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Screenshots of Windows 10 for Phones Build 2 [Updated]

Lumia 630 with Windows 10 Technical Preview
  • On March 16, 2015

With the second build the Preview will expand to more devices

The same Chinese website ITHome that revealed the first pre-release build of Windows 10 for Phones days before Microsoft made it available to Windows Insiders, has just posted images of a newer preview build – 10038.12518.

At first glance, this upcoming working version of the OS isn’t too different and special than the current one available for Insiders. Here are the changes we have noticed so far:

  • More polished look – fonts have been improved
  • All new Settings pages are now black instead of white
  • Some individual Settings can be pinned to the Start Screen
  • Slightly revamped Phone Dialer (but still ugly)
  • New Keyboard Settings

Other features and changes could be uncovered once Build 2 starts rolling out

Windows 10 Preview build 2

The new build is not currently available for enthusiasts and there is no info on its possible rollout, but we expect that to happen within a week’s time. Microsoft has promised to add support for more smartphones in the next build, so a larger group of users could try the new features and give valuable feedback through the special app.

We will update you as soon as new information about changes pops up or the build becomes available to install.

[Update] Monday, March 16, 2015 has today published a couple of screenshots of a newer build of Windows 10 for Phones [8.15.12521]. This version includes a lot more changes that the older build leaked last week from China:

  • There are many UI improvements making the phone OS looks just like the Desktop version
  • LED notifications in Notifications + Action settings page
  • Status bar icons and toggle switches now mirror those found in the Windows 10 for PCs
  • The ‘Alpha’ version of the new ‘Conversations apps’ demoed in January is here.
  • New contact page with a blue circle instead of a square for the user’s photo
  • An ability to remove a Microsoft account and add a new one without resetting the phone
  • The voicemail icon in the Phone app is now at the bottom.
  • Comma added to the new keyboard
  • New settings for ‘Microphone’ allowing you to choose apps that can access you microphone

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