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Hands-on with Windows 10 Mobile build 10549

Earlier today, Microsoft finally sent out another release of Windows 10 Mobile for those on the Insider Preview program. Build 10549 is now available with various fixes and improvements. However, users need to downgrade to Windows Phone 8.1 first meaning you need to wipe your phone. That's a rather hefty sacrifice to make to get the latest build, but we took the plunge for obvious reasons.

We've been running 10549 for just a few hours, and so far, it does feel more stable and a little quicker for the core apps. Of course, we have been saying that for some time now, so hopefully we are nearing the end of this process.

Perhaps the oddest feature is the ability to adjust the text display size on Lumia 1520. Just like a PC, you can move a slider to make fonts bigger or smaller. Our default – and recommended – is 250%. However, we can slide it down to 175% and the soft-reset the phone. Doing so results in basically making the Lumia 1520 a desktop PC. The Edge browser literally switches to desktop mode with the address bar at the top, Outlook can now show the full spilt-menu view, the Store looks like the PC version and more. It is useable even if many of the touch elements are tiny. Consider it more novelty than anything, though we imagine some of you may give it a spin.

Other than that we are looking at some emoji changes with skin tone options, the ability to have more lines of text in a text message box and many bug fixes and general improvements.

Our phone still runs warm, and the battery seems to be taking a toll, so our early recommendation is still that this is not really for your daily driver or main phone. However, your experience may vary, and we'll be curious over the next 48 hours what many of you report back.

For now, check out our short video above (sorry, we're on assignment in New York City) and let us know what you think so far in comments.

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Daniel Rubino
Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

501 Comments
  • Does this build have openvpn support?
  • Does W10M have the middle finger emoji yet?
  • Not yet apparently.
  • LOL
  • Yes it does. Type "Fuck you" and look at the word suggestion.
  • Or "Fuck off"
  • It's not on the emoji keyboard.
  • This is really a core feature [ironic] ;)
  • It's had it since the first Windows 10 build, but it's not on the keyboard. It only shows up during prediction.
  • So grateful for that fact!
  • Lol
  • What's the point?  Only Windows users will be able to see it :^)
  • So can anyone tell me if this build has openvpn support - I'm not asking about the bally emoji situation!?
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    Anyone tried to set up an openvpn based vpn?
  • Thanks for the article. I recently bought a 640XL and waiting for build that can act as a daily driver for me. This battery issue does not imbibe confidence.
  • Yeah hard to say if it's my phone, just because of the update, or a firmware thing. Just a friendly reminder I guess that this is still a beta build of the OS. Maybe it'll be better for others.
  • Actually, Gabe said it's  bug with cortana running as a BG task. Disabling it fixes it. 
  • Can you even get Cortana on any preview builds? I haven't Cortana on any build yet.
  • Wow, that is sincerely a strange question.  I have been using her for a while. Unless you mean "Hey, Cortana" that's a different story.
  • Same here! She does not exist on my phone at all! Is this a bug? I am running build 10536.1004.
  • What country? As a canadian I have to set it to US to get it, though it should show up with this build since its enabled (despite being there for Canada in 8.1 as Alpha). If its not set to US, I just have normal search, which sounds like what you're seeing.
  • Language packs for Canada aren't available to download. If you try, they'll fail. Not released yet. Once packs are out it should work in canada. 
  • When I updated, I just had Search instead of Cortana. When I opened it, it had me setup like Cortana. Its still called Search, but when you open it, its Cortana. Weird.
  • Gabe was suggesting that to people that does not even have Cortana... so, there's is something else.
  • My Lumia 640 XL tells me "Cortana isn't available in the selected region and language" (Austria) - so I assume it isn't running at all. Still massive battery drain. I took it from charger 5 hours ago and now I am on 76 percent. Just Whatsapp and Outlook is syncing. Nothing else. No gaming.
  • Try turning off notifications on everything except things you absolutely must have and set the Battery Saver to be active all the time. I'm getting 3 days on my Lumia 640 XL now since I turned a lot of that crap off. Also set the screen brightness for Low and auto. Low is quite adequate for most situations. If not, you can always crank it back up again. The problem is that apps keep running in the background and there is NO WAY TO TURN THE PHONE OFF. The " off " button DOES NOT turn it off ... it is actually a SLEEP button. Everything continues to run in the background. The ONLY way to turn the phone completely OFF is to PULL THE BATTERY.
  • Maybe not. I've been running it on my 1520 since the release. My battery seems fine. I can get through an entire day with normal use. Playing games or doing other battery intensive task seems to drain the battery rather quick, though. But, that seems to be expected, I guess.
  • If you believe me Daniel, Battery back up on my Lumia 638/635 is almost the same or better using WM10. My phone doesn't get hot much too. Hope this build also runs well.
  • !This build rocks!
    I have noticed that the little gift of Lumia Camera for Lumia 1020 is lost, after the reset to factory settings. I did reset my phone because i believed (and i guessed right) that my phone would run smoother. So i may do the rollback again and reinstall the build. What a waste of time though (but i really feel we are coming to the glorious end)!
  • Yea its an issue with background tasks...something /some app in there is effing things up. You turn off all the background tasks and the damn thing is rock solid
  • I'm running a 640 with windows 10 for the last month (since the last update) and it runs well... but with quirks.  Battery is great 
  • Are you serious. Its horrible on my 640. Pathetically slow opening of apps and that's after a hard reset. I've rolled back to 8.1 and I'm staying there until a breakthrough happens.
  • *shrug*.... yes the apps are slower to open.. yes there are weird bugs, yes apps crash on occassion... yes it's a big step back from 8.1.......   wait, what's the point of upgrading to windows 10 again?  
  • Lol... So true.
  • Honestly, at least for me, its not that big of a step back on the latest 2 builds. There is a bug here or there, and I have gone back to 8.1 after trying it out for a week, just cause certain bugs bother me, but the bugs aren't that big and I can live with them easily.
  • It likely depends on the device a person is using. Lower end older devices are cringe-worthy. Unfortunately, that group is the largest percentage of the total.
  • Indeed, here's to hoping the 950 will start the change!
  • I downloaded this build on my 521, and i'd say this build is running better on that then last build was on my 925. That's a super good sign! The only big issue i've had so far other than the Cortana issue that came with this build is that I can't view my downloads when I'm downloading more than 30 apps at a time, which I think very few people do haha, but they still install and once it's below 30 I can view the list.
  • There is no point, if you have no desire to suffer through bugs and glitches to test a Beta OS. Otherwise, stay on WP 8.1. Yes, the current OS is smoother and all features work properly. People seem to forget this is a TP and should only be approached as such. You can use it as a daily driver, but be warned, you will likely experience some frustrations. This isn't the early release that MS released with the current OS.
  • Take in mind that we are WAYYY to close to the release date of the 950/950XL to be talking about this still being a "Technical Preview". At this point on Windows 10 PC TP, things were REALLY solid and it felt like a completed OS despite bugs that still needed to be fixed. Anyways, I WOULD go back to 8.1 but I hate how long the process takes and I can live with W10TP. I like reporting bugs and such and the features and UI that 10 offers seems so much better than 8.1. Little things like a flashlight toggle, interactive notifications, universal apps, etc. It just really makes you want to stay on w10m. All we need now is solid patching to fully iron out the bugs and problems like battery life. 
  • true but they will have tested the 950/950XL they wouldnt waste time testing every device until its further down the road.
  • 8.1 has universal apps too.
  • The windows 10 mobile upgrade won't be released until next year.. This has been the story for a while now. Assumedly the new phones have a different branch that is already RTM.
  • Yeah, probably. But I dont get the reason why they dont continue development off of that RTM branch, so that insiders could feedback and help improve it. Going on a different branch would make sense if insiders are given new features to try out and report for fixes which can later be merged onto RTM, but obviously it's not the case either. I'm not sure of what this insider preview is about now... 
  • It does seem a long way off, they could still end up delaying if they dont make it.
  • This is not too close to the release date of the 950/950 XL to be called a Technical Preview. Even with the release of Windows 10 on the PC, there were bugs fairly close and we still have anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks to go, so its not necessarily that close. Hell, there were bugs *after* W10 released, just pretty small ones for the most part. If getting close meant it was supposed to feel finished already, then the release dates would be earlier, wouldn't they? Plus, rumors put Windows 10 Mobile, on phones other than the new ones, in December, so its possible that the issues many are seeing are running it on older hardware.
  • Interactive notifications, I still don't get it. Alarm notifications are just as interactive in WP81, and besides that there's only interactive sms notification? I can't remember when I last sent an sms.
  • I have hunch that Win10M will not be as solid and bug-free as WP8.1 when it gets released. I really do hope that it will, but up to now ...
  • What type of notification do you get?  I am presently using the iPhone 5 which only gives me a number beside the message icon on my home screen, no sound or flashing light, nothing!  Many have asked me if I did not get their message after I did not respond. My ATT contract is up in Dec so looking forward to the new 950 and M10M, I am so tired of Apple OS. 
  • But you're not really upgrading, you're beta testing. Important difference there.
  • It's a beta test. Are you seriously asking such a stupid question..
  • Do you even know what's the Insider Program is intended for? I really don't understand people complaining about this! If you go beta tester you have to be aware that you're doing this to report errors/bugs, and the program itself IS NOT directed for final users or, in many cases, noob users!    Don't like the way it does? Go back to 8.1, nobody is forcing anyone to go beta tester!   Sorry for my bad english! 
  • The short period I used 8.1 before upgrading to latest build made me shudder. Gotten so used to 10 that 8.1 was horrible. Just a tad smoother but otherwise seemed so outdated.
  • windows 10 preview, beta not yet ready for mass market only for people that want to try it as part of the insider program, thats prety much the point.
  • I'm getting 3 days on my battery now since I went in and turned off notification for almost everything. Only use notifications for things you ABSOLUTELY must have. App writers put notificiations in their apps and for many / most you can live without being notified instantly. Also set your screen brightness to Low and Auto. Very adequate in most situations. There is a double ton of crap that can be turned off in settings that is running by default and it IS NOT NEEDED. Set Battery Saver to run 100% of the time --- why not?  
  • @arizona disable everything that makes a smart phone a smart phone, and you'll get Great battery life.... lol  what the hell is the point of having a smartphone if you have to turn off everything and only view it in a dark room with no lights on.... that's some sumb sh*t there. 
  • Same experience here, even more laggy than the previous build on my 640. On 8.1 I get a day and a half of use on a full charge. Using the new build yesterday I got about eight hours. All looks very pretty, but it's not cold enough yet in the UK for me to need a red hot phone battery to keep my hands warm... Back down to 8.1, again! Thank God for backup and restore.
  • Is your motion data working on this new build guys? With 640
  • My motion days was working on previous build on Microsoft health (steps).
  • Same here, but now it's not working in motion data settings, also not in fitbit and ms healt...
  •  Fitbit currently has a bug that doesn't allow MobileTrack/Motion Data to work on Windows Phone. (They are supposed to fix it any day now.)
