After rolling out an update to Windows 10 PC last week, Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 Mobile version. Announced via Twitter in the form of Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 10586. Quick hit there, this new edition is for subscribers of the Windows Insider Program in the ‘fast’ ting, so it’s not purely meant for everyone. This time around, any new build is welcome in the mobile Windows world.
According to Microsoft’s Nerd Jesus Gabe Aul, the update rolling now has made “improvements to the Messaging + Skype app – though both app updates via the Store and also on the server side.” Fixes in the latest release include the removal of issues that caused the Start experience to become corrupted after upgrading and restoring a backup from a smartphone that had a different screen size.
The new build brings a number of bug fixes to the table, but of course, there are some known issues lingering around. Explians:
Today we are releasing Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10586 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This build for mobile has a lots of good bug fixes and general improvements for you to check out. Overall this is a really great build, and we’re excited to get it out there for all of you to try. There is an important note for anyone who installed Build 10581 and then subsequently factory reset your phone
Here are some things Microsoft have fixed:
- We have fixed the issue that caused the Start experience to become corrupted (garbled) after upgrading and restoring a backup from a phone that had a different resolution.
- 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.
- We’ve made improvements to the Messaging + Skype app – through both app updates via the Store and also on the server side.
- 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.
How many people there are out there testing mobile builds of Windows 10, when compared to the folks currently testing Windows 10 proper, no idea.
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. To recover your phone, you will need to use a hardware key combination to reset your phone which will then put it at the OOBE experience on Build 10586. In fact we recommend you make a complete backup of your phone before upgrading to this new Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586. Or else, you can recover your phone by using the Windows Device Recovery Tool to go back to Windows Phone 8.1 and then upgrade to Build 10586.
If you are not on the Windows 10 Mobile Fast ring of updates, and want to try this build? Sign-up to the Windows Insider Preview Program right now.
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