Update: And just like that we are now hearing that build 10586.105 (not .104) is now slated for next week's cumulative update. We'll see if things change before that time.
Microsoft appears to be prepping for a new cumulative OS update for Windows 10 with build 10586.104 being readied for release next week, likely on February 9 or 'Patch Tuesday'.
No new features are expected with the update, but there should be the usual fixes and general OS improvements including for Surface (the last .71 update also had some Surface fixes too).
The PC update is a general release for all Windows 10 PCs and is separate from the PC Insider program, which is now on the Redstone branch with the release of build 14257 last night.
Regarding Windows 10 Mobile we are told that 10586.104 is also now in early testing too, and it could also be released to Fast Ring Insiders in the next week or two.
We last reported about these cumulative builds for .71 before their release. The update came a day later than we expected for PC (Wednesday, January 27) and for mobile later (February 1), but they were in line with our reporting.
Like all news that we report on internal and leaked information it is subject to change. However, build .104 is the expected next release for Windows 10.
Lumia 650 announcement for Feb 15, but production setback
Regarding the new Lumia 650 Microsoft is still evidently planning for a February 15 announcement, however, we have heard production is delayed slightly making its actual availability currently unknown.
The Lumia 650 recently saw a semi-official render leaked by @evleaks.
Lumia 650 specifications
- Weighs 150g
- 5-inch display (720 x 1280 pixels, ~294 PPI pixel density)
- 8GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB)
- 1GB RAM
- Quad-core 1.1GHz processor (Either Snapdragon 210 or 212)
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 with A2DP, Micro USB, GPS
- 5MP front-facing camera; 8MP rear with LED flash
- Li-Ion 2000mAh battery
Pricing, availability and confirmation of final specifications are likely to be shared on Monday, February 15.
However, once again, as with all leaked information, the announcement is subject to change having already been pushed back from late January to the first of February and now to the 15th due to some last-minute software issues.
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