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Microsoft updates the KIN

Microsoft's KIN may be dead but it keeps on ticking. Microsoft has released an update for the KIN that offers minor functionality changes. Not enough for resuscitation but the update is reported to include the following:

  • Twitter avatars showing up in the KIN Loop
  • Changes to Twitter status appearance
  • Re-tweets by contacts show up in the Loop
  • Twitter contact profiles show up
  • Twitter contacts can now be pinned to Favorites.

Rumors were circulating that Microsoft was working on a KIN update to give it more functionality that included better Twitter integration. This may have been the last item on the KIN Team's "to do" list before they turned off the lights completely.

The software version is 1.0 build 2814.0 and can be accessed through the KIN's Over-the-Air update system (opens in new tab).

[read: wmpoweruser.com]

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

5 Comments
  • R.I.P. Kin.
  • The update probably enables the self-destruct mode in 3, 2, 1...
  • LOL. I wouldn't want to be a Kin user. Would feel weird to own a device that became obsolete just a few months after it came out. Even if MS keep supporting it.
  • At least this should be a nice sign for future WP7 updates! Hey, it's small but it came quick!
  • does this constitute the first ota update from msft???