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Windows 8.1 update for CM Alpha Luxe and Alpha Style rolls out

Cherry Mobile has announced on their Facebook page that the  Windows software update for their Alpha Luxe and Alpha Style are now available for download. It carries a slew of improvements including better battery life for the devices.



Below are the list of improvements that users could expect when they install the latest Windows update:

  • Live Folders – You can now organize your apps into folders on your Start screen. To create a Live Folder, just drag a tile over another tile and then name the folder.
  • Automatic Scheduled Updates – When an update is available, it is automatically installed at the time of your choosing, such as overnight when your phone is charging.
  • SMS Merge and Forwarding – The ability to select multiple SMS messages for deletion and forwarding.
  • VPN through Wi-Fi – VPN functionality through a public Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • Improved IE on Mobile Website – Greatly enhances mobile usage and compatibility for Windows Phone users.
  • Quick Charging – Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 support is included, letting Windows Phone users with the appropriate chipset take advantage Qualcomm’s rapid, high voltage USB charging. Consequently, charging times should be upwards of 75% faster.
  • Advanced Bluetooth – Advanced support for Bluetooth standards PAN (personal area network) 1.0 profile, aptX codec support for A2DP, and browsing support for AVRCP. These new standards give customers better streaming and compatibility for Windows Phone media.
  • Improved Battery Life – Numerous fixes all work together to provide improved battery life for all Windows Phones.

Planning to get either of the two devices? check out our review here:


Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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13 Responses

  1. winphone says:

    Its WINDOWS PHONE 8.1 update

  2. Easy E says:

    Makaka “10” kaya?

  3. Jobim says:

    Not out yet. I just checked.

  4. eap says:

    Two weeks ago pa yata available yung update na yan. My OS version now is 8.10.14226.359.

  5. lawrence says:

    more than 2 weeks na ako nag update. late lang siguro na-post. Yes, ang daming improvements. especially battery life. I can go more than 24 hours use na ngayon.

  6. emmanu says:

    ok ba ang CM, mga papa?

    • lawrence says:

      i don’t know about CM in general. Pero I was pleasantly surprised with the build quality and performance of the Alpha Luxe for it’s price point. i bought it at only around P3,600 kay I never expected much from it. Screen quality pa lang, sulit na ang P3,600 ko. :-)

  7. emmanu says:

    thanks papa lawrence. yung mga native lumia apps ba kasama din dito sa CM? gaya ng mga camera at photo apps nila, papa?

  8. Anony Mouse says:

    Wala ba kayong problema sa pag-access ng contents sa micro-SD card?

  9. lada says:

    this update was released a month ago! so far so good! CM alpha style is a good secondary phone

  10. Ivan says:

    Me gyroscope ba ang Alpha Luxe?

  11. Hammer says:

    Will it be receiving “windows 10” update?
    Also, will it be compatible with the latest lumia camera?

  12. vic says:

    can anyone confirm if the Alpha
    Luxe Device is DLNA capable?

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