Another week, another build, Microsoft has released the next installment of Windows 10 to Insiders in the Fast ring and this time around it is build 15014.This build is for both PC and mobile and you can download it now.
In this release, there are a couple of new features including the ability to purchase e-books from the Windows Store which will then show up in your Books library. This library is a new hub entry in Edge next to history and downloads which is where Microsoft expects you to read them.
Cortana is getting a few updates as well including a lighter shade for the search box and bigger text notifications for the PC. In this release, you will also be able to choose a custom accent color as well.
If your PC is running out of space and need to free up some room, there is a new feature that will remove files in your Recycle bin after 30 days and also remove unused temporary files too. This feature is set to ‘off’ by default.
The other large change in this release is the ‘Power Mode’ slider. As you can see in the image above, you can now tune your machine for better battery life or performance by adjusting the slider on the bar.
This feature is not available to everyone, yet, and is for certain devices only at this time. Additionally, this feature isnt wired up yet which means that it is in the early stages of implementation and Microsoft is looking for feedback based on the UI.
Finally, Microsoft has stated that the People Bar that the company showed off at the Surface Studio launch event will not be done in time for the Creators update. This feature will show up in the following release of Windows 10.
As always, we don’t recommend putting this build on your daily driver. That being said, if you do install this release, make sure to let us know if you run into any issues or find any features that haven’t been announced.
You can find the announcement post here.
<p>if the remaining battery functionality on Windows 10 Mobile is not broken, then I can conclude that this version is way easier on power consumption – my 950XL is at 89% after having used it for 6 hours</p>