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Windows 10 Mobile gets Emoji 5.0 support in Insider build 15240

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Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring can upgrade to build 15240

Microsoft has separated the development of Windows 10 Mobile from the modular version of Windows codenamed Andromeda OS, but the current Windows phones are still getting some new features thanks to the common code and UWP.

In the latest Insider preview build for Fast Ring members, Windows 10 Mobile build 15240, you can use the new Emoji 5.0, adding new characters to messages via the touch keyboard and the Emoji panel.

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This build also introduces the Chinese Lunar Calendar that can be enabled on the mobile version of Outlook Calendar (UWP). Along with these two new features, Microsoft has improved several things in the preview release, like fixing issues with the SD card, and missing notifications for Windows Updates.

There are a few known issues in build 15240, including problems with the HP Elite x3 with a wired dock, and a possible error while trying to update some Store apps. Here is the full changelog.

Windows 10 Mobile will be updated officially to _feature2 (Redstone 2+) later this year. This will be the last major update for the current smartphones and Windows 10 Mobile as a platform, as Microsoft will reboot its mobile efforts with a new platform (Andromeda) running on a device with the same codename. However, Microsoft is planning to support the legacy devices at least until the end of 2018.