After an overwhelming response from the Insider community in favor of a new build to the Fast Ring, Microsoft has released another Windows 10 preview for desktops with Build 10122. The new build started rolling out yesterday, designed to run on PCs and tablets, though not on Windows phones.
With the new Windows 10 build 10122, the company is primarily focusing on bug fixes and stabilizing codes. Microsoft’s Gabriel Aul describes the latest one as “GREAT build”, though has been facing issues with frequent crashes while using the Edge browser, especially PCs running AMD GPUs. The company has announced in its blog post the new changes, bug fixes along with a few known issues for the build.
New features with the latest Build 10122 include a ‘new tab’ page for its latest Edge Browser, formerly known as Project Spartan. The browser now gets a revamped layout, which includes top sites, featured apps and additional content from MSN, along with the inclusion of InPrivate mode. While Cortana now has the ability to open apps with Voice commands.
Meanwhile, Start and Continuum improvements have also been introduced with the new build. Microsoft says the visual layout of Start has been tweaked by moving File Explorer and Settings to the bottom left with icons.
Changes have also been made to the way how Windows 10 handles default apps. “We know your defaults matter to you. With Windows 10, all apps – both Classic Windows apps and Universal Windows apps – will be unable to invoke a prompt to change your defaults, only Windows”, reads Microsoft’s official blog post.
The Redmond giant also says that users who upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, will be given the option to upgrade their defaults, “during initial set up to new Universal Windows apps that come as part of Windows 10”.
At this point, Microsoft seems to be gearing up for the Windows 10 launch for PCs around late July, as the new build primarily focuses on bug fixes and issues rather the introduction of new features. Prior to this, Microsoft released the Windows 10 build 10074 on April 29th, which was made available to testers in both the fast and slow rings of its Windows Insider Program.