What’s new in OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion? Build 12C31a Seeded to Developers

OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion Build 12C31a seeded to developers and AppleSeed users, bringing Facebook integration and stability improvements for Messages, Game Center, Safari and Reminders.

OS X 10.8.2 beta released for developers

Right after Apple released OS X 10.8.1 update they made OS X 10.8.2 beta available for developers and AppleSeed users. The first thing many users noticed after updating to OS X 10.8.1 was that Facebook integration is still missing despite the fact Apple promised it for the OS X Mountain Lion final build which was released back in July.

Apple first began informing developers on Wednesday, inviting them to be the first to test pre-release for OS X 10.8.2. Those who accepted invitation received further information on how to access the OS X 10.8.2 beta on late Thursday.

This pre-release version of the OS X Mountain Lion knows as Build 12C31a, it is available as a 642-megabyte download directly from Apple’s developer website. Apple haven’t released official change log but asks developers to concentrate their testing on Facebook integration.

Finally OS X has system-wide Facebook integration which was promised back in WWDC 2012 which took place in June. It works similar to Twitter integration so you can share content directly from Mac this includes images, videos, documents and other content.

Apple also asks developers to pay attention to Messages, Game Center, Safari and Reminders, which means that these apps are undergoing some changes but so far I haven’t noticed any. Probably these are under-the-hood changes and they are related to stability and performance.

It is expected that final build for OS X 10.8.2 will be available for general users within one month. Unfortunately there is no way to download this update unless you are registered Apple developer or part of the AppleSeed community.

It’s been rumored that Mountain Lion won’t get public Facebook integration until the release of iOS 6, making it available on both platforms at the same time. If these rumors are correct, we will see OS X 10.8.2 update and iOS 6 sometime in mid-September alongside the next-gen iPhone.

Meanwhile, make sure you have OS X 10.8.1 update installed on your Mac which was released yesterday and brings several stability and performance for iMessage, Migration Assistant, and other default OS X apps.

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