Microsoft has released Windows 10 Mobile build 10080 for those who signed up for Windows Insider Program. The build 10080 is a much-anticipated release since the distribution of newer builds for phones had been postponed several times over the past few weeks.
The new build has loads of features and bugs, which will definitely excite and let early adopters in the lurch. Windows 10 Mobile build 10080 also marks the debut of Universal Office apps.
With the update, Microsoft has also expanded the list of compatible devices for preview builds including the Lumia 930/Icon, Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL and the One M8 for Windows. However, Verizon’s HTC One M8 variant with Windows Phone 8.10.15143.154 still won’t be able to receive the preview bits, but Microsoft said it’s working with the operator to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.
Windows 10 Mobile build 10080 features:
The fast ring build brings many new features to the table; some of them had already been rumored in the wild. One of the most important things is the availability of new Universal Office apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote), which can be downloaded from the new Store Beta included in this build. In fact, the new Store is the second noteworthy thing of the build 10080, which has already been introduced in Windows 10 for desktops.
In addition, the new Xbox app has also debuted with this build, which can be used to connect to Xbox One, manage Xbox profile and watch Game DVR clips. Moreover, Music Preview, Video Preview, and new Camera app are now available for phones in the Store Beta with a superset of features such as HDR, video stabilization for video and face-based autofocus.
Windows 10 Mobile build 10080 bugs:
Since it’s a pre-release version of Windows 10 Mobile, it has a number of rough edges, and Microsoft has shared a long list of known bugs on its Windows blog. Among the known issues, there’s a bug in which MMS Message link is not received, and the message is completely lost. In addition, you may see duplicate tiles, experience broken apps with ‘pending’ status while some may not even start. To solve such apps’ problems, you will need just to restart the phone.
In order to upgrade to the new build, existing Insiders can upgrade their compatible devices by checking for updates from Settings menu. While newbies will have to download Windows Insider app from Windows Phone Store and sign up for the Windows Insider program.
If you have tried this new build, do you believe it is worth upgrading? Sound off in the comments.