What’s new, improved and broken in Mobile build 10572
Windows 10 Mobile is getting closer to RTM
Yesterday, Microsoft released a new build to Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring. Build number 10572 is optional and requires a downgrade to Windows Phone 8.1 in order to be installed, but if you have time and patience to perform the procedure you will find many improvements and new features.
With this build, Microsoft has also focused on many small tweaks and refinements and we can see that the company is close to finalizing Windows 10 Mobile, before the global roll out in December.
Here’s what is new:
Send texts from a PC and get notifications about missed calls – If you are running a PC build 10565 or higher you will be notified about missed calls. A notification will pop up on the screen and you can reply with a text right from your PC. You can also use Cortana on PC to send a text. Type or speak “Text [someone]” and Cortana will send the message from your phone. Great!
Messaging – Skype is integrated into the main messaging app. The app now supports animated GIFs and allows you to search through messages.
Cortana – new tracking capabilities for leisure time, movies, events. UBER integration – speak “Book an Uber” and Cortana will get you a ride. You can specify the destination.
Offline Maps – You can finally save maps to the SD card. There is a new option in Maps Settings → Storage Location.
Photo app – improvements in zooming; context menus while pressing and holding on a photo; selecting favorites
Storage – unified storage settings between PC and phone. Change where apps, downloads, music, photos are saved by default- select phone, SD card or USB.
Alarms – Live tile with active alarms
Here are some fixes:
- Cortana background activity has been optimized
- Better battery life
- Action Center lag has been fixed
- Swiping to expand or dismiss notifications happen quickly
- Proximity sensor problems on some devices are gone
- Store downloads improvements
Here are the known bugs:
Dual-SIM phones may have problems with the Messaging app if the second line’s Tile is removed from the Start Screen.
- Dual-SIM phones – unpinning the second line will make it disappear from the App list.
- Photo sharing – possible problems with third-party apps when selecting photos for sharing
- Phone app may crash on some devices – restart the phone to resolve the issue.
- Devices that have updated from Windows Phone 8 to Windows Phone 8.1 may lose the ability to connect to Wi-Fi on Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview builds or may fail to update to Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview builds all together. Use the Windows Device Recovery Tool to first update your device to Windows Phone 8.1 and then upgrade to the latest Windows 10 Mobile build.