No new Insider builds before Microsoft's #Windows10devices event in NYC next week
For those in the Windows Insider program yearning for a new mobile or PC release, you can stop checking for new updates. Microsoft's Gabriel Aul took to Twitter today to respond to a user question about when we can expect another release and the answer was quite clear.
In response to Süha K, the Microsoft VP noted "At this point it seems pretty likely that we'd have builds after the event next week but not before."
The news is likely not too surprising as Microsoft is expected to have a rather momentous occasion on Tuesday, October 6 in New York City. Windows Central estimates no less than five new devices will be revealed including two new Lumia smartphones. Microsoft's engineers are likely in full test mode in preparation for that event making sure the OS is in good shape before being shown off to members of the press.
Of course, for those on Windows 10 Mobile right now this is likely a letdown. Although build 10536 is better for many users, the OS still feels incomplete ahead of its unveiling. Microsoft is likely many builds ahead on their internal rings, but it remains to be seen just how much progress they have made since the last release weeks ago and next week.
Windows 10 Mobile as an OS update is still not expected to be finalized until later in October with new phones available in early November buying the company some time. Still, confidence amongst Windows Phone fans is quite low and it remains to be seen if Microsoft can revitalize that even amongst the faithful.
Windows Central will be on the ground next week in New York City covering the launch event. Microsoft will also be live-streaming the press conference, which Windows Central will carry.
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- Microsoft #Windows10devices NYC Event Page
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.
Well, when I activate Cortana. I can't get into Cortana settings to turn on Hey Cortana
Any buzz will surely be gone by sometime in November given how little the general press and public view Windows Phone currently.
My 1520 totally cannot works after 18 months, now looking for Note 5.
My phone is heating so high, I think it's going to blow up. The battery drains in 1 hour.
I'll just wait for the finished product.
I'm trying to get "8.1, update 2"