Microsoft releases New Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview

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A new Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build for Windows Insiders on the Fast ring was released today under the name Build 10149. Build 10080 users would be able to upgrade directly to this build – so they don’t need to flash their phones back to Windows Phone 8.1.

The post-upgrade migration status screen is still missing after upgrading to this build which normally shows you the progress of the post-upgrade migration. After upgrading, the Lock screen will appear frozen without the date and time for up to 10 minutes. Eventually the date and time will appear and it will allow you to unlock your phone. If you get impatient and restart or mess with locking/unlocking your phone, you’ll wind up in a funky state – so give it the time it needs.

The Microsoft Edge branding is now included in this latest build, which also has the address bar at the bottom – this is a change that Microsoft made based on feedback from Windows Insiders. The option to view websites in mobile view or desktop view is also included in this version.

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.

There are also a lot of UX improvements and refinement in this build. Microsoft has fixed an issue where many Live tiles pinned to Start would appear blurry – so the new Start screen looks much more clear and crisp. You’ll also see a lot more refinement of controls with updated icons and visuals. Overall, you’ll find the OS more responsive to use.

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. You should also try sending an e-mail with Cortana – Microsoft has enabled this option in this build! Just say everything at once such as who you want to email (you can send to multiple people), the subject of the e-mail, and what you want your email to say and that’s it. You can even make corrections with your voice. Note – this feature requires an Internet connection and works for U.S. (English) right now.

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