and should be available for those on the Insider Preview fast/slow rings soon. Let us know below if you spot any new changes with today's new firmware update!