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Microsoft Drops A Brand New Build For Windows 10 Mobile

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In keeping with the company’s policy of polishing its latest operating system, Microsoft has recently announced yet another build update for Windows 10 Mobile. Numbered 10586.29, the latest surprise update brings yet another set of improved capabilities and enhancements to the Windows 10 OS and follows the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 10586.

The update is not particularly earth-shaking, rather it is a result of the company’s policy of rushing the updates to devices directly on each other’s heels. Let us take a look at the major improvements being served with this update.

First off, the update exhibits further work that has been done on the new Edge browser. The browser — which has been introduced with the aim of supplanting the surprisingly outdated Internet Explorer — now boasts of improved performance.

Next up, the new build also makes it easier to update devices and will supposedly help users stuck with issues like limited free space etc.  The 10586.29 build also packs improved application backwards compatibility for Windows Phone 8.1 Silverlight applications.

For those who find themselves puzzled by the mention of Silverlight, it is Microsoft’s development platform for Windows phones.

A complete list of the changes being brought by the new build is as follows:

  • Additional improvements in upgrade experience, including devices with limited free space, map rendering on update, and RCS enabled device settings.
  • Improved application backwards compatibility for Windows Phone 8.1 Silverlight applications.
  • Edge performance and stability has been improved.  Auto-completion has been updated to allow user to more easily edit the end of the URL in the address bar.
  • Additional Bluetooth stability improvements.
  • We have resolve issues on switching the active cellular connectivity profile on Dual SIM devices.
  • Data profiles are now correctly restored in the out of box experience that would prevent some devices from sending or receiving MMS messages.

In the post announcing the new build, Gabe Aul, says,

As our partners and Microsoft ship new Windows 10 mobile devices and existing devices are upgraded to Windows 10, all of our users will start to see more updates coming through Windows Update. These will be addressing feedback we receive from our Windows Insiders and new Windows 10 users.

Well Microsoft certainly seems to be taking its insider feedback very seriously. In fact, most, if not all, of the changes brought by the 10586.29 over its predecessor — 10586 — have been wrought as response to user feedback.

As per Microsoft, Microsoft Lumia 550, Microsoft Lumia 950, Microsoft Lumia 950 XL will be among the initial devices that will support the new build from early next week.


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