Here's what's new in this week's HP Elite x3 firmware update

Earlier this week, HP began rolling out a firmware update for its entry into the Windows 10 Mobile market, the Elite x3. There was no changelog available at the time, but HP has now offered one to Neowin.

The new firmware version is 0002.0000.0023.0113, which is an increase from 0002.0000.0018.0105. Here are the issues that were addressed:

Area Description
Camera Auto focus tuning updated.
Face detection tuning updated.
Carriers APN updated Turkish, Vodafone, EE, Spark, China Telecom, Spark, Orange France.
Performance Times for application launch are improved.
Laggy video playback on wired connection with laptop dock is fixed.
Stability Device reboots repeatedly when reaching lock screen on boot up is fixed. Issue observed more frequently when “Hey Cortana” is enabled.
Device reboots repeatedly on phone factory reset is fixed.
System HP G2 USB-C dock firmware update is supported.
USB Mouse insert causes phone to enter charging mode is fixed.

There are, however, some known issues to be aware of:

Area Description
Apps Skype for Business app cannot be launched from Continuum external display.
Connectivity LAN port of HP desk dock does not have UI configurations.
Security Too many failed unlock attempts, the device will be locked for security reasons. User can unlock the device at https://account.microsoft.com/devices.

Interestingly, the OS version listed in the release notes is build 14393.576, which was December's cumulative update. If you've got an Elite x3, then you should actually be on 14393.693, which was offered on January 10.

This is the fourth firmware update that HP has produced for the device since it was released in August, which is impressive given the state of the Windows 10 Mobile landscape. There was one in early September, another later that month that came alongside the Anniversary Update, and then one in November.

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