Microsoft released a new version of Windows 10 Mobile to its Fast Ring Insiders today. The company said the new build, version 10586.71, includes a number of bug fixes (outlined below) and an update to the certificate that grants access to the Insider Fast Ring.
Microsoft said it has been making “improvements in the performance and reliability of receiving this Cumulative Update.” The company released a configuration update on Friday and said that anyone who has already installed it prior to today’s release should notice the improvements. Windows Phones that don’t have the new configuration yet will receive it with this update.
The list of bug fixes includes:
Windows Update performance and reliability improvementsImprovements in migration of data profiles and messaging settings when upgraded from Windows Phone 8.1.SensorCore API’s are now upgraded correctly from Windows Phone 8.1; allowing applications, including many fitness applications, to correctly access movement data.SD card detection has been improved on boot and after insertion; File Explorer now handles the removal of an SD card when the default for apps or photos are set to SD.Improvements in the Edge browser, including PDF rendering.Bluetooth improvements when re-connecting to already paired devices and cars; turn by turn directions, and when using Cortana with the Microsoft Band.Improvements in Settings when downloading Maps or changing Quick Settings.Reinstalling Groove Music from the Windows Store no longer causes DRM music playback issues. Groove Music local song collections are now more quickly imported within the applicationDevice power improvements after listening to music, after missed phone calls when iris detection is disabled, and when downloading updates.In app purchases now work correctly when cellular data is disabled.Improvements to the reliability of Kids Corner.
Microsoft said that some of these improvements are specifically designed to improve the upgrade process from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview, and will not be noticeable for previously updated phones.
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Sigh. No sign of fixes for the very broken mobile hotspot functionality...Reply
An update to a dead platform lol.Reply
Can we get a petition going to push Microsoft to fix actual issues and turn off all this phone home bsReply
On a Lumia 950 and I have to say it's pretty good considering everyone is hating and saying it's dead.. I mean it's a work in progress, but I'm surprised by some of the functionality. It's amazing how consistent the mobile experience is with the x86 pc version. It really feels like it can only get better from here with regular updates. Now I just wonder why Groove is better on my phone than on the desktop haha. Maybe once Micorsoft figures it's own software out then it can fully focus on getting more developers onboard..Reply
Sigh. No sign of fixes for the very broken mobile hotspot functionality...Seems to work fine for me on my 950
Now I just wonder why Groove is better on my phone than on the desktop haha.I cast my 950 to my TV last night and it gave the continuum desktop, then ran Groove music and it looks pretty good.