While this week’s Windows Insider build for PCs didn’t past muster, the latest Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build—14322—did, and is now available to Insiders on the Fast ring. And it’s a huge update.
As with previous Redstone-era builds of Windows 10 Mobile, build 14322 is only available the list of devices that are capable of receiving updates as part of the Windows Insider Program. But this build is also not available to the Lumia 635 for some reason. Microsoft says that the 635 will be added at a later date.
Here’s what’s new in build 14322 for Mobile. Hang on to your butts: It’s ahuge list.
Action Center improvements. Action Center is getting a ton of updates. Aside from some minor look and feel changes that allow Action Center to show more content, it is getting support for richer notifications that resemble Live Tiles, Cortana notifications, notification prioritization capabilities, and the ability to customize Quick Actions.
Cortana Reminders improvements. This build provides two new ways to create Cortana reminders. First, you can create a Photo Reminder by taking a picture of something you want to be reminded about. And you can also set reminders on content from UWP apps that utilize the share contract in Windows, like Microsoft Edge and the News app.
Settings pages now have their own icons. All pages in the Settings app now have individual icons associated with them, and these icons will also be shown when you pin a settings page to Start.
New Navigation bar settings page. There’s a new Settings page for the navigation bar and its various settings.
Glance screen settings has moved. Glance settings has moved from the Extras section to Personalization -> Glance in Settings.
Updated Battery settings and Battery Saving experiences. There is now a single entry point for all battery related settings in the Settings app (including Battery Saver) called … wait for it … Battery settings.
Updated Windows Update settings. As with Windows 10 for PCs, you can now customize your active hours in Windows Update settings so it will not automatically install updates while you’re using the device.
Updated emoji. Microsoft’s previously announced new emoji are now available in this build.
Improved copy/paste in Microsoft Edge. When you are typing in an edit box on a web page, you can now to use the Paste button above the keyboard. And if you select text on a web page, the Copy button will appear immediately near the selection.
Improved tab behavior in Microsoft Edge.: If you click a link in an app that opens a new tab in Microsoft Edge, pressing the back button when you’re done will close that tab, then take you back to the app. Your tabs list stays lean and relevant, by smartly closing tabs you’re done with, Microsoft says.
USB Ethernet support with Continuum. Continuum-capable phones now support for most USB-based Ethernet adapters.
Camera button on the Lock screen. The back button on the navigation bar is now replaced with a Camera button when the Lock screen is displayed. Press and hold this button to launch the Camera app from the Lock screen.
Media controls on the Lock screen. You can now control the music you are listening to right from the Lock screen, just like on the big boy mobile OSes.
Whew. But there’s more.
Additionally, Microsoft says that a new Messaging Everywhere Preview is coming soon. This feature will let you to send and receive text messages from your phone directly on your Windows 10 PCs. This feature is in Windows 10 for PCs now, but requires a newer Mobile build.
And of course, Microsoft has fixed problems from previous builds and has introduced a few new issues. Life in the Fast lane, folks.
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