Unlocked Lumia 950 XL finally scores firmware update in the US and Canada
There’s a very delicate balance between smooth software and polished hardware Microsoft needs to strike before calling the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL ready to thrill, and with Windows 10 Mobile relatively stable (for a beta OS) after recent patches, it’s time the firmware on the two devices got revised in more markets.
Following parts of Europe, as well as Australia, the jumbo-sized unlocked model receives a crucial update in North America. Various users both stateside and up north are reporting their firmware build number going up to 01078.00027.15506.02005, with hardware version now at 18.104.22.168, and general performance improvements rolled in, plus specific enhancements to SD memory card support and automatic display brightness settings.
You also have a couple of bug fixes awaiting, for low-light image capturing and 4K video recording issues, but of course, the firmware update is making its way over-the-air in waves, so don’t panic if it eludes you for a while longer.
The AT&T-locked Microsoft Lumia 950 configuration seems to be forced to play the waiting game altogether, and in the meantime, January’s maintenance W10M renovation should draw near to its completion. Bottom line, Redmond’s engineers have an awful lot on their plate right now, so you may want to cut them some slack if Lumia 950-series software and hardware perfection can’t be achieved yet.
Source: Windows Central