A promise made, a promise kept. Microsoft pushed the .63 update for Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10586 in the Fast ring over the last weekend. As a cumulative update, it continues to use the minor version for differentiating between each version and appears as Build 10586.63.
Although, the rollout was not so smooth and suffered “a potential issue with staging on deployment servers.” Unlike any other day, the Windows maker resumed the rollout after fixing the problem. With Build 10586.63, the company didn’t share any changelog, but a Microsoft employee posted the following information on Reddit about the .63 update:
“Wow, what a busy day… Just wanted to stop in to let you know that, other than the general reliability, battery and perf improvements that come with each of these revisions, there are also a few things that you’ve reached out to me about that should be improved:”
- Typing on Polish keyboard in Outlook Mail
- Turn by turn directions over Bluetooth in car
- Battery usage with Iris Recognition
- Reliability of quick actions settings page
- MS Band use with Cortana
Hence, the .63 update is just new cumulative patch rather than a true new build, focusing ‘corner-case things per device model.’ It could be the last incremental update ahead of the final release for old Windows Phone 8.1 handset users later this month.
Additionally, Microsoft is reportedly planning to expand the Lumia family with Windows 10 Mobile. According to numerous allegations of various insiders, the development of a new low-end Lumia phone with some premium features seems to be over, and the launch of Lumia 650 is imminent.
The alleged Microsoft Lumia 650 has already received FCC’s approval with model number RM-1152, and likely to feature 5-inch HD display with 1280 × 720-pixel resolution. The device is based on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 clocked at 1.3GHz and Adreno 304 GPU unit. Available 1GB of RAM and either 8GB or 16GB of internal memory for storage of user data, and there is a slot for a microSD card.
When it comes to camera sensors, the 650 may pack in an 8MP primary camera with autofocus, LED flash on the back, while the rumor mill also churns about the Quick Charge 2.0 technology with a 2,000 mAh battery.
There’s no information about the launch and pricing, but Microsoft may take a chance during the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.