After a rather long wait, Microsoft has finally rolled out Windows 10 Mobile build 10536 for Insiders on the Fast ring. As expected, the new build is mostly about bug fixes and stability improvements, much like the builds when Windows 10 for PCs was getting ready for launch.
The latest build 10536 brings some new features, fixes a slew of bugs found in earlier builds, and as is the case with any new build it’s still laden with a variety of bugs.
The new build showcases one-handed mode for all screen sizes now, similar to the one featured on the iPhone 6 Plus. On press and hold the Start button, the top of the display moves towards the bottom that allows users to operate their phone easily with one hand. Microsoft will be introducing the feature on all phones based on the feedback it received from members of the fast ring. As the feature was earlier largely restricted to larger phones.
The Photos app also gets a small update, with better zooming and panning capabilities than before and also gets some context menus. In addition, the new build fixes a slew of bugs as well. Among them include Mobile Hotspots which are working again, while the functionality of two-factor authentication has also been restored.
Meanwhile, Microsoft also explains that users with Lumia 1020 will be missing features in the built-in camera app. The reason being that Lumia Camera app is required to fully utilize its 41MP camera’s capabilities, which won’t be available in Windows Store until later this fall. All in all, the new Windows 10 Mobile build 10536 is a decent update and a good step towards the final version, though there are still quite a few flaws.
Windows Phone 8.1 users can directly upgrade to the new Windows 10 Mobile 10536.1004, while users going from build 10512 will need to install build 10514 and 10536.1000, after which there’ll be the final update 10536.1004.
Meanwhile on Monday morning, Microsoft sent out invites to a special event in New York City on Oct. 6. The invite says, “We have some exciting news to share about Windows 10 devices”, and the event kicks off at 10 a.m. ET.