After a month of waiting and being overshadowed by the Windows 10 launch, Windows Phone fans have cause to celebrate today. Microsoft is pushing out the latest build of their mobile version of Windows 10 Build 10512. This build is a significant jump over the last build (10166) AND the current Windows 10 desktop build (Build 240).
The following excerpt is from Microsoft’s offical blog, Blogging Windows:
We’ve made quite a few improvements since the last build, but here are a few things that we fixed that were frequently reported by Insiders:
- General improvement in overall stability and performance.
- You can now set the Lock screen and background image from within the Photos app.
- We fixed an issue where apps installed on SD cards weren’t working after a reboot.
- We have improved Latvian and Chinese inputs.
- We have made improvements to the Kid’s Corner tile layout.
- We have improved reliability of Data Sense notifications.
- Modified Shape Writing algorithm to be less aggressive in suggesting contact names over common words.
- Resolved an issue where Camera would not launch when the phone was locked.
- We fixed an issue where notifications for incoming text messages weren’t appearing.
- We fixed an issue where the touch screen wouldn’t be responsive after ending a phone call on some devices.
- And we fixed an issue where folder tiles have obviously overlapping text.
We do have a few known issues for you to take note of for this build:
- Mobile hotspot doesn’t work in this build. When sharing the Internet from your phone using Mobile Hotspot, devices will fail to get a valid IP address from your phone and will show no internet access.
- Two-factor authentication for your MSA with a phone number doesn’t work in this build. If you reset your phone and go through the first run experience, you won’t be able to input more than 2 characters for validating phone or text authentication. If you have a secondary email for two-factor authentication – you can choose that. As a workaround, add secondary email for two-factor authentication.
- Some phones might spend a long time in the post update migration experience – just let the phone sit and it should complete this migration.
- Apps that use background audio such as Groove, Podcast, Pandora, etc. will crash when launching after receiving an app update from the Store. Rebooting the device will resolve this issue.
- Some phones with a large number of tiles pinned to the Start screen may get stuck in a state where the device shows “Loading…”; the device will need to be reset or rolled back to Windows Phone 8.1 using Windows Phone Recovery Tool.
- Some apps may fail to update through the Store with the error code 0x80073cf9; uninstalling the application and reinstalling it will resolve this issue.
- The Movies & TV app will not work in this build (video playback is currently broken).
As this build is close to being feature complete, we will run it through the usual Techweez battery of tests and present you with a full review of what you can except from Windows 10 Mobile when it rolls out in late October.
For now, we only recommend that Windows Insiders with a second device install this Windows 10 Mobile Build 10512. You will have to update your Windows Insider app via the app store. Also note that two factor authentication using your phone number (via SMS) is not working for this build. However, you can use two factor authentication via email.