Quick update folks, a new Windows 10 Mobile build is out, and it is called Build 10586. And obviously, it is only for that godly group of fast ring developers in the Windows Insiders program.
The build however doesn’t feature much except for an extra stressed improvement in communication apps and few minor improvements. But when it comes to Windows 10 Mobile, every build holds importance, considering that it doesn’t get as much attention as its older sibling, the Windows 10 for Desktop.
So whats new ? Improved communications for a start. The new build, according to the Microsoft birdy Gabe Aul features improvements to the Messaging + Skype app – through both app updates via the Store and also on the server side.
Other changes in the build include :
- Issue that caused the Start experience to become corrupted (garbled) after upgrading and restoring a backup from a phone that had a different resolution has been fixed.
- You should now be able to set your default save locations via Settings > System > Storage and it will correctly reflect the current storage settings. Your SD card should no longer show up as a garbled name in Storage settings either.
- Moving apps to a SD card should no longer cause those apps to crash.
- This should be seeing less resuming/loading text when switching apps.
- The physical camera button should be working again if it wasn’t working for you before.
- Apps and games should download from the Store more reliably.
The build, like every other MS Windows 10 build has some known issues too. Here’s a brief rundown :
- After MS released Build 10581 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring, a bug in the build caused the filesystem to become partially corrupted after doing a factory reset. For those of you who did a factory reset of your phone, you most likely did not notice this issue on Build 10581. Due to this bug however, upgrading to Build 10586 will cause your phone to go into a reboot loop after the upgrade completes – rebooting at the Windows or operator logo.
- Deploying Silverlight apps through Visual Studio to your phone still won’t work in this build. This issue will be fixed with the release of Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 on Nov. 30th. You can deploy UWP apps to your phone without any issues.
- There is a known issue where the tile for Insider Hub still remains under All apps but doesn’t open. Insider Hub isn’t included in this build. There isn’t a way to get it back unfortunately. However, it’ll return in a future flight! In the meantime, use Insider Hub on the PC as a workaround.
Tell us in the comments if you’ve had a go at the build. Cheers !