  • The build not stable, roll back to 8.1. Ms lost the tester, then next build we must roll back to 8.1 before up. Lot people curious and trying again.. Hahaha
  • I also have a 640XL and that seemed to be one of the bugs I started having after about a week or so with the builds. How long do you typically get with battery on 8.1 because when I first got this phone, the battery life wad very impressive. Now I'm wondering if something happened because even on 8.1 it seems like it doesn't last as long as it did.
  • Hey Cortana! What does IMBIBE mean?
  • I currently have it on my daily driver (1520). With little to medium usage, I get a day's worth. Anything more than that and I am charging more than once a day. So unless you have a monster battery it is advisable to not use these preview builds on daily drivers
  • Not sure if you will see this. Battery life is dramatically better. Idle usage before update was 4.5-7 ish. Now, almost 24 hours in, I am less than 3% idle usage.
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    And FWIW, performance is also dramatically better.
  • My 640xl handles the preview well but cant say same for my 1520...There is slight improvement on battery usage on latest built compared to the last one.
  • hey ravi i have same mobile 640 xl and 10549 is running like butter. no issues and battery backup improved more.
  • I have no idea how they'll make it usable till November... Unless that's just some sort of side dev branch MSFT is feeding us with for still unknown to me reasons..
  • Agreed. This seems way off considering devices will ship soon. Windows 10 desktop "felt" good, 3 months out.
  • Cant compare the two.. For pc.. They can send out patches if stuff doesnt work.. For phones its built from the ground up. But I think its shaping up nicely.. Considering what a mess it was up until a couple builds ago.
  • They are developed in the same way. Patches can be released for mobile, too. Just like PC.
  • Actually Gabe had said that phones don't have the same servicing as PCs due to space issues. So issues with phone require a new build
  • Correct, actually this was a question for which he responded to me personally. That's why we have to always wait for builds on Phone whereas on desktop they're able to patch significant issues via WU.
  • Although I didn't have it, I constantly heard people hand-wringing about 10 up until the final release. And it does have a few bugs just like WP 8.0 w/ GDR1 & 2. I'm sure most of the main ones like battery life bugs will be resolved though!
  • Windows 10 was not all that great 3 months out, maybe in your specific scenario it was. However, I didn't feel like it was starting to get real solid until they had a run of builds towards the end. I had it running on an original Surface Pro and touch features took a loooong time to feel right. They didn't really get the start menu down until last minute as well.
  • Seriously, phones are due in a month, and the kinds of issues routinely reported here are just shocking that they're still in progress. Are we expected to buy the Lumia 950XL with the entire OS in beta form?
  • You've never developed software, have you? When I was a game developer (for 14yrs), we had crash bugs, issues with framerate, and graphical glitches up to the end. They have analysis tools that show the curve for bugs->fixes, and will pretty accurately predict when the project will be completed (or at least good enough to ship). You don't have that. You just have blind ignorance. Trust them to do their job.
  • I don't know how you can possibly say that. They shipped Windows 10 which, by any reasonable measure, is still 'not done.' Whether they call it that or not, W10M will be a beta product at ship...and probably until 2016.
  • Windows 10 will always be a work in progress. That's the concept. That's why they've addressed the carrier update issue. Notice the AT&T 830 is finally getting 8.1 update 2.
  • So that's MS's excuse for buggy OS and software? Nice, I may start using that in my daily life too.
  • It works, I've used it for years. It's called continuing education. Part of that is trial and error. We do the trial, they send us the errors.
  • Nothing much has really changed with Windows releases beyond the naming scheme and the mechanism of delivery.  Instead of making major releases every three years or so, and filling in missing functionality with service packs, they're going to continuously release new features as they become available but not packaging up and selling the new bits.  But they've already done that with the Win8/8.1 release.  We'll get Windows 10.1, 10.2, etc., and whether you consider those "new" versions of Windows or not is just semantics.  Windows is a program under active development and it keeps changing.  It has always been that way. However, no version of Windows that I have ever used, and that includes the notorious WinME and WinVista and the latest, greatest debacle, Win8, has been so buggy, unpolished, feature regressive, and all-around "unfinished" as Win10 is right now (okay, maybe ME...).  I count six different styles of right-click menus around the OS, and I probably haven't found all of them.  I have massive issues with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, especially coming out of standby or hibernation, on every device I have with a radio in it and Win10 on it.  OneDrive is severely regressed in usability.  IE 12 (sorry, Edge) is absolute garbage.  There is still both "control panel" and "settings" and nearly everything that's been moved from the former to the latter is missing functionality or usability (or both); see "printers" for a frequently accesed and glaring example.  The Start Menu is occasionally laggy and unresponsive for no apparent reason -- and then will go back to working just fine, again for no apparent reason.  Working with multiple monitors is so much more glitchy than it was on Win8.1.  No guest account.  Etc., Etc., Etc. On the devices I have signed up for the Insider Program I expect this kind of behavior.  But on my main devices, no. 
  • Also, in regards to how Windows is released, it has been fundamentally changed. Features were *rarely* introduced with service packs, and even then, usually only for security purposes. Seeing general user features introduced as an update is profoundedly different than what they've done before. If you think this is business as usual, you're either not paying attention or you haven't been around long enough to see the difference.
  • Isnt W10 the last OS??. It'll be forever be changing... it'll never be "done".. My guess is that it'll be the same with W10M
  • Exactly my point.
  • No, that was my point.
  • W10 was 'done'. Having more you want to do doesnt mean you shipped a beta product. W10 as it shipped was stable and performed well. They had more features they wanted to add and they continue to tweak the design, but that is very different from shipping a beta. A beta still has unoptimised code, know bugs that can cause crashes, etc. W10 did not ship that way. W10 and W10 for Mobile will be contunually worked on. This is not a bad thing. They will contune to add features as they get them working and stable. The insiders will be running the betas, and when the new features are production-ready, they will get rolled out to the masses. If you arent in the insider program, you arent running anything 'beta'.  
  • It does all those things you say it doesn't.  It is not stable.  It does not "perform well."  It has lost more valuable features than it has gained.  It is unpolished, ugly, and erratic. There is always more software can do.  That's not the issue.  The issues are, 1) does the newer version of the product you shipped do more or less than the old one, and 2) is the product you shipped polished and performant.  The answers are less and no, respectively.  When OneDrive works as it should, get back to me... They shipped a beta.  Stop making excuses for MS.  They're really taking advantage of their customers and we shouldn't stand for it.
  • I'd say your first one is subjective as there are tradeoffs and you don't like the features that were dropped and simply don't care for features that were gained. Sometimes they were dropped for usability as well. Your second one is probably case specific to your hardware. I've yet to see a Windows 10 machine crash. Hell, I've seen the graphics card crash and Windows 10 recovered itself without having to restart. I've never seen a Windows 10 machine crash so spectacular that it didn't recover itself. And after Windows 7, I've rarely seen the OS be the actual cause of a crash. Usually its hardware or drivers. People need to stop complaining about OneDrive. Placeholders is unscalable and simply not sustainable. More than likely, you'll get a universal app for Windows 10 that will allow you access to non-synced files (and this really shouldn't be part of the OS anyway). I will grant you that they need to strip out letting Office Upload take care of Office documents in OneDrive. I've never seen it work properly. Turn off the option. OneDrive works flawlessly after that. Windows 10 was the best launch product I've seen from Microsoft since 95. Your issues sound extremely isolated from the public and highly exaggerated. The adoption rate of Windows 10 speaks for itself.
  • Nobody id forcing you to be a beta tester.  It's been a technical preview since the start.  There are issues  in various devices and the os and different results for different people. .  If things piss you off stop using the TP and go back to windows phone 8.1 until your device gets the RTM..  Cokmplaining on the WC articles and forums is not likely to make significant changes so why bother!
  • I think you're vastly oversimplifying the situation. It goes a bit beyond whether I've developed software or not, or even whether I "trust them" to do their job. Shipping Windows as Microsoft did with Windows 10 is different than they have in the past--do you agree? If so, then that is the foundation of my question: how much of that culture/process carries over to mobile phones.
  • LOL trues MS developers to finish something to completion and on time? HAHA!  Go back to designing more tower defense games, because I dont think you know what you are talking about 
  • When they RTM the majority of debug code, extra telemetry, extra logging etc is switched off, its also compiled with the highest levels of optimisation. By changing a few settings, they literally gain a huge performance boost with no effort. Bug fixes are also not added to every build on every branch, lots of things are developed and tested concurrently, when RTM comes all bug fixes that passed QA will be merged into the main branch. While Microsoft is using insiders to test things and report bugs, they don't only rely on us for testing, the focus of the insider program is to get feedback and telemetry. So the point is, by the time RTM comes it will be a huge leap forward for performance, stability and battery life.
  • The main compenent missing is the firmware. Both the 950 and 950XL will have firmware tailor made for W10 Mobile. So it should be the smoothest and lag free device running W10.
  • One of the phones at the event was running 10240. Something tells me the 950s are running their own branch. Remember these phones are completely fresh. The Insiders are testing on phones made for 8.1, 8, 7(?).
  • Something tells me that they have a much better build in store for us, but since there was a problem with sending it out through an update atm, they just decided to give us this build with less work done to hold us off. Then they can "surprise" us with a build next week or something to make their current Windows 10 Mobile development process "seem faster". 
  • Lol.. stop listening to the something
    ;) Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • When 10 was released on the Desktop, the build number was a HUGE jump. Based on how the build numbers were being updated during the tech preview program, it wouldn't surprise me if the final build was a good 4 months ahead of what the insiders were testing.   Mobile is probably the same... MS has several internal testing rings, and it takes a while before builds get through them and go to the public. They probably have a final build already that they're testing internally and are shipping on the 950/XL.  
  • I think I'll wait a week and get the upgradable build. Don't feel like rolling down and back up
  • Same here
  • Rolling backward to 8.1 is the needed simulation to make sure all device out there can get W10 properly, but if you choose to whine then get out of being insider. IMO.
  • He wasnt whining, he said he preferred to wait than fo reset, which is fully acceptable and MS clearly recognizes that well enough to release the "fixed" update.
  • Yes MS recognize it because most of that so called Insiders are cry baby.
  • Why is it that you resort to name calling? He was clearly not whining, you have to look up the definition of that word for you to see that. Gosh, what is is with the community here--you simply raise a question or point out an even slightly different view and it's the equivalent of treason.
  • The only babies on here are the ones who point fingers and bicker at others, instead of respecting their opinion.
  • A week? lol. They've been on monthly releases up until now. I'll be shocked if theres something new in a week.
  • Same, if I roll back to 8.1 I'll be staying there for a while.
  • I factory resetted to WP 8.1 and upgraded to W10M, then resetted it to Win10M again(not factory reset)
  • I did this, didn't take too long actually! And running very smooth on my 930.
  • I'm having 930 with WP8.1, plan to upgrade. Just wonder if yours kept Lumia Camera app after upgrading to 10549?
