Microsoft: New Windows 10 Mobile Builds Coming Eventually
Microsoft today released a new technical preview of Windows 10 for PCs, but not for mobile devices. The company hasn't provided an update to Windows 10 Mobile in some time, so it took the opportunity to reassure consumers that new bits are on the way. Microsoft said it is "still on track to release Windows 10 as an upgrade to existing devices early this year as we planned." (The update was originally supposed to arrive in December.) Microsoft said it is fine-tuning the code based on feedback from Windows Insiders who've installed preview builds, and it continues to make good progress. The company will share more details as soon as it knows when the rollout to older phones will take place. More to the point, Microsoft says it is working to unify the Windows OneCore across PCs, smartphones, Xbox, and its HoloLens platform. "Our build systems produce new builds daily for all of these editions, so as we've been doing this work we have been producing new PC builds as well as mobile builds. Today we deliver our 4th PC preview build, and are nearly ready to start sharing new preview builds for mobile as well," explained Microsoft. The new preview builds will be made available to the 950, 950XL, and 550 first, followed by other Windows 10 devices down the road.
Microsoft Still Working Through Windows 10 Mobile Builds
Microsoft today said new builds of the Windows 10 Mobile Technical Preview are on the way, even if they are rolling out slower than the company hoped. In a blog post, Microsoft explains that it encountered several large issues that forced it to reset its approval process three times over the past several weeks.
Microsoft Pushes New Preview of Windows 10
Microsoft today released Windows 10 Technical Preview build 11082 to members of the Windows Insider program. According to Microsoft, this preview chiefly impacts the OneCore, which is the heart of Windows across all platforms.
Windows 10 Won't Reach Phones Until the Fall
Microsoft has shied away from saying exactly when Windows 10 will launch other than to say "this summer." Speaking at Microsoft's Build developer conference this week, executive Joe Belfiore said the phone-specific version of Windows 10 won't arrive until after Windows 10 launches for PCs and tablets. "Our phone builds have not been as far as long as our PC builds," said Belfiore.
Latest Windows 10 Preview from Microsoft Fixes Bugs
Microsoft today released another technical preview of Windows 10 Mobile. Rather than stuff the release with new features, Microsoft said it focused on cleaning up bugs and improving performance.