Zune 1.3 Firmware

// April 10th, 2007 // tech

Last week Microsoft released their new 1.3 firmware for the Zune. I’ve been looking forward for this firmware, which turned out to be a disappointment.

I was expecting them to at least add audio bookmarks to the firmware! How hard could it be? They already have video bookmarking. I mean almost all the podcasts I listen to are around one hour long, but when want to return to it after listening to half of it, I have to forward to the part I was listening to.

Anyways, this is what they’ve done in this update:
* They fixed 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.
* They’ve made some changes to the FM Tuner so it no longer drains the battery when in sleep mode.

2 Responses to “Zune 1.3 Firmware”

  1. Why don’t you try to suggest for them to have it in the coming firmwares, there is a chance that they haven’t heard from anybody about it, since most of people use the mp3 players for music where no body interested to have any bookmark

  2. Feras says:

    Hay Abdullah, long time no see!! :)

    I’m with you, but come on Abdullah, how could they Not know? So many podcasts now are like an hour long, and it’s difficult to listen to the entire podcast at once.

    I red a few replies demanding it on zuneinsider (the guy that runs the blog is a developer at microsoft)