  • Mine didn't the first time I upgraded (when it first came out), but I upgraded again 2 days ago, because I thought the next build was coming out soon (XD I had to back to 8.1 to get it), and the lumia camera app worked. Still upgrading to current build right now, but i'd guess it works if it did last time, not certain yet though.
  • With the latest app update Windows Camera has greatly improved, it almost has feature parity with Lumia Camera (if you do not have  a 1020). I think the camera app is almost finished now so you should start using that and not the old one. (930 user here).
  • Yep, completely agree with you, Microsoft Camera is on par with Lumia Camera now. Supports living images, 4K, lenses. AND A TRANSPARENT LIVE TILE!
  • How do you guys cope with this process? Do you guys not need highly dependable phone use? I can't imagine my daily personal/work life being any sort of stable with this level of dedication. I applaud all of your guys' passion and how it leads to be a better OS, but I guess I just can't see myself in such a volatile process.
  • You are completely right. It is interesting to test the beta version, but this had more disadvantages than advantages. For instance,: I cannot type in Chinese with all input methods, which is terrible. Some times it gets very slow, and it is not stable. OneNote needs to be connected to the internet to run (!!!) Screen brightness does not work. Many other small issues. Advantages: Nicer start screen, but it is not worth the disadvantages. New Office and Onenote. This is fantastic. The new outlook calendar and mail has many small improvements, better account managements.
  • Hence why the majority of people do not put it on their daily driver and why it's repeatedly mentioned that people with short patience levels stay away from the Insider program. Via the Windows Central app on the Nexus 6
  • I've got a 830 with a cracked screen I use as my test mule for the insider program.  I have another 830 (replacement) running 8.1 for my daily driver until 10 is ready for prime time...though I'll probably end up with a 950XL first.
  • @albertico: MS requests you not use your daily to run the tp. So if you decide to anyway you should have a backup at least jic.
  • I run it on my secondary 920 ! My daily driver is the 1020, and that is running 8.1 just fine !
  • it really depends on usage. it's dependable enough to send and receive calls and send and receive text messages. it's stable enough that if any of those functions occur, they occur in the way i expect them to. that is the amount of stability i need in my daily driver. i'm willing to put up with a whole lot of nuisance to beta test the new OS. i've had to do resets in my vanpool on the way to work, with my phone acting as a hotspot to download the data needed by the windows device recovery tool to reset my phone. it's a matter of what level of stability you require and what kind of work you're willing to put into it. MS will always recommend not putting it on a daily driver because the moment they did and someone's phone didn't act the way they expected it, a lawsuit would occur. Now, its also true though that at times early on, the phone *really* is not stable enough for a daily driver. I test drove W10M earlier this year and it interfered with my needs, so i rolled back. No harm, no foul. I don't do anything that's important enough that if for one day it is interrupted, my life won't end. The OS didn't work out, so I rolled back.
  • Really wish they'd add a 4x3 T9 keyboard for texting. I miss it so bad...
  • Sarcasm?
  • Definitely not. I really do need it and miss it.
  • Swipe > T9  (the world has moved on)
  • Swype doesn't work for everyone... I find it only marginally better than tapping...
  • I don't agree with that. I don't like to use swipe. It simply is not practical for me. Also, T9 is present on most, if not all, Androids, including the top tier ones. Why shouldn't we have that option too? We're all for having options for every single thing be it useful or not, but as soon as someone mentions T9, the argument is that the worl has moved on? Puh-lease.
     
  • I'm 100% with you in this one. We should vote the option in the feedback app.
  • I have a couple of messages there about it but they're in Portuguese... Sadly, since Portugal's a small country, they'll have little to no attention.
  • I get the same here in Argentina, I always wonder if my votes will make it to them. But well, it's the right channel.
  • I prefer the predictions. It helps type faster, but i will support you why not?
  • I need this too. Considering changing to Android just for this
  • This is so true. Fastest and most convenient way of typing messages if you ask me.
  • That would be great for phone screens smaller than 4.5 inches (if there would be Windows 10 phones that size)
  • You know what, my girlfriend is a fan of those keyboards too, and I'm gifting her a Lumia. She'll miss it (from her current N8). They should have the option to have those keyboards at least for transitioning people.
  • I'd try putting it in windows feedback, if it gets enough upvotes microsoft will add it, and also if some developer sees it they might (here's to hoping they do) write a third party keyboard.
  • T9 with Swype enabled could be the fastest of the fastest! :D
  • i wonder if T9 plus WordFlow (what everyone is calling "Swype") would theoretically work. The number of words a single swype could be would drastically change, more than likely in the "for the worst" category.
  • You have several T9 Keyboard apps un the store. RapDialer is one.
  • Wishing the same so i can reply on a sms without looking on my phone, like old fashion way. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Update not showing up...
  • Did you roll back to 8.1 first? You have to!
  • they said you have to roll back to windows 8.1 and then download the insider app after that restart and check for the update.. u cannot update from the previous build directly I think.
  • idk whats wrong with my phone... first it kept giving me errors (error 80072f8f to be precise). I did a hard reset and still got the same result. Then i used wprt tool to flash my phone. everything went smoothly... went to the store to download windows insider app, it starts to download, 1/3 way through the downloading it stops with error message 80073cf9.. now can any one tell me wtf is going on...?? Its really pissing me off!!! reverted back just for the new build... three restarts on a stable os and still a complete bummer...
  • Congrats - this is exactly the reason why they are doing this - just to test, that users with W8.1 will be able upgrade without problems. You probably discovered a bug. And that is the purpose, if you are Windows Insider.
  • Damn, are those your feet and heels? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Odd...my 1520 updated. Then I read the directions and rolled back anyway.
  • me too the update not showing..if u get solution please tell me
  • Are we waiting in vain for Microsoft's love? Is WP destined for failure. Should I just get my upgrade now..... Goddamn you MS!! Why couldn't you have done this 5 years ago like everyone else!!!!
  • God! You sound like the verge.
  • We're all impatient but your post makes no sense. Let's all wait till things are finished. Android didn't come out fully formed out of a christmas package either, you know.
  • Kinda funny they would even bother enabling Cortana in Japanese - AFAIK WP market share there is close to zero. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • maybe they are enabling it to try to get more marketshare, not to mention VAIO and others making windows phones now :)
  • There were some issues with everything being too square. Perhaps the more balanced redesign will alleviate that perception.
  • Well even WP is weak on Japan, still Microsoft has to invest there. The big problem why WP didn't thrived there is the lack of Japanese OEM making WP. If W10M became too good to pass, OEM will follow.
  • Microsoft is weak in Japan overall. Xbox is nonexistent and Windows is only a thing because it is.
  • Probably related to Windows 10 (for PC).
  • Japanese mostly use iPhone, but almost no one use Mac. Cortana has a potential here should they decide to sell the 950/XL through the Big Three (NTT DoCoMo, au by KDDI, and SoftBank)
  • Actually I think a Surface Phone has a bigger potential to sell in Japan if it's designed perfectly.
  • even stranger, english speaking people living overseas cant use it at all - they just wont listen. Poeple are happy to have less specific functionality in order to get the basics
  • I am in the Insider program but have never installed a Window 10 build on my Lumia 640. When I check for an update, it says that 10166 is available. If 8.1 is needed for the latest build, why don't I see that build in the Update check?
  • ...because the possibility is there that you haven't changed from slow to fast ring in the windows insider app!!!
  • I didn't need to roll back either.
  • MUCH Better than poo poo Build 10536
  • Windows Central team, you should made a review of these previews on low end devices, like 520, 620, etc. to see how well the OS is now working on those, also, a comparison between those and newer low end and the high end would be nice too. But overall, looks pretty solid.
  • I agree with u they must make review on both high and end mobiles for the performance of the OS.
  • "must"? they don't *have* to do anything. i agree it'd be nice to have, but it's far from a necessity. the community forums would give you a better idea anyway.
  • +521
  • I'm putting it on my 521 right now... I can tell you the prior build was very painful to use on the 521, but it did work. I'm holding out hope that this one will be better.
  • Its running amazing on my 521, the only issues ive had so far is viewing the install list in store when im installing 30+ apps, which I doubt a lot of people do, but they still install anyway, and the cortana issue that came with the build. I'd say this build is running better on my 521 than any other build has run on my 925.   Don't forget to do a reset after upgrading though!! It was terrible until I did.
  • Yep, almost as good as 8.1 on my 521 as well. The prior build certainly wasn't. I actually had like 10 apps "open" at the same time with very little loading/resuming. Wow! I've had some weird crashes/reboots, but I think they are cause by a bad app...
  • Have you disabled cortana, that's a big issue woth this build  
  • I'm thinking of doing a comparison video that I hope microsofts Mobile team sees. I decided to get my old Lumia 635 running WP8.1 and compare it to the new Lumia 640 on the latest W10M build. All I can say is this...512 MB RAM ran MOSTLY EVERYTHING FASTER ON 8.1 THAN 1 GB RAM on W10M. And it wasnt just the OS itself...even APPS loaded faster :/ I think Gabe and his team need to get a few phones with 8.1. They had their heads in the W10M cloud for too long that its like they forgot how fast and fluid 8.1 was. I really hope they can bring W10M up to par with 8.1
  • RTM builds have a lot of extra code cut out (stuff required for debugging, etc.) and its compiled with much better optimization. Right now, you're running a build that runs on a variety of phones. Eventually, when its released, you'll run a build that is compiled specifically for your phone and firmware. The Mobile team doesn't need to see your video. What people here need to see is that they may not know exactly how software development works, particularly for something like an OS.
  • Dan did say they were on assignment in New York and would add more detail later. I expect they dont have time to do everything in their hotel after a long days work - just wait these guys are usually pretty good you know
  • Its running amazing on my 521, the only issues ive had so far is viewing the install list in store when im installing 30+ apps, which I doubt a lot of people do, but they still install anyway, and the cortana issue that came with the build. I'd say this build is running better on my 521 than any other build has run on my 925.
  • #720 here
  • Live tile and start screen notifications for mail are still not working on my Lumia 735. They work fine in 8.1.
  • Mail titles and number of unread mails show up on my 735, build 10536
  • What carrier are you on? Mine is a VZW Lumia 735. I am using a device without a SIM on WiFi only. I don't know if that makes a difference or not.
  • Try unpinning the tile and pinning back from yout account in mail. I have 5 email tiles and they all work properly  
  • Ya, I agree with krafty11, I've had a ton of live tile issues, but I just un-pin and re-pin them and they work fine.
  • Can you create a lot of groups of tiles ands test with you getting the famous loading.....
  • Yeah I would like to know if the loading...... And or Resuming... screen pops up a lot when opening apps
  • rarely get the loading screen, except when I first turn my phone on and unlock it, and it loads the start screen. And im using this build on a 521, so thats not a very nice phone haha.
  • I rarely get the loading screen, except when I first turn my phone on and unlock it with this build.
  • Getting closer, one hopes.
