Microsoft Corp. will release the next firmware update for the Zune music player device this month, according to Zune Insider. The site quotes the Zune release manager confirming that the Zune Firmware Update 1.3 will be available Mid-March. Here is what he said it will include...
Microsoft was relatively happy with how the Zune player performed over the 2006 holidays, even though the device still can't compete with Apple's iPod, and probably won't for a long time. Other Zune rumors have since emerged however, including a possibility of gaming content for Zune in the near future.
- We’re fixing the skipping problem that some users were experiencing – that is, content acquired from Zune Marketplace will no longer skip when played on the device.
- Improved device and software reliability, when it comes to device detection, and improved sync'ing.
- We’ve made some changes to the FM Tuner so it no longer drains the battery when in sleep mode.