A handful of popular Windows Phone apps have received updates recently that appear to mainly deal with fixing bugs and improving performance.
First up is the addictive Empire building game from Disney Mobile, Star Wars: Tiny Death Star. The game has you building an all-new Death Star and defeating the Rebel Alliance. The update takes the game to version 126.96.36.199 and fixes the problem of stores not producing coins while the game is closed of minimized.
Next up is the Windows Phone messenger app WhatsApp. WhatsApp is available for Windows Phone, Android, Blackberry and iOS devices making it a handy cross-platform communications app. The update bumps WhatsApp to version 2.11.356 and fixes a few issues with reception of broadcast messages.
Finally, we have an update for Nokia Camera. This update takes the Nokia Lumia camera app to version 188.8.131.52 and is a bit of a mystery as to what all it involves. The Store description lists the update adding support for DNG files on the Lumia 1520 and 1020 but that description seems to be dated. Our guess is that the update deals with maintenance issues or unlocks the DNG support for International Lumia devices that recently received the Nokia Black Update. We have reached out to Nokia for clarification and should we hear different, we will pass it on.
- Star Wars: Tiny Death Star (Free): Windows Phone 8, Windows 8
- WhatsApp (Free/Annual Fee): Windows Phone
- Nokia Camera (Free): Windows Phone 8 (Nokia Collection)
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