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Microsoft Mobile Build 10166 Rolls Out

Windows Mobile Insiders will be happy to know they have a bit of tech to play with over the weekend. On Friday the company announced it’s rolling out the latest build of Window Mobile, build 10166.

On the Blogging Windows site, Gabe Aul, the one in charge of the Insider program made the announcement about this latest build.

According to Gabe, “There are lots of of small changes and feature tweaks in this build, but our major focus over the past few builds on mobile has been about improvements to core quality.”

He also said that most of the issues that users of build 10149 experienced have been fixed.

Gabe went on to say: “We also fixed the issue where the post-upgrade migration status screen was missing, which made the Lock screen appear frozen without the date and time for up to 10 minutes. The post-upgrade migration status screen should appear normally now. We also fixed the issue where you were unable to unlock your phone after entering your PIN and it keeps letting you type even though you entered your pin correctly that was caused by a TPM issue. The colors in apps should now appear correctly including in including the titlebar in the Outlook Mail app which is no longer orange.” — For that last one, I would say several users are happy about that.

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Obviously getting Windows 10 for PCs done is Microsoft’s most important priority, and while I was gone on vacation, I noticed build 10166 waiting for me on my PCs.

Like we said in a previous post, the launch of Windows 10 for PCs is quickly approaching, and any new builds for it now will include security and bug fixes.

Since Windows 10 mobile won’t be released until later this year, one would assume there could be a healthy amount of news coming our way.

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2 Responses to Microsoft Mobile Build 10166 Rolls Out

  1. John L July 12, 2015 at 6:37 am #

    Certainly looking forward to it coming out. However I don’t feel it is in any way fit for a full roll out yet as there are still too many issues that don’t get fixed. The PIN issue is widespread and has not been fixed for many versions. You cannot enter a PIN or change it. Many people are having issues with updating/downloading each new version which is not good when you think that Windows 10 is going to be a service rather than what previous versions are.

    On my laptop it boots to a black screen requiring me to hit the power button to put it to sleep then re-awaken it a few seconds later where it sometimes, not every time, allows me to enter my password. When I finally do get in then it all works fine. The PIN issue affects both my laptop and my desktop that I am running it on. Another major annoyance is that everything opens in a minimised window and does not remember the setting.

    Quite like the new browser but have set Firefox as the default as it is far more stable and not prone to freezing. It has great promise though unlike IE.

    When everything is sorted it should be good but is it ready for the big time in just over two weeks time? I don’t think so, not yet anyway.

  2. Adam July 13, 2015 at 5:01 pm #

    insider slow when we get it ???build 10166

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