It’s been awhile since we’ve covered an update for the Wikipedia app from Rudy Huyn. The app is notable for not only being the best Wikipedia app on Windows Phone, but for winning Microsoft’s Next App Star contest. It just received an update today, so let’s check out what’s new in this update.

If you go to the Windows Phone Store you’ll see the app sitting at version What’s new? You won’t find anything in the app description, but head to the changelog in the app and you’ll see all the new features in version 2.1 of Wikipedia:

  • New languages – Spanish, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, German
  • Performance improvements
  • Windows Phone 8 features added to the Windows Phone 7.x version
  • Added “mangopollo” to the Windows Phone 7.x version

New languages are always appreciated for an app that’s as popular as this one is. So all our friends who are native speakers of the above language should be pretty happy. Windows Phone 8 users should see some performance gains in this release, but the happiest of users will be those on Windows Phone 7.x devices.

Wikipedia adds some features that previously were only available in the Windows Phone 8 version. For example, the tiles will now take advantage of some of the new  features (cyclic, flip, iconic) found in Windows Phone 8. You can thank “Mangopollo” for that. Notice any other changes on the Windows Phone 7.x version of Wikipedia? Share them with us below!

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