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Windows Insider program resumes for Windows 10 Mobile

Windows Insider Program Fast Slow
  • On December 14, 2017

Support for compatible phones may continue until mid-2020

Microsoft released the official Fall Creators Update (although it doesn’t bring significant new features) to supported smartphones like the Lumia 950 and Alcatel Idol 4 Pro this Autumn, and many fans have been wondering whether new Insider preview builds will be released for Windows 10 Mobile or not.

After over a month without Insider preview builds for mobile, yesterday Microsoft rolled out a new build with number 15254.16. This build, available in the Fast Ring, was compiled on December 5, or two days after the official cumulative update for December released a few days ago – 15254.124.

What’s different between both builds is yet unknown, but at least we have some hope that Microsoft is planning to update compatible devices to the Redstone 4 branch. This in turn would extend the support of phones like the Lumia 950, 650 and others until mid-2020, as Microsoft promises cumulative updates for 2 years after the release.

For now, there is no reason why you should re-join the Insider program for mobile, as the official production ring and the Insider builds are almost identical.