    Think I will wait a tad longer. Posted via the Windows Central on Blackberry passport SE
  • Keep in mind there are a ton of things to download . My phone was really warm untieverything downlaodedn the store. now its pretty good.
  • Not going with this build... Waiting till they fix Alarms not working and app opening speeds get up to 8.1 reliability
  • alarms working fine
  • Not really. I know my alarms and reminders are sometimes messed up.
  • Apps are opening fast this build. My 521 is opening faster than my 925 did on any previous builds.
  • Yeah seriously wondering how they'll polish this up in time for the 950's release.
  • It's really good on my 1520 so far. I am honestly surprised by how much better it is than the last build.
  • What about WiFi hotspot is that fixed on the new build ? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • working for me
  • Especially the ever-frustrating at&t 1020 on T-mobile lack of internet sharing.
  • That got fixed in the last build, actually.
  • Are you referring to the 1020 on t-mobile issue, or the general Wi-Fi issue?
  • Hotspot still does not work on VZW 928.
  • Along with the support of diverse emoji, has anybody noticed whether they've added the middle finger character to this or any of the previous builds thus far?
  • That's what I wanna know!!!!
  • It's definitely supported, but not in the keyboard :/ feels pretty patronizing. Love ms but sometimes they're so stupid about the smallest things and * shakes fist *
  • It's almost as if Microsoft is giving us the middle finger, eh? How's THAT for irony. :)
  • you have to type "f*** you" on the keyboard and the emoji prediction gives the middle finger, but its not on the emoji list itself.
  • Cortana; still missing "quiet hours when busy in calendar"?
  • That was my number one cortana feature on 8.1  
  • Yep. And radio silence as to whether its coming back or not. Good job Microsoft.
  • Put it in/upvote it in windows feedback
  • I shouldn't need to. Its a feature they already had. But there's already a few in there anyway :)
  • Yes you do need to. They removed it, show you want it back. That's how feedback works. You have feedback, why would you not give it to them? why do you think putting it here is more worth your time? if you complain about it here, it better already be logged as feedback.
  • I'll say it again; no i dont need to. If i have to tell them (when there is already feedback) that a feature there was no need to remove needs to be re-added, Microsoft are in more trouble than I thought. This isnt facebook integration, or Me hub. This was the most useful feaure of quiet hours. If they remove the PHONE app from windows 10 should I add feedback that they should bring it back? they are 100% aware they removed it, I just want clarification from them as to when it will be back. Gabe even mentioned it was missing in his first ever blog post: http://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2015/02/12/announcing-the-fir... "Quiet Hours is missing the automatic rule that enables Quiet hours during calendar appointments marked busy. " I dont need to hold their hand, I would just like an acknowledgement that it is still missing and still on its way.  
  • So, you want them to magically know that you're upset about it? That's intelligent. You want them to acknowledge you when you're not willing to even let them know you're bothered by something. Do you even understand how the Insider Program works? I'm starting to think you have no clue what's going on. Just because they mentioned its gone doesn't mean they planned on bringing it back. You know what might get them to bring it back? People asking them to. Not people complaining on some other forum.
  • I think  knowing is half the battle if we knew some features we loved where either coming back or not then yeh it would help eliviate alot of issues, esspecially if they are features you used and loved on the previous os versions.
  • Can someone please tell me if the English Australian keyboard is downloadable and installable on this build?
    10536 it wasn't and if it is in 10546, I'll upgrade my 1520.
  • What is the difference between Australian English and US English keyboards?
  • F key is a can of Fosters.
  • We spell things correctly.
  • The difference between the keyboards, Mr. Better-than-you-but-can't-read-full-sentences.
  • That is the main difference muppet. The word suggestions/auto correct would be different
  • Then the UK keyboard would just do the trick as well.
  • Word suggestions. Australian, British, and US pronounce some words differently.
  • I didn't try English Aus Key but I had similar issues. Before trying to download your keyboard wait until all system apps are installed. Then, in the insider program re-enroll , and then try to download the keyboard. If still doesn't work, you can do factory reset...reinstall insider app and re-enroll and try, this is what worked for me other language.
  • Seems faster.
  • Still Hey Cortana doesnt work on my 930 in the uk ...even if it was something MS made and still makes alot of noise about but it does read your texts and Zedge works again with costum ring tones so i guess its being happy with little things
  • i believe Hey Cortana is disabled on all Insider Builds. It may be due to one single build going out to various phones, some can support Hey Cortana, some can't. I feel that once they officially roll out either the Developer Preview (for scenarios where they don't want to wait on carriers) or to your specific phone through your carrier, it'll probably be re-enabled. This is just my view of it, I could be wrong though.
  • I'm kind of let down by this news because they are still far behind iOS and android when they had so much time. At least they could have made action live tiles but all well I'm still happy with WP
  • they announced feature freeze awhile ago. to expect anything groundbreaking from these builds just sets yourself up for disappointment.
  • Daniel, I noticed that you are wearing a Microsoft band 2 in this video, what is your felling about this device??
  • Ooooh, eyes like a hawk. Yes Daniel do tell.
  • That's neat. It always bothered me that the L1520 didn't use the screen real estate better. This will be welcome.
  • I don't know if people noticed but the default text size is 350% on the 950XL... I assume it has to do with the high DPI of the display.
  • Holy shit. This build is amazing. Display resize unlocked phabled mode for me. Kudos Microsoft.
  • So, are edge gestures aligned to Windows 10 yet? Can you snap apps? Task switcher?
    How is this going to work for small tablets?
  • Hey Dan, thanks for video, still debating if its worth rolling back, or just wait until I can update from 10536. Two questions: 1) Has the camera processing speeds improved?: Sometimes it takes a while applying finishing touches, or says saving for a while. 2) Do the maps indicate which direction you are facing. I use maps, especially while walking to place, but the current don't indicate which direction I'm facing when I tap the circle icon. 
  • For me, this build is running better on my 521 than any other build ran on my 925, it's worth it! Dont forget to do a reset after upgrading to 10, it helps a lot.
  • Well, 10536, which I just installed on my 928 after going back to 8.1 for a month or so, is, well, terrible. If 10549 isn't significantly better, then I'd say I have no idea how Microsoft is going to get this thing to a releasable build even by the end of November. Maybe the 928 just can't handle it, but pretty much every aspect of 10536 is buggy as all hell. I'll be rolling back to 8.1 tonight because W10M is nowhere near ready for daily use.
  • I was waiting for this build to upgrade from 10166 on my 928 on the slow ring, and was hoping this new build would make it worthwhile to go fast ring. I wonder if there will ever be another slow ring build.
  • Don't get all the drama in the comments. You guys are really getting ridiculous (referred to anyone above who complained or said we are doomed blablabla). Things are looking nice, just some bug here and there, stop this childish attitude please.
  • I kinda grew tired of the win10 preview and the bugs on my lumia 1020 and so i tried to reset it back to win 8.1. But guess what.. I cant. The Software recognised my 1020 and downloaded the firmware. Then comes the point where it should reboot, but the software always gives me an error. Now I can't even upgrade the piece of shit bugfest.. Great...
  • I'm still waiting for the final build! But MS is killing our patience! :(
  • They've said alot of times that the 950 and XL with win10mobile will be released in November and the RTM will be released to older phones in December. They aren't killing everyone's patience, by the looks of it, there isn't any patience to kill XD it'll be on your phone soon enough :D
  • There will never be a final build
  • that photo saving time though....
  • Is it typical for a windows phone to take that much time to save a picture? 
    I have an iPhone 6 and I don't encountere those issues, and neither did my old Samsung Galaxy S3.  Or is this caused by the WM10 OS being in a beta phase?
    Would be a serious dealbreaker.  I'm asking cause I'm interested in switching to a WM10 phone in the future. 
  • It only happens on older Lumia phones (especially 1020) & the 1520/930 when they are hot (unlike the iPhone, they can take a 5MP photo, a 16MP, a 3sec MP4 video & a digital negative at the same time ... It can take sometime to process all this when the phone is hot)
  • Ok i'm to lazy to go back to 8.1, so i'll just wait for a week or so and get the next update. I think they will release it soon after :)   But i am curious about what will i loose, since i can't fully understand backups. I had a win 8.1 backup made before going for the win 10 mobile. Now i made a few backups here too. So if i go back to 8.1 do i get my last backup from there, or from 10 (the things awailable, but not all the features backed up in win 10). Not sure if what i wrote is understandable haha :)
  • Whenever you reset/restore back to 8.1 on the setup phase you get to pick a backup after you sign in, no matter what os it is. 8.1 backups are compatible with 10 and vice versa.
  • Appears to have bricked my 1020. Got through the installing part, then it reloaded & screen went dead. Can't turn it on or off.   Edit - Soft reset brought it back to life. On step 1 of 21 now...
  • Yeah... I'll pass on this one.
  • If you don't mind going back to 8.1 and upgrading, its WAY better. This build is running faster on my 521 than any other build ran on my 925
  • I so far like this build. Feels snappier, i notice less loading/resuming screens, edge has favorites syncing, whatsapp can launch camera, i think it's getting there. I'm curious of battery life is good and if my L830 will degrade in performance in the coming days/weeks.
    So i think you should install this build.
    Note: during install your screen can turn black for 5 to 10 minutes, don't worry, install will go on, be patient.
  • Resuming........
  • Everything that bugged me is still there: the mess of a lockscreen, 'Loading...' and 'Resuming...' everywhere, the general slow feel of the OS and some other tiny, yet frustrating bugs. As far as my phone usage goes, in this past month they haven't fixed/improved anything. The only thing that remains to be seen is the battery life.
  • i've noticed a significant decrease in "loading..." and "resuming..." Don't get me wrong, they still show up here and there, even if its places where you wouldn't expect it. So its not perfect, but at least on my lumia icon, its coming along.
  • After disabling Cortana as Gabe said, everything is a billion times faster, so there's a plus. Also the battery seems at least 30% improved.
  • Is the Display text size setting on other phones too? And how is it on other phones? Is there any benefits of using it on other phones or is the only noticeable change on the 1520?
  • MS please fix all the bugs and release the complete OS .. You are killing users patience .
  • Trust me, I don't think they're simply doing this to mess with their users. I hope that people like you aren't loud enough that they decide to kill the Insider Program. Yeah, they're giving us a glimpse of the future and letting us help shape it, but then some others just assume that every build should be completely stable and bug-free, plus they always expect the next build to be released yesterday.
  • I really don't get the negativity towards MSFT and Win10 mobile. At least we are getting ( eventually ) a new build / OS. My neighbour has got an LTE galaxy Ace that Samsung dropped all support for! He's stuck with 4.2.2, on a phone that's easily capable of running 5.1.1, gotta love CyanogenMod!! So, stop the griping and use insider build as insider builds, not daily drivers, and report the issues back. People moaning about batt drain bug. Gabe TOLD us about that, and considered not releasing it, but did anyway. So why the moaning? How many on here are 'actively' taking part in the insider programme?? I want W10 mobile to be a success, and that means bumps in the road with beta releases.
