Windows 10 Mobile Preview build 10149 is now live for Fast Ring!
Despite last week's release it appears Microsoft is upping its game for Windows 10 Mobile. Today, build 10149 is now live for those on the Insider program enrolled in the Fast Ring.
Once again, this build is missing the 'post-upgrade migration' status, so you need to sit tight after the update for that to take place. Otherwise, here is the big list of what is new and improved!
Windows 10 Mobile build 10149
- Microsoft Edge: The first thing that you'll notice in this build is that the Microsoft Edge branding is now included in this build. This build also has the address bar at the bottom – this is a change that we made based on feedback we heard from Windows Insiders. The option to view websites in mobile view or desktop view is also included in this build as well.
- IMPORTANT NOTE: The result of the naming switch from "Project Spartan" to Microsoft Edge means that the Microsoft Edge app has a new app ID. This will cause any favorites, cookies, history and Reading list items that you had saved in the Project Spartan app to be lost after upgrading from a previous Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build.
- General UX improvements and refinement: You'll see a lot of UX improvements and refinement in this build. We've fixed an issue where many Live tiles pinned to Start would appear blurry – so your Start screen looks much more clear and crisp. You'll also see a lot more refinement of controls with updated icons and visuals (such as the volume controls). Overall, you'll find the OS more responsive to use. We've got more work to do here but we're happy about great progress made in this build.
- Improvements to Cortana: Cortana's Notebook is in its final stage with a combined Profile and Settings experience now. You also now set up Quiet Hours in Cortana's Notebook as well.
- Flashlight quick action: One of the top pieces of feedback we heard from Windows Insiders for Action Center in Window 10 Mobile was to add a Flashlight quick action so you can quickly turn your phone's flash into a flashlight. And we've delivered this little feature in this build. Just open Action Center, and expand quick actions to check it out for yourself. You can customize which quick actions are always shown in Action Center without having to expand.
- Check out the updated Photos app for Windows 10: We've published an update to the Photos app via the Windows Store Beta. This update includes general performance and reliability improvements, as well as new capabilities such as support animated GIFs (works on phones with 1GB of RAM or higher). This was a top request from Windows Insiders! And now links to your saved photos, screenshots, and camera roll are available on the Albums page.
- Automatic camera upload via OneDrive: Automatic camera roll upload is now managed directly with the OneDrive app on your phone. Make sure you open the OneDrive app and go to settings to set camera upload to be turned on or off depending on which you prefer.
- Update your apps: Make sure you check the Store Beta and download the latest updates for apps. Many of our first party apps such as Outlook Mail and Calendar, Music, Movies & TV, and the MSN apps (News, Weather, Sports, and Money) are updating independently of builds so we can get changes to you faster. Make sure you have the updated versions of these apps to get the best experience on your phone.
- We have fixed the issue first reported with Build 10051 where Call + SMS filtering would not work after upgrade.
- We have fixed an issue where text notifications weren't appearing for incoming messages.
- We have fixed an issue where the Podcast app wouldn't work.
- We have fixed some issues where apps were having trouble installing or updating via the Store Beta.
- We have fixed an issue where the navigation bar couldn't be hidden.
Overall, this should give a shot in the arm to those Insiders who are patiently testing Windows 10 Mobile. For those losing faith, this build looks to go a long way in restoring that confidence. Windows Central will try to do a hands-on video later this evening after we have had a chance to explore and play around, stay tuned!
Source: Windows Blog
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.