New Windows 10 Mobile Build Brings Back Insider Hub, New Photo App and Fixes Mobile Hotspot
After some time without a new build, Windows 10 Mobile insiders have finally received a new Windows 10 Mobile build from Microsoft. The new build goes by the number of 10536, and as usually, it brings some more system and apps improvements.
As usual, the new build will first be available to users on the Fast Ring only, but it will eventually find its way to all insiders, once all major bugs are fixed. As we already mentioned, build 10536 brings some stability and performance improvements, and some reports believe that it might be one of the last preview builds before the final release of the mobile operating system (whose specific release date still remains unknown, though).
Windows 10 Mobile gets a bunch of fixes and needed features
Gabe Aul presented the new build in the official blog post, along with the most important improvements and additions. Here’s the full log of all new features and enhancements that the new build brings:
- Insider Hub is now included again!
- Mobile hotspot functionality has been fixed.
- Voice input has been updated to add support for Japanese and English (India) speech recognition.
- Single hop updates are again available from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview for all devices.
- Two-factor authentication is fixed when setting up a device for both text and phone authentication.
- Start screen will successfully load instead of failing with “Loading …” displayed in a loop until device was rebooted. (We are still tracking down an issue were it may show “Loading …” for a few seconds.)
- Quite Hours\Do Not Disturb has been fixed.
- Delay in showing date and time on Lock screen has been improved.
- Pinch and zoom in Maps now works as expected.
Along with these additions, one of the most notable features of the build 10536 is an updated Photos app. The update makes it easy for you to see and manage folders from OneDrive and PC in the Photos app, as well as your own folders from the phone and SD card. Photo viewing and zooming are also faster, making this app a lot more useful than it was before.
Gabe Aul also noted that insiders who’re updating their Windows 10 Mobile Preview from the build 10512 will have to update their phone twice. “You will see Build 10514 and Build 10536.1000. Run these updates. After these updates are installed, you’ll receive another update which will be Build 10536.1004.”
The blog post also warns users of Lumia 1020 that they might face some problems with the most important feature of the phone, it’s stunning 41-mpx camera. Apparently, you won’t be able to use Lumia’s signature features like camera and RAW photos in Windows 10 Mobile Preview without the Lumia camera app, which won’t be ready until later this fall.
Microsoft encourages all Preview users to explore the the new build as much as possible, and submit feedback which will help developers to deliver as good and as stable operating system for Windows Phone devices as possible, especially since the Insider Hub app is included once again.
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