OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 Beta Download Now Available, Features FaceTime Audio And More

Apple’s OS X Mavericks was first announced back at this year’s WWDC, and although it hasn’t really brought any earth-moving changes, it has somewhat enhanced the desktop operating system from last year’s Mountain Lion. Having rolled out very recently, work as been ongoing with regards to changes and improvements, and today, Apple has seeded the first OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks beta to developers.

Apple is usually fairly quick to jump from one version release to the next when it comes to any of its popular software, and with OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 having only just been rolled out to the end user, first beta of OS X 10.9.2 is now available for developers to download. Talk about swift updates!


Those signed up to the Cupertino company’s developer program can grab the update via the Mac App Store or the Mac Dev Center. In the change log, Apple has highlighted a few main areas for developers to focus on, including Mail, Messages, VPN, Graphics Drivers and VoiceOver.

A couple of changes have been made in this release. FaceTime Audio has been afforded deeper integration with both the Messages and FaceTime apps, which is a great thing for those who find themselves heavily involved in Apple’s ecosystem, while the Mail app has also been subjected to one or two minor alterations.

As ever, expect a myriad of general bug fixes and performance enhancement, and if you’re a registered developer, you can download OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks beta by firing up the Mac App Store app and hitting the update button.

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We haven’t had a chance to check it out for ourselves just yet, but we will be sure to keep you guys in the loop should we stumble across anything interesting. Such a minimal number update would suggest that this new release offers little more than housekeeping, but on the off-chance that any hidden treasures are nestled within, you’ll catch all of the details here at Redmond Pie.

Be sure to let us know how you get on with OS X 10.9.2 by leaving your thoughts and comments via the usual channels, and if you do happen to find anything interesting or noteworthy, do not hesitate to share them with us.

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