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Microsoft Drops Fresh Windows 10 Mobile Preview With Improvements To Cortana, Skype

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A day after Microsoft dropped a new Windows 10 Preview build for PCs, the Redmond giant is now releasing a fresh Windows 10 Mobile preview. The preview with almost the same improvements as its desktop brother — Cortana and Skype.

While we get on to discuss newer features in this build, Microsoft is still not close to releasing a final public release of Windows 10 Mobile. The company had set a Q1 2016 timeline after already pushing it twice. And while sources revealed that the company’s internal target was a February launch, this build could well be the final one before the public release.

As for this new build 14267, the changes are almost exactly similar to the PC build released yesterday.

Just was the case with 14267 PC preview, Microsoft has made it easier to invoke music search in Cortana by adding a music search icon to the top right of Cortana. You can now open Cortana and tap on the music search icon to have Cortana listen and search for the song that’s playing.

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For fans of Word Flow, Microsoft has re-enabled the ability to use shape writing in the address bar in Edge on your phone.

Now Microsoft had received feedback from Windows Insiders that the InPrivate feature was either hard to find or missing on their phones while using Edge. As a result, the company has moved the button to create a new InPrivate tab to appear right next to the new tab button. The next time you need a private tab in Microsoft Edge, you’ll find it right in your tabs view.

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Microsoft Edge will now also show a prompt when you start a download, allowing you to cancel unwanted downloads.

The latest Windows 10 Mobile preview also brings a few improvements to Skype. You can now attach photos to your Skype messages by tapping on the paperclip icon at the lower left as you’re composing a new Skype message to a contact. Additionally, you can also invoke the Camera app to take a photo to attach to your Skype message too or send along your location.

As for other fixes, here’s a list :

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And these are this build’s known issues :

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