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Apart from Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.107, Microsoft has also announced the addition of the new Release Preview Ring to its Windows Insider Program.

Just back from releasing a cumulative update for Windows 10 for PCs, Microsoft has now come out with the updated Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build to the Fast ring. With the new update, users get bumped up to Build 10586.107.

The new update also comes with a few enhancements aimed at making the Windows experience on a mobile that much better.

What’s new Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10586.107

  • Fixed an issue where in some cases a device could be missing tiles on the Start screen after going through the device out of box experience.
  • Improved support in Narrator to speak in multiple languages.
  • Improvements to the device reset experience when BitLocker\Device Encryption is enabled by enterprise policy or by the user.

As is evident, the new update is all about enhancing the current Windows 10 experience on mobiles and does not introduce any new features.

This apart, Microsoft has also announced the introduction of a new ring to the Windows Insider Program named Release Preview ring and applies to both PC and Mobile.

Insiders subscribing to the Release Preview ring will be getting the latest updates, application updates and driver updates that apply to the Current Branch. What this means is that Insiders of the Release Preview ring right now will be getting the latest patches based on Build 10586.

With this, the Windows Insider Program now includes four rings, which apart from the Release Preview Ring includes the Fast Ring, Slow Ring and the Production Ring. Those in the Fast Ring are the ones to have early access to all the latest patches though they are often buggy and carry more risks. Updates are also most frequent for the Fast Ring.

Windows Insider Program Rings

Next up is the Slow Ring that has access to more stable builds with fewer bugs and issues. However, updates are less frequent in the Slow Ring.

Similarly, the Production Ring ensures Windows 10 Mobile users have access to the latest firmware and OS updates for their device though the availability could be dependent on the region and carriers.

Lastly, Insiders in the Release Preview Ring will have access to the latest patches relevant to the existing build, which as of now is 10586.

Meanwhile, with so much activity going on behind the scenes from the consumer point of view, it could be just days for Windows 10 Mobile users to be served the latest update which hopefully leads to a better user experience with their Windows phones.

Microsoft is desperate to improve its standing in the mobile space where its Windows 10 Mobile has come under some harsh criticism time and again. While the OS is being criticized for being buggy, the lack of enough apps too is adding to its woes. The latter also has been the bane of the Windows Phone 8.1 even though the version is a lot more stable than Windows 10 Mobile.

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