Windows Phone desktop sync app gets an update for compatibility with 'the latest version of Windows Phone'

There's an update to the Windows Phone app for Windows 8 to be had, but what comes with that update? Well, that's an unknown. A good number of you have tipped us that you've downloaded the update, but that, as we've seen, there's no real indication of what's changed. Except for this: "Windows Phone app now supports the latest version of Windows Phone." Huh.

Which is interesting, considering that the previous version of the Windows Phone app for Windows 8 was perfectly compatible with the current version of Windows Phone. So what is this "latest version of Windows Phone" that the sync app now supports? Could it be Windows Phone 8.1?

It's certainly possible that Microsoft's getting things lined up here in advance of the launch of Windows Phone 8.1, and we've reached out to Microsoft for clarification about what's happening here, but they haven't gotten back to us yet. With Microsoft Build 2014 kicking off tomorrow, it might not be too long until we find out what's going on here.

Derek Kessler

Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.