There's a lot going on in the world of Windows Phone. So much, in fact, that it is sometimes tough to catch every important story.
Device rumors come and go. New apps join the Windows Phone Store, and your favorite app can get a big update with a new look or new features.
Therefore, every week we will compile a list of the Windows Phone news that you just shouldn't miss. Welcome to the "Windows Mobile Weekly Digest."
1. Windows Mobile
Windows 10 Mobile preview build 14342 rolled out to Fast ring Insiders.
This is the first Insider build available for the Lumia Icon, BLU Win HD LTE 150e, and BLU Win JR 130e. Some users reported getting hung up during the install, but being patient seems to be the best remedy.
Microsoft also rolled out a new Store UI for those running "Redstone" builds of Windows 10.
In other news, a video surfaced this week of a LG Nexus 5X running Windows 10 Mobile. There isn't too much to take away from the video, but it's certainly a cool novelty that took a lot of technical savvy.
Other notable items:
Hulu pushed out a patch for Windows 10 PCs and phones, but the 2.3.16 update contains a bug that prevents the app from loading, luckily Hulu fixed the release with two more patch updates soon after.
Those on Insider Preview Release builds of Windows 10 Mobile got to check out the new Maps experience with a new look and a plethora of added features.
We got a leaked look at the revamped Wallet app for Windows 10 Mobile, which may be coming as part of the Anniversary Update. The UI has been colorfully redesigned and now you can add loyalty cards, scan barcodes, and download apps.
There also appears to be plans to add a Panorama option to the Windows 10 Mobile Camera app, letting you stitch together a series of photos into one large image. Online pictures show the app sporting a panorama button alongside the existing camera and video camera icons.
We expect Insiders to get the first crack at this new feature, with the rest of the world seeing it as part of the Anniversary Update.
Other notable items:
- Microsoft's Ringtone Maker app officially launches for Windows 10 Mobile
- Misfit Link and Misfit Home released for Windows 10 PC and Mobile
- Ring app adds support for Ring Video Doorbell Pro in Windows 10
- Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview updated for Windows 10 with bug fixes
- Telegram Messenger for Windows Phone and desktop adds text editing features and more
- GroupMe beta adds video search in update for Windows 10 Mobile Insiders
- FOX Sports Go update fixes download error issues
- Flat Notes, Post-It style notes made easy for Windows 10 Mobile and PC
- Slack for PC gets new swipe gestures as Windows Phone beta squashes bugs
- Fitbit for Windows 10 updated with Alta support
- Tweet It! 2.8 hits with improvements for search, conversation view and more
- Tiles for Outlook lets you get creative with custom Calendar Live Tiles
- Microsoft working on new call and SMS blocker for Windows 10 Mobile
- Lumia Offers app throws in two free audiobooks for Audible with 30-day trial
- Twitter snags a small update for Windows 10 on PC and Mobile
- 6tin update brings an improved chat experience
- WhatsApp snags rich link previews on Windows Phone
- GoodDoc for Windows 10 PC and Mobile helps you find the best doctor
- Dropbox for Windows 10 adds video casting, notification comments and more
Candy Crush Jelly Saga was updated with a new episode entitled Marzipan Meadow. The new story in the saga adds twenty levels, bringing the total to 280.
Age of Empires: Castle Siege got a tiny patch on all Windows devices, adding a "Reconnecting" icon to the screen, so players know when the game is communicating with servers.
The popular music game SongArc was rereleased as a universal app on Windows 10 PC and Mobile.
And finally, we reviewed Valiant Hearts: The Great War, which recently dropped into the Store as a universal Windows 10 app.
Other notable items:
- Volt, an electrifying puzzle game for Windows 10 Mobile
- Poly and the Marble Maze, a Windows 10 game of balance and patience
- Jelly Connect, a sweet puzzle game for Windows 10, is today's AdDuplex HERO app
Be sure to weigh in on this week's news in the comments section. See you next week!