  • I really don't see how people forget this is are test builds. Whoever doesn't want to go through this should keep in 8.1
  • Exactly :D I'm currently using 8.1 sadly but not for any obvious reasons XD the OS itself worked great for me with little to no big problems except for the off bug, however some apps I use alot haven't been updated to be optimised to win10mobile yet so some wouldn't work at all. So nothing MS can do but I hope all app devs end up updating their apps soon XD I've seen for myself how win10 is shaping up to be so I'll wait for the next few builds or wait til RTM now :D one thing people forget to do with insider builds which is vital is to have an open mind. Alot of people would see a few bugs on their phone and cry about how "MS don't care" etc. If they don't like it, don't use it. haha
  • People need to stop worrying! Im a programmer and you have to understand that there is alot of debug information and memory leaks that are part of the "test" builds. Imagine someone gives you a car, but it's missing fenders and a hood. You're going to say "oh my gosh, this car will never be driveable!" But you'refocusing on the spit and polish. And yes, your fast ring builds are weeks behind what they are using in-house. This is a SOFTWARE COMPANY. Be patient and have faith that they will release a finished product!
  • Can you still upgrade to the official is which is dude you be released on December from build 10536 ??
  • I honestly don't know, try asking on twitrer, but I think it'll come out november time frame, just carriers will start rollin git out in december.
  • i don't think it'll be released in november. even Microsoft Store's site says the 950 XL comes with "Windows 10 Preview".
  • I'm just wondering, when you roll back to 8.1, can you save and restore your data (messages, app installed, app data, etc.)? I could roll back to 8.1 but if that process wipes everything I'd be much better waiting till I can upgrade directly from current built.
  • You can backup your stuff to One Drive before you roll back.Search for backup in settings. Should be easy.
  • Thank you. I know the process but I wasn't sure it works from W10 to W8.1. Maybe I'll do that then, or just wait...I'll see!
  • I don't think it will work from w10 to w8.1. But all you need to do is backup w10 and after you upgrade back to the new build of w10, do a hard reset which will give you an option to restore the w10 backup. This worked for me
  • Bug fixes for launching camera from other applications and screenshot saving are the only reasons that press me to roll back to 8.1 and updgrade
  • This is FINALLY a build that works without any problems! Even the last build 10536 would freeze everytime I locked the screen.
    This is just beautiful!
  • Yeah I would ges situations where the svcreen wouldn't light up when the power button was pressed. All you could do was wait likr 30 sec and try again. Sometimes it would come back on it's own. As I mentioned in another post, I would often have to wait 30 sec to a min for an app to open or eventually not open and kick me back to Start. I have been using this as a daily driver knowing full well I'm using beta software. Nice to see such massive improvements at least on the (Cricket) Lumia 640. 
  • regression bug from 10536: long press Win key to pull down half screen, then tap top half blank screen, now the screen doesn't go back to normal like it does in 10536
  • Sunspider on lightening fast Edge browser = 1499ms. Sunspider on older, Mobile Internet Explorer in WP8.1 = 1259ms. LOWER is better.... so much for improved performance.
  • On Sunspider 1.0.2 I got 668.
  • Did you make sure other factors are constant?
  • Strange that pc got build 10565 and mobile gets 10549. They don't focus on mobile even now. I'm curious what are all the new actual features added since the pc release
  • They are coming out with a new build soon, also what is released to insiders is behind what they have at microsoft. Also the november update of windows 10 and windows 10 mobile RTM should be released about the same time, and if I had to guess they'd have the same build number.
  • Dan, could you do a speed comparison of wp8.1 and w10 mobile on some low end device, so we can see what is the difference between those two OS at the moment? Please!!!
  • speed comparisons aren't that useful. debug builds like this have overhead. if they release a developer preview or release an RTM build, then a speed comparison would make more sense.
  • If only I could make my PC to recognize my phone. I would downgrade to 8.1 and wait for the official W10M release...
  • If its a Desktop PC, try plugging the USB ports into the BACK of the PC directly into the Motherboards I/O Panel Slots.
  • Shoots, i've got spinning gears of death!!
    1520 from 8.1 - Anyone having similar problems or have a fix?
  • Spinning gears a supposed to be there... give it some time to finish. 
  • I've had it be on that for 7 hours straight, id wait 2 days before I'd get worried, if it is still on that, do a hard shutdown, and connect it to device recovery tool
  • Hmmm, ok I'll let it go over night. It show's gears for 10-15 seconds and then shuts off. Loops this process over and over if plugged in. Recovery tool? Is that the NOKIA retail application you're talking about? Thanks
  • No the Windows device recovery tool,   http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=525010
  • Make your phone less hot by place it on fan. It will faster
  • I've heard that might do the trick. Will try it out, thanks!
  • I rolled back to 8.1, then installed the latest build. First thing i did was disable Cortana and is flying in my M8. Feels night and day.
  • Is the yellow border gone?
  • I wonder why 90% of people are on the preview program. Chill out people. Even when the final RTM is released later this year it will only be available for certain handsets. This is a complex rewrite of the OS. Yes its disappointing its not as smooth experience compared to 8.1 but that is to be expected and will take time to iron out to so the OS works well across all devices. Look at the bigger picture for Windows 10 on mobile devices and you can see there are many great things to look forward to.
  • I signed up for insiders like months ago, and it shows a build from ages ago. Is there a way to get rid of it so I can just upgrade to the newest build?
  • Roll back to 8.1 if you aren't there already, reinstall the Windows Insider app and re-select the "fast ring".
  • Wow massive improvement in performance for my little L640. Keyboard is faster, no more laggy apps opening, no more waiting and waiting to open an app and then just get kicked back to the Start Screen. The Windows Cendral app now opens in a few sec instead of over a minute. It's only been installed a few hours but so far I'm happy. After I restored back to 8.1 I thought long and hard about leaving it there and just waiting till I get my 950XL, but who am I kidding. Ha! // J
  • Does font rendering look off on your phone? I've got a Lumia 640 here and fonts look bad, both with 200% and 175% scaling.
  • Geez I'll sit this one out. Turning off non essential features (such as double tap to wake, some unnecessary notifications, etc...) actually sped up my wp10 experience. Don't feel like downgrading do 8.1 and back to 10again
  • I got all my phone and messaging tones back, so. Still looking around and the 5 tiles in the notifications is cool too.
  • Will cortana ever love me? Seriously I am going back to wp8.1 then up to 10 and reset the phone... is that right? Should I back up all stuff or just do it after phone rest at the end?
  • Takes about 4 hours buddy.
  • Please Microsoft add dark themes for Cortana, the white background is horrible.
  • I second that.. A dark theme conserves battery for mobiles like Lumia 925, etc.
  • My Facebook Beta is now version 10.0. Anyone else notice that? Has a completely different look as well. Seems like it's running much better on my Nokia Lumia 920. I'm waiting for application updates to finish, so will let you know if it fixes the frustrating "Resuming..." and "Loading..." issues.
  • My Facebook Beta is still like v8
  • Version 10 for me. Was very surprised.
  • Yes this JUST happened!
  • Well, the Loading.......has finally gone away, but my battery life is about 45 minutes on the Lumia Icon..........which used to last 1.5 days on WP8.1..............ugh, what to do, what to do............**EDIT:  instead of Loading..........    I am now getting Resuming.......  
  • I think you are going to buy new phone battery
  • i'm using a lumia icon. i downgraded to 8.1, upgraded to the new build, and then did a reset on the new build. i never restore data. the experience you're describing is definitely not normal as its nowhere near that bad for me. i was afraid i'd want to stay on 8.1 afte downgrading but glad i decided to go ahead.
  • I actually have 4 rows on my Lumia 640 !!!
  • 7 small tiles across for my Icon.
  • 7? Is it not 8?
  • Adjusting to the lowest probably will get you 8.
  • Is there a wew facebook beta version for w10 mobile?
  • Anyone know how to get the Movies and TV icon back? Lol. This build seems a lot more stable - not seeing as much of the Resuming... And I'm on a 512 device. Very nice update. A couple little additions too
  • Try doing a reset (just on the phone not back to 8.1) Fixed all my issues  
  • That was covered in the release notes. You need to do a reset. (You can still launch the app if you search for it in the store...)
  • Yeah.  Sorry, I should have mentioned that I've already done multiple resets and still no dice.  I had an update notice when I woke up this morning so hopefully that will fix it...  I'm still waiting for the setup process to finish. Thank you for the replies.
  • Can someone tell me how GIF support works in messaging? Do they play inline or only in the photos app?
  • Mobile Hotspot still stops working when the screen times out - really ruins the whole build for me  
  • i haven't had that issue at all. i'm running a lumia icon. i wonder if there's some battery savings setting or something that's affecting it?
  • Thanks for the reply, I just tried and it seems to work fine, I don't know what the difference is except I connected to my 920 with my 1520 and it's fine, everytimg previously I tried with my Surface Pro, not that you'd think it should matter. I wouldn't have even tried again without your confirmation it worked for you!  I'd looked (like you suggested) at every setting I could think of in battery, background apps, and anything else but no luck so I really appreciate your comment, I'll play more with the Surface when I get home and finish getting to the bottom of it :)
  • Smooth setup, I took time to reconfigure Windows 8.1 so it looks like a used setup. All my email accounts are accounted for and my mail tiles are in place. It is the best upgrade I have done with Windows 10 Mobile so far. I wish I could save my 8.1 setup though...
  • Amma stick to build 10536... Rolling back to 8.1 is a pain in the azz.. I will just have to wait for the next build..
  • I had a 1520 And now a 640XL. I always do a hard reset after updating. Honestly, wroth everything currently backed up my phones have been restoring beautifully. I seriously think this build is snappier than 10536, And I had that build on both this 640XL And my old 1520. My battery life on this 640XL has been better than my old 1520 And this build is no exception. You just have to wait And keep an eye on app updates as they pile up sometimes And drain. It's a bummer they haven't improved the word flow keyboard. Still full of wrong words And capitalizing of certain words. Constantly have to proof every word I write. But, I have liked the improvements in each build.
  • Also, I don't think rolling back is a big deal. I use the device recovery tool And it's fine in under a half hour. I don't restore the phone when it's in 8.1, just download Windows Insider And upgrade in the normal manner. Then I do the restore once I'm in the new Insider build And give it time to put everything back in place like the last backup.
  • Is it mandatory to downgrade to 8.1 or should we wait? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Your decision. If you have some free time, and do not mind having to backup your camera roll (using explorer if you want to keep your living pictures, since they do not sync to OneDrive), then why not. I'm personally waiting since battery life and camera are my main concerns.
  • What about the battery life on lumia 730..8.1 giving me 1.5days backup
  • Daniel Rubino. Since Microsoft will be selling the Lumia 950 XL and possibly the Lumia 950, unlocked (I say this because I'm confused as to whether it's also unlocked, in the U.S.), will Microsoft control the future software updates for these flagship phones?
