Update from Microsoft
We discovered this morning that there was an error in the database for provisioning record data, which is required for new phones to join the Fast Ring through the Windows Insider app. The team has been working to correct it but the load on the provisioning data servers has made all operations extremely slow. To fix the issue, we are taking the service offline and updating the provisioning record data for all 5100 phone POPs. It will take approximately 2 hours for us to make the update, and validate that everything is working. This is a different service from Windows Update, so Insiders who are currently on 9941 should be able to update their phones if they are already in the Fast ring. If they are in the Slow ring they will encounter the same issue with provisioning data. We apologize for the delay on this and are working to ensure it never happens again.
Microsoft went ahead & unveiled the highly awaited next Technical Preview build of Windows 10 for Phone today. This is the 2nd build released by Microsoft after the initial build which went live on 12th Feb.
Today’s Windows 10 for Phone build brings lots of new features & fixes for the bugs identified in the 1st build.
Windows 10 for Phone build 10051
- Project Spartan
- For the first time, Spartan (Microsoft’s new browser) makes appearance on phones. It’s still an early version but a major change that will soon replace IE on Phones. Spartan makes use of new rendering engine giving you a modern mobile web experience across. The current make also includes early versions of Reading View and Reading List.
- New Mail & Calendar apps
- Outlook Mail and Outlook Calendar are the new built-in mail and calendar universal apps for Windows 10. The apps are brand new & bring new UI and UX.
- You can easily switch between the two from within the apps.
- The Outlook Mail brings Swipe gestures which let you take actions like delete, flag, move or mark as read/unread.
- The Outlook Mail now makes use of Word capabilities presenting you with richer editing options while composing a mail.
- Outlook Mail and Outlook Calendar connects to Office 365, Exchange, Outlook.com, Gmail, Google Calendar, Yahoo!, IMAP, POP and other popular accounts.
- New Phone & Messaging apps
- Once again both apps are new with the Messaging app getting a visual makeover & functionality improvements.
- New People app
- People app goes universal and brings a new design.
- New Maps app
- A brand new universal Maps app from Microsoft which combines the best of both Bing & HERE Maps
- Updated App Switcher
- The updated App Switcher adds support for Landscape when invoked from an app being viewed in landscape.
- Brings new Grid Layout for larger screen phones and increases the handling capacity of recently used apps to 15.
- We’ve updated the keyboard layout based on your feedback. The keyboard layout now has period, comma and emoji keys on first page of keyboard. Language switching is enabled by press-and-hold on the &123 key. There is also an option to replace the emoji key with the language switching key.
- We’ve fixed the Cortana icon resolution so it now scales with tile size.
- We’ve fixed the issue where the Photos app would fail to launch periodically when attempting to add a photo attachment to an email, OneNote or Facebook item.
- We’ve fixed the issue where the Microsoft Band wouldn’t sync with your phone after upgrading to Windows 10.
- The Photos app’s tile will now pick up the phone’s theme color before it’s launched and then start showing pictures from your collection including OneDrive in the Live tile.
- There might be situations in which auto-upload of your Camera Roll to OneDrive may not be working. Please be sure to back up your photos especially if you need to use the Windows Phone Recovery Tool to go back to Windows Phone 8.1.
- The Office Hub has been removed from this build. You won’t be able to open Word, Excel, PowerPoint or OneNote files in this build. Preview versions of the universal Office apps will be available in the coming weeks.
- All Bluetooth-based interactions with Cortana are not working in this build because we’re reworking how Cortana interacts with Bluetooth. This includes dictating and reading text messages, initiating searches and chit-chat, and all system-level control (such as playing music, launching applications, or navigating settings.
- After upgrade, some apps that have been installed onto a SD memory card will fail to launch. To fix this, uninstall and reinstall the apps.
- About 1% of the time, incoming phone calls may not play a ringing sound.
- Call + SMS filtering will not work after upgrade.
- For people upgrading their phone from Build 9941, there is a bug in which your phone’s MMS settings will be lost after upgrade. The new Messaging app doesn’t yet have the ability to re-enter these settings. You will need to use the Windows Phone Recovery Tool to go back to Windows Phone 8.1 and then upgrade to this build to get MMS working again.
- Also for people upgrading their phone from Build 9941, the tiles on your Start screen for the Camera and Photos apps may be missing or corrupt. You will have to unpin any corrupt tiles and re-pin the apps to your Start screen.
- On some phones, due to a scaling bug the dismiss button won’t be visible when an alarm is triggered. To stop your phone from “alarming “just touch the arrow and swipe up on the notification and off the screen to end the alarm.
- On phones with 512MB of memory, apps can randomly crash due to an issue with memory management.
- Flight mode cannot be enabled.
- Data connections can’t be disabled.
- You may need to re-pin the Phone app after upgrade.
- The Insider Hub is now included on Phone but may fail to launch on some phones.
- Please note that to add or remove accounts in Outlook Mail and Outlook Calendar, you do so within these apps. The Email + accounts page has been removed from the Settings app.
- If you are updating a phone from Build 9941, you need to use the Windows Phone Recovery Tool to roll back to Windows Phone 8.1 first and upgrade to this build in order to have MMS working on your phone.
Supported devices for build 10051
- Lumia 1020
- Lumia 1320
- Lumia 1520
- Lumia 520
- Lumia 525
- Lumia 526
- Lumia 530
- Lumia 530 Dual Sim
- Lumia 535
- Lumia 620
- Lumia 625
- Lumia 630
- Lumia 630 Dual Sim
- Lumia 635
- Lumia 636
- Lumia 638
- Lumia 720
- Lumia 730
- Lumia 730 Dual SIM
- Lumia 735
- Lumia 810
- Lumia 820
- Lumia 822
- Lumia 830
- Lumia 920
- Lumia 925
- Lumia 928
- Microsoft Lumia 430
- Microsoft Lumia 435
- Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual SIM
- Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual SIM DTV
- Microsoft Lumia 532
- Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual SIM
- Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual SIM
- Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM
Lumia 930, Lumia Icon & Lumia 640 XL are not getting the current build in view of UI Scaling issues as reported earlier. Microsoft expects to add support for these devices in the near future.