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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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the 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 watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. 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.