Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10149: Here is what’s new

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Today Microsoft has finally released a new Build of the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview to all Windows Insiders who are set to the Fast Ring in the Windows Insider App for mobile device. The good news is that this Build is also available for those who are still using Build 10080. However there is one bug which has been in the Build before already, there won’t be a post-upgrade migration status screen after your phone restarts. So be sure do not turn of ur lock and unlock your phone until the clock is displayed on your lockscreen again. It will not be able to unlock your phone either.

So that was it about the update process itself so lets come to the new features which Microsoft has implemented in this new Build for mobile devices. The list of new features I quite long and that’s good. If you search for the browser on the new Build you will have to look at M because the browser is now called Microsoft Edge for the first time. Unfortunately this doesn’t only bring advantages but does also include some disadvantages, this means all your favorites, cookies, history and Reading list items will be deleted because Microsoft does also have a new App ID.
Cortana has received some improvements once again therefore the notebook is now in the final stage and brings a combined profile and settings experience. Also the Quite Hours feature can now be set up with Cortana.
For those of you who have missed the automatic uploading features for new photos from your camera roll, this features has now been moved to the OneDrive App so be sure to open the OneDrive App at least in order to set up this new feature.

Microsoft has included quite a lot features in this Build, some minor, some big changes. A full list of changes can be found below, so have a look at it and let me know your opinion about the latest build below in comments.

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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.


Source: Windows Blog

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