Windows 10 Mobile is a work in progress despite it already shipped with consumer products such as the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL and the Lumia 550, but folks under Windows Insider program are getting updates to the next build every now and then and the latest one has just been seeded in Fast ring.
The latest Technical Preview with build number 10586.29 is said to be a “cumulative update” to the current 10586 build that already shipped with the latest Windows 10 devices. It contains most of bug fixes and performance improvements and addresses issues from feedback send by Windows Insiders and Windows 10 users. Notable addition to the latest update is the Windows Phone Recovery Tool which will allow users with a semi-bricked devices to sync on a PC and go into recovery so users can reflash their Windows Phone devices to its stock operating system and continue to install Windows 10 Mobile update.
Making the transition to the latest Windows 10 for Mobile, the new build is also equipped with tools to make the upgrade experience as fluid as possible with further upgrade improvements even on devices with limited memory spaces including backward compatibility with Windows 8.1 Silverlight applications, Bluetooth improvements, Edge browser is further improved with a better way to edit URL at the end of the address bar, issues with switching between Active Cellular Connectivity profile on dual SIM devices has been ressolved and Data Profiles are now correctly restored in the out of the box experience that once had an issue with sending and receiving MMS messages.
Also in the latest update are the number of additional devices to take advantage with Windows Insider program, these devices with be added to the list of supported devices next weeks which includes:
- LG Lancet
- Microsoft Lumia 550
- Microsoft Lumia 950
- Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.29 boots faster on the Lumia 1020 after installation compared to Build 10586.11, Bluetooth connectivity I can say is much better now and detects other devices much faster. However when closing an app and Windows lands on the app list, the tint that was once there is gone though this is just a minor issue, having a light or bright background image on a dark theme or the other way around results into labels, texts that becomes much harder to read which in some cases ruins the experience but overall performance is vastly improved from the previous builds and it now feels sturdy but some soft touches is still needed to improve the user experience.