OS X 10.8.2 Build 12C53 Seeded to Developers, Release Imminent

The public release of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 is imminent, as Apple has just seeded another prerelease build of the update to developers a little over two days after the previous build. OS X 10.8.2 Build 12C53 lists no known issues and asks developers to focus on Messages, Facebook, Game Center, Safari, Reminders, and Power Nap.

Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Build 12C53

OS X 10.8.2 brings a number of new and improved features to OS X, most notably Facebook integration. Improvements to Game Center, iMessages, and iOS 6 compatibility are also set to be included in the release.

Perhaps most importantly for users of Mac laptops, 10.8.2 completely restores battery life to pre-Mountain Lion levels, as shown in our testing last week. This improvement alone will make the update crucial for users who rely on on-the-go running time.

The combo update for 12C53 weighs in at 686.16 MB, up slightly from the previous build, 12C50, at 682.36 MB.

The rapid release of developer builds, combined with the lack of reported known issues, indicates that 10.8.2 will be ready for general consumption very soon.