Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update for unlocked devices comes today

By: Costea Lestoc
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The Windows 10 Anniversary Update was officially released on August 2nd to PCs, laptops, tablets and Xbox One consoles, and users are receiving it in phases. Now, the Mobile version is ready to roll out first to unlocked smartphones, then to carrier locked smartphones.

Microsoft hasn’t confirmed the release dates for the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update for unlocked and locked smartphones, but Windows Central has reported that starting from tomorrow, the update will roll out to carrier-unlocked/open market/country variant devices, exactly a week later after the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is released for PCs.

Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and other carriers will push the update out on the 16th of August because they need to run a few more tests in order to make sure that the new features will work without any problems.

On August 2, Lumia India posted on its Twitter account that the Anniversary Update for Mobile will be available on August 9, 2016. However, the tweet was quickly removed, which meant that either Lumia India accidentally revealed the release date without receiving the receiving the go-ahead from Microsoft or got the timing wrong.

The unlocked Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL already received the 16236 firmware announced in July, while AT&T will most likely co-release both the new firmware and the Anniversary Update on August 16. With this occasion, it will deliver double-tap to wake, improvements to the PureView camera and fixes for Wi-Fi.

The final build could be 14393.10, and although it’s not available yet for Insiders, a recent change log released for the PC variant mentioned the inclusion of “Addressed issues that cause high battery drain when a Windows 10 Mobile device is idle or the screen is off.”

Other rumors suggest that 14393.67 will be the final build that will be pushed for the Mobile Anniversary Update.

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