  • Daniel, your video highlights a fast camera start, but it also outlines how slow the SAVING is. Can you confirm as I will not be upgrading due to the update requirements? Is the camera funtionality and performance (not JPG quality) on par with other Premium smartphones yet?      
  • Anyone else's live tiles not updating in this build? My messaging app tile has been stuck for about three hours now ):
  • my messaging app was stuck showing an unread message for awhile until i opened skype. even though i had no messages there. and since then it's been fine. was it coincidence? maybe, i dunno.
  • Wow! I dig the display scaling! I'd like to drop it down to 100%!!
  • When the official Windows 10 will be available.?
  • Installed and running well on my M8. Not running hot at all, even immediately following the install while all apps were updating. So far this seems pretty stable. We'll see in the next few days.
  • Still wait the final wp10mobile...
  • I don't know if anyone noticed or not but when Daniel tried to take picture with his Lumia 1520, after tapping on capture key phone shows up with "Saving..." I have Lumia 830 (update 2/WP8.1) this happens many times with me whenever i was taking pictures (Probably more when rich capture is on) This is really irritating for me as whenever this "Saving.." Pops up,
    1)i have to force close the lumia camera app
    2)picture doesn't saved in gallery
    3)all of my friends (mostly iPhone users) start making fun of it! Does anyone facing this thing? (i've tried several re-installation and hard reset, but nothing change) please do comment.
  • if i take a few pictures in a row fairly quickly (and particularly with rich capture on), i'll usually get a saving message for a few seconds, but not forever. for me, it's at most 5-10 seconds. what you're describing doesn't sound normal. though i have different phone (icon) so who knows.
  • You have to wait so long
  • Seems smaller
  • I can't afford to roll back to 8.1, build 10536.1004 is working just fine on my lumia 830. Am using it as my daily driver after all. I waited for a month or so to get the new build(10549) but am not going that way. If you ask me, I'll hold off until the next build. Next week maybe!
  • still buggy......i tried already
  • We need to find 8.1 OS for offline flash...... Because every update we need to Downgrade
  • Battery literally takes a nose dive and it hard to keep the phone running for 3 hours. From full charge. In a powered run!
  • Wait, if changing the display size can make it look like a tablet, then adding a wireless keyboard and mouse while using Miracast would give you a nice Continuum feeling (even if you won't be able to use the two screens separately). I now wonder why I'd change for the 950, in fact.
  • the Lumia Icon can only go to 225% (no lower), so it's probably limited by screensize. So unless you have a large phablet, you probably can't go low enough to get a tablet look.
  • I went through the pain barrier of roll-back, install, hard-reset, restore om my 930 and this build does work as well as 8.1 for now. But we know how Windows 10 Mobile degrades, so let's see if 'resuming'/'loading' return after a few days.  
  • I hear you. I borrowed someone else's PC to download the rollback files. Hate to do that all over again on my new PC...
    Will be reading these forum to see if other posters report in the slow delayed degradation
    .
  • Is the four medium tiles in a row layout exclusive to L1520 or can we have it on smaller phones too? L735 for instance
  • It's available on the Lumia Icon at least. So it is on at least some other phones. If you go into settings, personalization, and start, there's a switch for "Show more tiles" and you just need to set it to "On". If you *don't* see that option, I'm guessing it means it requires phone support or certain resolutions maybe.
  • It's only been a few hours, but so  far so good. no prolonged screen loading. I thought I was going to have a moment, but it corrected itself pretty quickly. I'm wondering if the constant loading on the start screen had anything to do with the OS not being able to properly use the phone's memory. I guess I will see, when I install my apps and pin them to the start screen again. With the las build, I noticed that the screen would get stuck and had a hard time loading all the tiles especially, when I expanded a folder tile with a large number of apps pinned within. I hope this update fixed that.
  • Any1 Available?
  • I am unable to revert back to windows 8.1 on lumia 830, can anyone help me out ?? https://goo.gl/W9x16o https://goo.gl/glhusw  
  • the built runs laggy in nokia lumia 720. anyone having similar problem?
  • working faster in my lumia 720 than any other previous builds of Win10. May be you need to reset your device once. I never did though.
  • seem faster XD. no really
  • no lumia camera hope we get a new one
  • I had a 'loading' bug on 920, which sometimes took about 30minutes for start screen to show tiles,
  • Is That Fine In Lumia730??? Plz Say
  • Works great in 720.... So I hope it is much better in 730. :)
  • Can we have the option of keeping hamburgers at the bottom left. And y is the address bar on the top? They had shifted it to the bottom b4.
  • Much faster and less buggy build. I am using it on Lumia 720. Also Cortana active for India too.
  • After using it for few hours, I can say that this is a good build. However, the font used is not that smooth/sharp. Also, keeping Cortana active drains battery and that too noticably. OS runs smooth. If Cortana kept off, battery performs well. And fonts are manageable.
  • The only reason why i am still refraining from tech preview is battery drainage.. If what Gabe says is true, then as soon as they fix the Cortana bug, I'll update.. Not before that.. Runnin a lumia 925
  • Here is my experience on my lumia640: Updatet for the first time from 8.1 without hard reset. It was very laggy- from notification bar to openning an app. the worst part was inability to launch Mail with my account. seriously! the "ready to go" button wouldn`t work. it was fine in the calendar though. it was very essential to have my outlook email so I decided to hard reset it. Now everything seems better. there are some hiccups now and then but it is not very annoying. there are some noticable issues that Iv encounterd until now: -I cannot download my language addon. -Battery is definitely draining faster than 8.1(I think store takes so much battery).- -Flashlight doesnt work most of the time. -Cortana seems to be buggy. -I think the screen is not calibrated. Sometimes I want to press a button but it is a hit and miss (I am not sure it is an OS problem).  -I chose whatsapp to show in quick status but it disappears from the setting.  -Sometimes when I open up an application it closes down but it is not persistant. For now it seems fairly good. But if it gets annoying considering the battery life, I will revert back to 8.1.
  • Cool!!! Waiting to See Led Notifications In Lumia 730
  • Your L1520 looks hot indeed.
  • @Daniel Rubino I'm on WP8.1 right now. one thing that gives me hard time is lack of scroll bar or fast scrolling. My onenotes pages are pretty long.Even to get to the middle part of some pages takes more than 40secs scrolling down.it is really painful.For this reason i couldn't use my onenote on phone. is it still the same on W10M? is there any way to quick scroll on W10M or quickly get to a specific tag as we can in desktop version of Onenote? do you think this phablet mode(scaling down the font/apps size) would help it?
  • This Build is having issue while selecting network type. It missing 4G only and 3G only mode. Even if I select 2G, handset will connect to 3G. It is still having issue monthly data limit settings. If I try to set any monthly limit, it will exit the settings. Rest, It seems faster and smoother. Battery life needs to check. I have disabled Location and Cortana, hopefully to get good battery life...
  • Notice for now 640xl: OneNote crashes all the time, Microsoft camera is not stable. Wait for update to fix that. Build is stable for now, but time will tell... It's more responsive. I don't know about battery life, think is the same as the last build. Outlook mail have some improvement in interface design...
  • has anyone noticed that you can auto-rotate settings?
  • Dan What slighlty annoys me is i went on your opinion back on build 10149, where you said it was good for a daily driver. Ever since i have regretted it! and keep thinking the next build will be the one to fix it. but about 5 in and still its a frustrating mess of an OS. I see the light but for our older devices i think it will be sometime before MS get it right! thats not to say I havent enjoyed being involved or i didnt know what i was getting myself into, but what i had assume back then is we were near the end which as it turns out we were not and still no idea as to when it will be offical release build.
  • Funny thing how opinions of one person don't always match the opinions of everyone else in the world huh?
  • too true! lesson learnt.   I wont be doing it again. in future i'll wait but now im in and cant leave. espeically after seeing 8.1 again!
  • I jumped in at an earlier build and with no WiFi hotspot immediately left. I joined again on build 10536 and it works on my 930 as a daily driver. There are bits of slowness and the time and date disappear on the lock screen, but come back when I switch off and on again. The only main issue I have is that asking Cortana for directions takes me to Maps only. Before it took me to my Sat Nav app. Want that fixed asap. But the rest is good enough for now so sticking with this release until RTM is available. Then I will leave the Insider programme.
  • does that still happen after changing the default navigation app in settings?
  • I have not found any default settings that effect where Cortana takes me. In 8 1 there was a choice of which app I used. Now it will only take me to the Maps!
  • it will *never* be near the end months from release. when it's done, they will release it. they won't delay the release. so, if its a couple months out, assume you'll have the amount of bugs one would expect to fix in a couple months. there are scheduling techniques that actually chart it out that way. if there are bugs that seem that would take longer, that means they are behind schedule. yes, they could go ahead of schedule, but its fairly unlikely with someone so complex as a mobile OS.
  • Woooow, I love Small fonts on phone, I bet it will look superb on the QHD screen of 950 XL.    
  • how did you get mixradio. i assume you didnt do a restore?
  • Wikipedia W10M page updated this yesterday:  10.0.10546.0
    14 October 2015 USB OTG[82]   But the source given for this is http://www.windowscentral.com/hands-on-lumia-950-xl But i don't find any news about OTG on that page. is USB OTG supported in the latest build?
  • I installed this build but without hard reset,so after installed the build can i hard reset the phone
  • Yes
  • Honestly these builds have made me MORE concerned/pessimistic about the eventual Windows 10 mobile release than not. I'll keep updating my spare device and hope for the best come November and new hardware.
  • battery eater...........too fast
  • Now it'Glance screen settings are back in settings
  • Even after updating the glance apps ?
  • Yes, even after updating it is still there. :)
  • Hi guyz, can anyone tell me the inbuilt apps which can't be moved to SD card in this build?
  • Hey,is this build stable for daily use on Lumia 625?
  • Hi guyz, can anyone tell me the inbuilt apps which can't be moved to SD card in this build?
  • Chat heads in messages in portrait mode are cool @ 225% on Lumia 930
  • Does this build have the loading problem of the Home screen or did they fix that, the best test is restart the phone and see if loading... shows up on the home screen
  • 735 or 640?
  • I hope it doesn't take another month for them to fix the Cortana memory bug.
  • Does anyone can restore contact ? I can't here
  • Also the messages, it has sign in to Microsoft account but nothing happens when clicked
  • No issue for my Lumia 640.. Good bulid
  • if I go into display settings and scale the text all the way down in size then reboot, I can now add even more tiles to my start screen (two wide tiles side by side) and the screen for switching apps changes from having the apps all side by side to having four on the screen at once. It basically turned my 930 into a 1520.... More so. It's pretty cool like when I upgraded my PC back in the 90's and switched my resolution from 800x600 to 1024x768. My mind was blown.
  • Anybody else have the HTC one m8 and not get this update?
