Microsoft Issues Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 14283 to Fast Ring Testers

Posted on March 10, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Windows Phones with 0 Comments

Microsoft Issues Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 14283 to Fast Ring Testers

Today, Microsoft announced the availability of Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 14283 for testers on the Fast ring. This build includes updates to Phone, Mail, and Calendar, and fixes a number of issues from the previous Fast ring build.

Note: As has been the case with all Redstone-era Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview release, build 14283 is only being deployed to devices that shipped with Windows 10 Mobile. This includes the Lumia 950, 950 XL, 650, and 550, the Xiaomi Mi4, and the ALCATEL ONETOUCH Fierce XL.

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Here’s what’s new and improved in build 14283.

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Phone. The Phone app has been updated missed call and voicemail waiting indicators on the relevant tabs within the app. That means, for example, that if you missed a call, you would see a little “1” next to the Missed Call tab. “Once you navigate to a tab with a missed call or voicemail – the indicator goes away,” Microsoft explains. “We’ve got another change coming that will keep the indicator in place until you navigate away from the tab.”

Outlook Mail. The Mail app now lets you determine whether message preview text is displayed in the message list and includes a new “Move to Junk” option in the menu that appears whne you press and hold on a message.

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Outlook Calendar. The Calendar app now display a “I’ll be late” button in meeting notification toasts so you can send that message to attendees without having to manually open the app.

Here’s what’s fixed in this build:

  • Addressed an issue where the background behind the All apps list would not have an overlay (causing it to appear too bright or too dark, depending on your background) if you went back to All apps list after launching an app.
  • Fixed an issue causing the title of a song in volume control to flicker a few times when you pressed play or changed tracks after a pause.
  • Fixed an issue some users were experiencing with Build 14267 where your device could hang while typing and reboot.
  • Made some more improvements to the Live tile refresh logic. First, if there are pending notifications for several Live tiles, we will now update them in one quick sweep across the Start screen rather than one at a time. Second, if a Live tile has both badge and content updates, they will now appear at the same time. Finally, apps will now launch faster from the Start screen if there are incoming Live tile updates at the same time.
  • Fixed an issue where Live tiles for certain apps (such as the Weather app) would sometimes unexpectedly be cleared of active notifications.
  • Fixed an issue in which the Start screen background would appear to stutter behind the tiles when scrolling up and down the Start screen on some devices such as the Lumia 950.
  • Fixed an issue where the keyboard would sometimes pop up when swiping over to the All apps list.
  • Fixed an issue where icons for certain apps would appear too tiny on Live folders on the Start screen if your phone was set to 350% DPI.
  • Fixed an issue where “More notifications” message in Action Center was not properly formatted.
  • Fixed an issue where for certain languages, pressing [email protected] button could result the contents of the clipboard being pasted.
  • Fixed an issue where notifications using custom sounds would be silent if the underlying audio file had been deleted. Now, if that file is not present, it will play the default notification sound. Connected to wireless displays should now work by going to Action Center and expanding Quick actions and choosing “Connect”.

There are of course some known issues too. You may need to delete and then re-connect some Bluetooth devices. Microsoft Band 1 and 2 will not sync. The Gadgets app is not able to detect the Microsoft Display Dock. And connectivity with older Wi-Fi networks using the WEP encryption security method may be broken. (WEP is out of date and insecure anyway.)

And it’s not available in build 14283, but Microsoft says that the next build will include a new Feedback Hub that combines the functionality from the Insider Hub and Windows Feedback app. This new app will let you leave comments on feedback (in addition to upvoting), among other improvements.

 

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