Gabe Aul and his Microsoft team have just pushed out a second Windows 10 Mobile build in a week. This latest Build 10572 brings a lot of improvements and some of the much anticipated features like sending SMS from your PC!
Here is the full changelog for this build:
You can now get missed calls and text message notifications directly on your PC with Cortana! Not only that you can also now send SMS text messages from your PC using Cortana. This is a feature you can toggle on or off on any of your Windows 10 devices, so don't worry if you have multiple windows 10 devices, you can always choose which one you want to get your notifications on.
The Messaging app, along with its Skype integration now supports animated GIFs in this build! You can now also search your messages. Also, the Search function is now enabled in your call history in the phone app.
Uber is now integrated into Cortana, you can now say "book an Uber to the airport" and Cortana will get you your ride!
Another awesome new feature that's been added is that you can now save offline maps to your SD card!
The Photo app has been improved too, there's a new context menu (when you press and hold on a photo). You can now tag photos stored locally as your favorites.
Storage settings page now has an improved UX much like that on the PC.
Those are the new additions to the build, now here are what's been fixed in the build:
Notifications, such as new messages, can be received without first unlocking the device.
Cortana’s background activity has been optimized for power usage.
We have fixed some of the issues that were causing the Start screen to not load. Additionally, we have made some performance improvements to the Start screen.
We have made performance improvements to Acton Center, including swipe to expand and dismiss notifications. Swiping to expand or dismiss notifications should happen more quickly.
The alarm icon now appears on the Lock screen when an alarm is set in the Alarms & Clock app.
The proximity sensor during calls is now behaving as expected on devices that may have previously failed to turn the screen off.
App downloads in the Store were sometimes getting blocked by a service hanging in the background – this should be resolved and app downloads should be more consistent.
The keyboard will switch languages less aggressively now.
Taping restart for apply an update will reboot the device immediately now
Now for the bad news, with this build there seems to be a lot of broken stuff. So here is the list of known issues (which is quite long when compared to the last build 10549...
- Visual Voicemail sync is broken on some devices. You may need to call your voicemail directly within the Phone app > Settings > Change more settings for Phone > Call Voicemail.
- Opening message threads within the Messaging app will crash on dual SIM phones if the second line’s Messaging tile is removed from the Start screen (even if only a single SIM is used). The second line’s Messaging app will also appear to be removed from the All apps list. To work around this issue, the second line messaging tile must be linked to the first line messaging tile by opening up the first line in the Messaging app then go to Settings > link tiles.
- On Dual SIM devices, unpinning the second line Phone tile from the Start screen will make the entry disappear from the All apps list. Rebooting the phone will cause the tile and application to both reappear.
- Photos cannot be selected for sharing through third party apps like Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram Beta, WhatsApp etc.
- Some devices will get into a state where the Phone app will continually crash upon launch. Resetting the device will recover it from this state.
- 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. You can 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 Insider Preview build
But the other bad news is that once again, you will have to reset your Lumia phone back to Windows Phone 8.1 and then upgrade to this latest Build 10572.
Stay tuned for our hands on with this new build, and hopefully we will get it uploaded before the next build is released. As we draw closer to the final release of Windows 10 Mobile, we expect frequent Mobile build roll-outs. So maybe you should be prepared to reset your phone a few more times!
You can read more on this build: Microsoft Blog