  • Installed on my m8 last night: rolled back to 8.1, downloaded insider app, selected fast ring, reboot, updated to new build, then reset and restored from backup. All went smooth and easy, did not take too long. There are definitely noticable improvements. Runs very well on the m8 so far. Battery is draining quicker, but I have 50 apps downloading in the background so we'll have to see over the next few days.  
  • Does it restore from a Back Up ok?
  • Mine restored from my backup perfectly.
  • Eh, oh! How ya doin'? ;)
  • I don't understand how they are at the point where my start screen takes dozens of tries to get to. At least Cortana has been useful in navigating my phone without a start screen
  • Anybody had try this build on lumia 1020? How about the battery drain?
  • I have this on  my 1020. battery drain still the same as previous build... but i am using it as my daily driver now... everything seems to be working fine. Had no restarts. other than the battery i have nothing else to gripe about.
  • Yesterday did the downgrade to 8.1 then up to 10549. This morning I had a prompt to restart to complete another update. Not sure if another small update came thru overnight but version is listed as 10549.4 Anyone else? Still has loading on startup but not as long. Transitions are faster but apps still slow to load.
  • I also had a second update, around midnight last night. I believe it was called a 'Configuration Update.' Maybe it was the fix for upgrading directly from 10536. This was on a 1520.3.
  • My lumia 535 too.
  • The text scale slider on the 1520: Where?
  • display setting
  • I am running on a lumia 1520 and in my opinion this build is a lot better than the last one. It was worth my time reverting back to 8.1 to get his build. I have had no issue with start screen loading, every app loads much quicker now (even windows central which would take forever on the last build) Live tiles are updating more smoothly.My battery life is deffinetly a lot better. I am happy with this build. I can't wait for the next build since he did say a big one was on the way.
  • hi all...i have done the upgrade...yeah it took about 2.30 hrs. Everything seems smooth much stable! so far the loading is good...i restart my phone and only within 6-8 secs screen loading perfectly. hmmm I discovered now I can use Aus keyboard with predictable texts finally....thats good news....nothing seems new or exciting...i should say its a stable build and quite smooth...i have used it for a whole day and no obvious problems at all. So give it a go!~~
  • also the back is just warm not hot...battery life seems good also....~~
  • Mobile Hotspot is still unstable, but now you get an IP and machine name list, which is nice. I just wish I could stay connected more than 2min. The Start screen issue appears to have been resolved - its much faster now and hasnt hung yet. On my 1020, I was able to get 4 tiles on the start screen, which looked great, but with that dpi setting, the long-press back button multitasking doesnt work. Still unable to activate Cortana from my MS Band like I could in 8.1. Overall, its a decent improvement, but still some major issues to tackle. Speed is much better - hopefully it doesnt start slowing down over time.  
  • Cortana is at least partially working on the Band on my phone. So far she keeps telling me to look at my phone though instead of displaying the answer. haven't tried other commands yet, but i'm glad she's at least communicating with the band again. i've streamed hours of video on my tablet while using my phone as a hotspot with no issue. so, not 100% certain the hotspot issues are with the build. Could be, but definitely not affecting everyone then.
  • Using Lumia 1520. Lumia camera still crashes when launched from within WhatsApp... So far just waiting for the Lumia 950 XL... 
  • I'll wait. Don't wanna roll back.
  • So far not to bad. Had to restart at one point to be able to create folders on start screen. But one thing I'm sad about is that Music Hub Tile won't work or install on the build. :o( I like that app I use it every day. Clean, fast, and simple. Hoping this is only temporary. All in all though after upgrading, resetting, updataing all apps, and a few restarts seems faster and smoother so far. Making progress.
  • hai    am not getting windows 10 preview build for phone, my phone is lumia 530 dual sim. Previously i installed it on my device but after doing reflash using windows device recovery tool iam unable to get update i already enrolled in windows insider program...please help me guys.. my device has os version -8.10.14234.375..  
  • Download the Windows Insider app again, and register (again) in the app. After that, it request to restart you're phone. You'll find updates to windows 10  after that.
  • MAin concern is battery and Lumia camera app. Until that is fixed, no point in upgrading..
  • @Dan, does Wifi Sense aka "data usage" now work?
  • Data usage is working for me so far. Previously it would crash back to the settings menu. But then again, it had worked for me for a short time after the last build too. I'll just have to wait and see if it happens again.
  • Edge browser on my 640 XL has address bar on the bottom even with minimum dpi (125%). Is that full desktop kind of view possible only with 1520 because of its 6" screen?
  • 3g only option is removed in this build.too bad
  • It is very easy to test in a sturdy phone. I would like to see tests with a Lumia 520...
  • Anyone have any idea when or if
    "Hey Cortana" will come back to Windows 10 mobile?
  • Have been using it for 24 hours on my 1520. After updating all the apps and tweaking with the settings, this is so far the fastest release on WM10 I've used. So far it seems faster than 8.1 on a fresh install. Apps launch without a hiccup, the core apps are beyond buttery, and the performance is great. So far I have not experienced a decrease in battery life, however it did take a bit longer to fully charge. I've yet to experience a crash or lag. Groove music is snappy, and the photo app have virtually no delay. I'm very happy with this release and can't wait to see the final product
    Also, decreasing the font to 200% makes everything look sharper and cleaner.
  • Nothing odd about the display text size slider and that it defaults to e.g. different EDGE layout. It is meant for the sub 7 in tablets that will also be running W10M. If anyone makes them, that is.
  • i thought the cutoff was 8"?
  • My Cortana is muted, she has no voice! Although she listen to me and works well (I can hear the listening and thinking sounds) there is no sound coming from her. Tried Spanish Cortana, US Cortana, no luck. Both are just muted. Still not tried hard reset Somebody??? Build is working great btw, much better than last one on my 640 XL.
  • Does W10M bring in USB OTG support for the lumias? I hope its a 'Software update away'.
  • Has anone noticed Groove missing? I go to the store and it says it is installed and I can open it from there but it is not in my list of apps. Very odd.
  • OMG, the mail app repeatedly crashes on HTML emails from Ebay! Epic fail Microsoft - "Testing? Yeah, we've heard if it..."
  • you know *you're* the tester, right?
  • The new build works great on my Lumia 635. So much better than 10536!!
  • Upgraded this morning. And the experience is great comparing to the previous versions. Takes time to add items to start, especially when you already have several tiles. It's really more stable. Those who will reset will have a far better experience certainly. Still there are lags in photo app and others that will certainly be cleaned in next builds... I'm on 640 and it rarely gets warm but the battery drains fast as hell
  • Upgraded this morning. And the experience is great comparing to the previous versions. Takes time to add items to start, especially when you already have several tiles. It's really more stable. Those who will reset will have a far better experience certainly. Still there are lags in photo app and others that will certainly be cleaned in next builds... I'm on 640 and it rarely gets warm but the battery drains.
  • After i installed this version i can no longer use Lumia Camera ( the app is no longer supported by the OS ) And i hate how the MS Camera works since in the phone i can access only the 1080p photo instead of the full 20 mpx one. And if put a contact on the screen and choose small tile it will change to ROUND !?!?!?!?  why the hell should i have round contact tile around square only desing ????
  • Not sure if it started with earlier builds, but anyone else have Cortana unable to send text messages? it doesn't seem to be a high count problem in feedback, so i'm wondering if its widespread or not. Cortana goes through all the actions of sending it and it looks like it should have been sent, but the recipient never gets it and it doesn't show up in the messaging app (or in skype app... checked that just in case). Is this due to not being able to select default messaging app in settings?
  • umm after try build 512 and recorded video from lumia 925 why sound quality its to bad ? (mono) not like using 8.1 Lumia camera (stereo)  in this build video record have stereo or not ? hope windows mobile 10 have stereo sound recording like windows 8.1 Lumia camera app   
  • My 930 did 5 sudden reboots this morning after installing this build. Any one else experiencing the same?
  • I've got a 930 running this build and it's running just great, no sudden reboots. A few transitional stutters & mishaps but all in all really good; I tried the initial release and it was just awful, this is a big improvement, I'm going to keep it for my daily driver. I'm really impresed with the speed of the edge browser on mobile, really fast rendering a page. Nice to have all my Cortana reminders syncing with my windows 10 PC's now too :) I think I have tried most apps that i have installed from 8.1, most work without a hitch. Microsoft camera needs work and the maps is a bit slow. I upgraded straight from 8.1 (2 updates in all) and so far I really don't think I need to hard reset. I did have a lot of the apps darkened out with pending next to them even tho they were installed & updated but after a while everything was normal. Battery life seems nominal to my 8.1 experience, I did go through all the settings to familiarise myself with the new settings layout and whilst there made some changes that I would have done in 8.1 to maximise battery without hitting functionality. All in all I'm pretty impressed, I'm not going to upgrade my phone to 950(xl) as there's too much other stuff to get (SP4 & Band 2) so I'm happy with this refresh, it's scratched that itch so to speak. Roll on the Surface phone in May 2016!
  • I noticed that in Extras & Info, it shows Lumia Windows 10 as the name of the firmware. It makes me believe that it will be a universal firmware instead of another colored firmware!
  • So, " feels quicker " ..
  • The 930 can scale display too down to 225%, same results as 1520.
  • Installed on a 1520... Runs great with a few hiccups.. Messaging app fails to load sometimes after unlocking screen, almost like it's taking forever to load.  Nothing major.  But I do love the circle icons displaying either the initials or pic of the person you are texting... I mean all of your contacts that you are currently conversing with are displayed on the left hand side while in portrait mode.  When switched to landscape, their picture and names are displayed on the left, conversations on the right.  The one you are on is the one showing.  Plus you can adjust the keyboard in landscape mode for one handed use.  That is a brilliant inclusion.
  • I had to shut off Cortana finally, it certainly does have issues in this build. I have a few minor issues with the Outlook tile not showing email or there being a new email notification sound(I have the sound set). There are a few minor performance issues, but I will continue to use it. All in all it is a good OS.
  • I'm stuck at "we're almost done" (step 5 of 9 in my case), almost one hour and no progres, progress bar don't go beyond bit more than half. Anyone else had that problem? If so, how did you solve?. Thanks!
  • Ive just resized my phone and love the smaller more tiles on the 930.  I have 4 rows and love it. 4 medium square rows.  I was using phone earlyer and the battery does seem to go down faster, dont get me wrong its not like the old iphone 4s 4 hour bug lol but i am noticing a increase.  Usually i can go all day using my phone a awful lot, today it was at 67% after only a few things, which i would expect to take my phone to just below 90%, but now its a few hours later it seems to have settles down, ill check again tomorrow.  In terms of build it feels fast and smooth, some live tiles like messages are not working and a couple of others.  Yeh im missing the live tiled on messages quite a bit.  From 536 yesterday which seemed to go from awsome to terrible in 1 day this build is a fresh of relief air lol. i do miss the keyboard on 8.1 i dont know why but i think its just easyer to use, definatly feels perfect compared to the win 10 version which feels a little underwelming, its not a big thing but its a thing.
