Marketplace changes include section headers have been merged in the Windows Phone app section (i.e. Application tiles have been resized as well in both the Zune and Windows Phone sections.

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A clock, screen lock feature, and free games (Texas Hold'em and Hexic) are added.

The "quick list" has been replaced with a "now playing" list, which functions differently from the previous "quick list".

Version 3.3 was primarily a bug fix release and was released on January 26, 2010.

The operating system for the Zune devices is based on the Windows CE kernel for ARM architecture and uses a distribution similar to the Portable Media Center found on the Gigabeat S.

When artist/song information are available, the device can search for the song in the Zune Marketplace for download or purchase.

In the social section, users can broadcast the user’s profile and recent activity to others nearby.Zune supports the Windows Media DRM digital rights management system, which is not compatible with other DRM systems and is not part of the Plays For Sure platform or program.Multimedia content is transferred through Media Transfer Protocol (MTP); however, its proprietary MTP extensions (“MTPZ”) place an interoperability barrier between the Zune and previous MTP-based software.Additional features were added (Zune HD only), Smart DJ, Native AVI and XVID support, Marketplace on TV-Out, Picks on-device, increased performance, browser fixes, favorites sorting, web screenshots, hidden network, no ads on games.Additions and changes also include the increase spacing of the artist and song titles, the addition of a new section in the tagging system called 'Show Sort'.Zune’s native file compatible formats are: Any formats not compatible with an individual device are automatically transcoded into a compatible format.