Latest Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build sets the stage for jump from WP8.1


Windows 10 Mobile beta testers, aka Insiders or Technical Previewers, have another cumulative update waiting for them in the Fast ring, focused as usual on quashing a good deal of bugs, including a few that may have been behind recent delays of major software renovations for devices stuck on Windows Phone 8.1.

These should allow “many fitness applications” to correctly access movement data once upgraded from version 8.1 to 10, and also improve the migration of data profiles and messaging settings in the same process.

Granted, the tweaks don’t exactly sound crucial, and there were probably several reasons why Microsoft decided to stall W10M bumps for old Lumias. But any stability enhancement is welcome, and can be interpreted as a sign the new mid-February deadline will be met.

As for handhelds already running Win 10, Edge browsing revisions are on deck, including PDF rendering, plus general Kids corner reliability ameliorations, and a host of bug fixes taking care of issues as diverse as SD card detection, glitchy audio playback in Groove Music, in-app purchases with disabled data, and unexpected power drains when listening to music, downloading various updates, or even missing phone calls.

All in all, it’s certainly nice to see Redmond continuously improving the Windows 10 Mobile user experience, yet we can’t help but feel at least a few of the above listed software flaws needed earlier repair work.

Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10586.71 is currently available for your testing and input, ahead of a public release likely following in no more than a few weeks.

Source: Windows Blogs

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