For the first time a build of Windows 10 Mobile is being released with full Microsoft Edge branding for the new mobile web browser from Microsoft.
Of course, that is not the only change as detailed by Microsoft's Gabe Aul in a blog post over at the Blogging Windows website.
The unexpected mobile build is the second one released over the last nine days after build 10136 was released to Insiders on 16 June. That build did require any Insiders that wanted to try it out to revert their phone back to Windows Phone 8.1 to install that previous build. This was required due to an upgrade bug from build 10080 to 10136.
Instead of holding up that release they just blocked it from those on build 10080 but now this new build can be accessed by anyone on that build and the upgrade will now work as they have addressed that issue.
However, the same issue with a blank lock screen exists in this build as it upgrades just like in 10136:
The post-upgrade migration status screen is still missing after upgrading to this build which normally shows you the progress of the post-upgrade migration. After upgrading, the Lock screen will appear frozen without the date and time for up to 10 minutes. Please be patient and let it sit – eventually the date and time will appear and it will allow you to unlock your phone. If you get impatient and restart or mess with locking/unlocking your phone, you’ll wind up in a funky state – so just relax and let it do its thing.
New stuff in this build to check out includes:
- Microsoft Edge
- General UX improvements and refinement
- Improvements to Cortana
- Updated Photos App
- Automatic Camera upload via OneDrive
- Many apps updated so download those new versions from the Windows Store (Beta)
Fixes in this build:
- We have fixed the issue first reported with Build 10051 where Call + SMS filtering would not work after upgrade.
- We have fixed an issue where text notifications weren’t appearing for incoming messages.
- We have fixed an issue where the Podcast app wouldn’t work.
- We have fixed some issues where apps were having trouble installing or updating via the Store Beta.
- We have fixed an issue where the navigation bar couldn’t be hidden.
- Some people may encounter an 80091007 error trying to upgrade to this build from Build 10136. If you hit this error, sit tight – we’re working on a fix. Or if you want the new build right away, you can use the Windows Phone Recovery Tool to go back to Windows Phone 8.1 and then upgrade to Build 10149.
- The Insider Hub is removed in this build. Don’t worry, it will be back in future Insider Preview builds.
- Sometimes the PIN keypad won’t be shown after swiping up to unlock. The workaround is to swipe down to get to Action Center and try to open a notification or Settings to invoke the PIN keypad to unlock your phone.
- There is a very rare situation where you are unable to unlock your phone after entering your PIN and it keeps letting you type even though you entered your pin correctly. If you hit this – leave the phone alone 1-2 hours before trying to unlock again. This is caused by a TPM issue that could get worse and require you to reflash if you get into this state and power off the phone.
- If a Gmail account is set up on the phone, the Messaging app may have issues and both incoming and outgoing messages may not work. If this issue is hit, simply reboot your phone to get it working again. We are aware that the Messaging app may behave badly in this state.
- There is a known issue where apps or games are installed as trial versions even though you have previously purchased them. In-app purchases on Windows 10 Mobile are not functional yet as we migrate the function to the new Windows Store.
- In certain cases, the colors in some apps may appear off. For example – the titlebar in the Outlook Mail app is orange.
- There might be some cases where notifications in Action Center appear blank.
According to Aul the Windows team has been running this build for a few days inside of Microsoft and it is reported to be faster, more stable and more polished.
While your mileage may vary we certainly want to hear how your Windows 10 Mobile Build 10149 experience goes.
I will have a gallery of screenshots up later this evening once I get the build installed on my Lumia 830.