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Microsoft Pushes Out Windows 10 Mobile Build 10512

Windows 10 for PCs is already here, but users on smartphones are still waiting on the new OS. Although it's not ready to go onto handsets yet, Microsoft is deep into development, pushing out build 10512.

It has taken Microsoft an unusually long time to get this latest build out to users. This is likely primarily because of the need to focus on the PC release of the OS over the last couple of weeks. During that time, however, Microsoft has managed to make considerable changes to the mobile build.

The build features performance and stability improvements, layout changes, improved writing algorithms, language improvements, and other bug fixes. A few new features have also been added, such as the ability to use a picture from the Photos app as the background image for your lock screen.

A few problems persist in this build, though. For example, mobile hotspot functions are currently not working, and various applications are experiencing problems, but as this is a project build, that is to be expected to an extent. Most of these bugs are related to the Windows Store and programs that connect to it, such as Groove and Movies & TV. Users who want to try the new build should tread carefully while using these applications.

You can read the full list of issues and changes here.

Now that Windows 10 is out on the PC, Microsoft should be able to shift more of its resources into finalizing the mobile version of the OS.

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  • Tiffany Monyata
    This is the best mobile OS right now, something to be excited about.
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  • johnnycanadian
    Agreed, it looks very promising: it's extremely responsive, even on two-year-old hardware and the UI puts Android to shame. MS needs to fix their App store: curation seems to be non-existent and as a result it's almost useless.

    If MS becomes a little more like Apple, App-store wise, I really think W10M has a chace.
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  • alextheblue
    This is the best mobile OS right now, something to be excited about.

    It's shaping up nicely. I hope Verizon actually carries a decent device (900 series?) rather than a token low-end model. Granted it will probably run fine on my current model but I want a larger display and a really good camera preferably with a dedicated shutter button.
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  • ohim
    I hope they fix the delay between lock screen and the actual tile screen after swiping ... on my current Win 8.1 as i sweep the lock screen up i can see the tiles under, on Win 10 preview it`s black underneath and takes about half a second to show.... this what i hate. The store takes a bit to load but then again in 8.1 it`s another store, in 10 we have the same store as on desktop.

    Also i`m new to this Windows Phone (Lumia 930) but i love how it feels / moves vs android.
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  • ubercake
    This is the best mobile OS right now, something to be excited about.

    It's shaping up nicely. I hope Verizon actually carries a decent device (900 series?) rather than a token low-end model. Granted it will probably run fine on my current model but I want a larger display and a really good camera preferably with a dedicated shutter button.

    This is definitely a problem. Many people get the cheapest Nokia with the Windows Mobile OS on it and complain that Windows phones suck.

    This is where Apple has an Edge... All of their hardware is standard. People know what to expect.

    I like my Windows phone and the OS runs great on my HTC M8, but if I had it running on one of the $80 entry-level models and didn't know any better, I'd blame the bad performance on the OS.
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  • CyberAngel
    I have Build 10512 running on a Lumia 520 AT&T.
    What is bad on the OS performance on an extremely cheap device?
    You tell me, because I can't find it...
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