  • Still missing weekly calender view, linked email accounts and the brilliant 8.1 mobile gestres beta.
  • Love windows emojis... iphone emojis are just so ugly
  • Using 1520!!!! More exited for WINDOWS 10 release
  • rolled back to 8.1, updated to new build, didnt restore from backup, proceeded to update apps, Music disappeared, groove music installed, but NO tile for groove music in the app list or the start screen, however I can open the app from the store. Great build /s. Hard resetting again.
  • Hard reset fixed that, but new problem; cant do backups. It SAYS backup is on, if i force a backup it SAYS its done, but it says backup size 0 bytes and there is nothing on my onedrive under backups. again, good build /s
  • so our early recommendation is still that this is not really for your daily driver or main phone.
    OK, fair enough if you compare it to Windows 8.1. But for those that's already running 10536, how does it compare to the previous build?
  • For me, this build, although much smoother has totally broken email live tile notifications. I have 2 accounts pinned and none of them are updating dispite hard reset and unpinning etc.
  • now its been on my phone longer i have noticed significant battery drain in this build, for example usually when i go to bed and leave the phone fully charged i wake up 6-8 hours later and still usually have  a percentage in the %90,s, now its showing 54%,  And acording to my phone most of that is coming from messaging lol so not alot i can do about it.  Ill give it a couple of dasys see if it improves.  Personally id rather have 536 on my phone but i dont think i i can do than now :((, i might have to go back to 8.1, lets hopew the sort this issue out faster.  Im using a lumia 930.
  • How to downgrade to 8.1? Using the windows device recovery tool? It always fails to restore. Thanks!
  • How to downgrade to 8.1? It always fails when using windows device recovery tool to recover. Thanks!
  • Sorry, I'm not downgrading for minor improvements.  I'll wait.
  • Test
  • How to downgrade to 8.1? Fails to downgrade with windows device recovery tools. Thanks!
  • Build 10549 dont have Project Astoria. :(
  • battery drain on my HTC ONE is bad, here it is 9:20, been off charger for 3 hours and I am at 50%.
  • why on earth did they remove "3GOnly" settting in "Sim Settings". Very annoying.
  • Ain't no way in  hell I will wipe my phone to get this update. They can stick it where the sun don't shine. Eventually they will come out with another update that won't require wiping the phone and starting over, or else I will, regretfully, switch to Android.
  • Runing it on lumia 640 ,battery is looking better,animations still lagy but much better,apps work fine so far but sometimes crashes but not much,so far a nice build,wish they whold add clean all in multitask window instead of swiping one app at the time
  • Is anyone else using a Lumia 635 having trouble reading articles in a web browser? For some reason every article I try to read will load, then reload until it crashes. I've tried 3rd party browsers as well as edge and have the same issue.
  • I have had w10p on my daily driver (830) from the start.  I don't wish to carry around two phones and I figure the best way to put an OS through its paces is to actually use it.  Did it cause some aggravation?  Of course but that comes with the territory (and MS warns against doing this) but if I can place/receive calls on it, thats all I really care about.  I must say, after all the other builds, this is by far the best and shows they are getting close to an RTM. I manage an R&D department and the fact that the 950 is due to release very soon with what is suppose to be a production release of this software does not concern me.  Time has taught me that things have a way of getting polished at the very last moment.  Battery issues aside (which I am not experiencing), I think this is a pretty polished release to the point I would say my 830 runs better on it than it did with 8.1 (and yes, I tried the Denim upgrade yesterday).
  • Oh wow.  I was going to stop preview builds until RTM because 10536 was so unusable. Utterly unusable on my 830.  I know this is testing and that is why I signed up, but it was the second build I've ever encountered where it was unusable on my 830.  I'm glad I just got tired of the messaging app bugs, and reset so that I could apply 10549.  This build is definitely more stable than 10536 (for me).  There is no guesswork required on my part, it is also snappier and over all app experiences across the top used by me are signficantly improved. Even the initial "sync" that happens with Groove, Pictures, etc, all much more responsive and snappy.  Glad things are looking on target. The only concern of mine is that when build rebooted phone to complete setup the screen was black for a while before snapping to a "completed" screen. I suspect the bug where "its worth the wait" screens are black has regressed in this build. Either way, just wait and it will complete (in the same amount of time).
  • I went back to Windows 8.1 , contacts on the screen with minimum size were roud ... random crashes of people / maps , there is no more Lumia Camera ... the MS camera kinda sucks. The photos app didn`t show more than 1080p photos and this without even being able to zoom or rotate if the phone was in landscape mode .... 
  • I don't know if it's just me, but I've noticed some new features in the text messaging app.. I installed the newest build, and could finally make the text smaller so that I can have more tiles on the start screen. And by making the text smaller, I guess that it lets the screen display more info and stuff. Now, when I'm in the text messaging app, I can see all my conversations on the left side (thumbnails of contact pictures). This was not there before the update (Using the Lumia 930 btw). I really love this feature, makes texting multiple contacts at once much easier and faster. Rotating the screen does more now too, it seems.. In the text messaging app, when rotating, the screen devides into two parts.. All my conversations on 1/3 of the screen to the left, with the last message from each contact visible...and the rest of the screen is the typing part. Again, don't know if this was possible on larger screen phones before this update, but it is a very welcome adition to my trusted 930 :) ....still no larg square tile though :/ I really want that.
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  • --------------- LUMIA 920 --------------- Recovery Tool -- Roll-back to 8.1 (i never had any carrier logo, but after the roll back it showed the Vodafone logo when switching on) -- Windows Insider -- Fast Option-- First Update (8.1 Denim) -- 2nd Update (build 10549) -- Battery Life way better than previous builds -- currently installing all the app updates -- Start Screen Folders have a small glitch when the apps display -- Otherwise so good -- Store works fine -- App Updates going well -- all settings are working fine -- 200% (Looks Great for 920) -- Battery Saver (switched off most Unwanted Apps working on the background) -- Roughly 2.5 GB data needed for roll-back and all updates (excl. app updates) -- estimated time for all tasks (3 hours) **Depending on your Internet Speed -- I love this build -- Looks like the OS is nearing completion -- Little more to go -- Rating 3.5/5 -- If Lumia 920 can handle this well -- Better Lumia Phones can give it a go!! ***This is my work phone. :D  Please make backups before roll-back!!
  • the only issue i had with this build was battery but now after 24 hours its settled down th 100% to 54% while i slept has gone from 100% to 97% so what ever caused the issue seems to have settled down, it kinda feels the same as it was in 536 whicch i liked, but i havent timed it.  Im finding this buil very very good, apart from some live tiles not updateing the persofmance is very fats and smooth like in 536 but more importantly i havent seen the loading.... screen at all.  I also love that i can change scale on my 930 and now instad of 5.2 rows of tiles i have 7.2 :)), im very happy with this build now.  All i want in windows 10 mobile now is linked email, gestres beta, a nice simple weeklty calender view and casting options in plex and netflix apps or and some kind of apple pay.
  • The Movies app now Films is barely useful. You cannot play videos from onedrive like Groove  On a 920 it tends to slow down if you have thousands of contacts, songs, pictures.    
  • What happens when you minimize the font so that the phone becomes a PC and then connect it to a monitor or TV and using blutooth mouse with them. Can you have some of the Continuum experiences ?
  • how to roll back this build to 8.1 on L830? anyone help please
  • I had touch input issues on 10536, and even couldn't use swype keyboard for that. I hope it is gone in the new build. Can anyone tell something about it?
  • hey every one, if any one test the sms + call filter working inthis build.
  • the keyboards for Chinese traditional and Simplified are not working... :(((
  • the keyboards for Chinese traditional and Simplified are not working... :(((
  • Very poor performance on my 625. Word,Excel,Powerpoint, outlook and calendar wasn't even working. They crash imediatly after a start. I think windows 10 mobile will not be able to run on a low end lumia devices like they promise at start...
  • I don't wanna go to wp 8.1 do i m now on windows phone10 build 10536...What should i do...???
  • My Lumia 1520 heats up a lot and lagging. This has been the case simce the start of the insider program. Wondering why this havent be resolved by micorsoft as this was reported by the insider feedback.
  • Definitely a more polished build it's faster, less buggy (so far) and seems closer to a finished product.
  • I decided to run the new build during the weekend... So after a clean install (Installing 8.1, then update to new 8.1 "Denim" then update to 10549 then Hard Reset) I notice several improvements... 1. I can set a custom rintone again 2. Store app updates are fixed 3. Moving tiles on Start screen are more fluid In general seems more stable and more smooth. No issues so farr after adjusting Background Apps. My advice is upgrade if you have time to do initail setup steps. Its worth it if you still have minor nags. This was on a 635.      
  • On 1520: the glance screen's or lock screen's "weather" update not working.  It tries to get weather information from the "weather" app, but that app no longer works and it's replaced by the "MSN Weather."  However, the MSN Weather is not one of the options for glance/lock screen.
  • 4g is not showing on this build
  • Installed on my 930, restored backup and everything looks fine BUT: my microsoft account is not working properly. It was added to Outlook app, but not visible there. When trying to add again, says it already exists. Same issue is causing (I think) that cannot restore my sms:s. Backup slider is disabled and login link does nothing. So, not so good. Previous version had serious battery problems and now this account problem... Using in my daily driver so I may go back to 8.1 for a while.  
  • New assembly compared to 10536 very badly but allows microsoft edge browser to launch web-pages which allows authentification. Earlier such kind of pages was not accessible. For example - web-page of wi-fi home router.
  • OK, I've been beta testing and die hard trying to keep in the Windows environment forever. But, over 70% of the WP 10 Beta doesn't work. Only Outlook is available so you are stuck with one Tile for every email account. And on top of that, it doesn't work on cellular, only WiFi. Fail. Reverting a phone back to 8.1, you lose everything you loved about the Phone OS. Here Maps and Drive are not in the Store anymore. Lumia Pusher? No longer there, no longer any of the features rich apps: Glance? Gone. Microsofts Store is already sparse. But removing key feature apps? You just can't fix Stupid. Let's go on here. Facebook, Twitter, Social Media Apps? The feeds are miserable, and most site features are missing. Again, FAIL. How long can I continue being treated so poorly by a company for trying to be loyal to it? Not anymore. I was excited about the 950 XL. But I can't stomach the constant ridicule for loving it anymore when they gutted the features for their flagship devices again. I can't stomach a few more years of them playing monkey in the middle with me between blaming the carriers and the carriers blaming them. You have had 3 years to get your stuff together MS. But you simply refuse to thrill your customers with any rewards of loyalty.
  • Around 44 apps in download list for last three days... why it takes so long? Also capturing videos doen't work on 930
  • Windows recovery app id not even able to downgrade my lumia 830 back to 8.1 so that I could this upgrade....anyone having same problem?
  • So, project Astoria is removed in this version?
  • Is it just me or did the default text display size on the Lumia 640 XL went up from 150% to 175%? Also, Glance Screen stays even after a format.
  • Do anyone have a problem with the phone app?