With little fanfare, Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update begins to roll out
Windows 10 Creators Update began to roll out to compatible PCs and tablets two weeks ago, and Microsoft announced its arrival with plenty of blog posts and new videos.
Today, the Creators Update for Windows 10 Mobile formally begins its roll out, with that announcement made in a simple tweet. It comes as no surprise that the arrival of such a noteworthy update should receive so little fanfare, seeing as Windows 10 Mobile doesn't have much of a market share as it is, and the Creators Update only works on 13 phones.
Microsoft releases Windows 10 Redstone 3 Build 16179 to the Fast ring, plus Build 15205 for Mobile
It’s only been five days since Microsoft rolled out a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build to the Fast ring, but hot on the heels of Build 16176 comes Build 16179, the third release for the new Redstone 3 branch.
That’s not the only new build however, as there’s also a new one for Window 10 Mobile, Build 15205.
Which Windows phones will get Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update?
Windows 10 Creators Update is already live for those who have a desktop, laptop or tablet, but for Mobile users the wait is not yet over. However, the roll out is expected to kick off soon, with Microsoft announcing that it will release Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update on April 25. Question is, which devices will it support?
Windows 10 Mobile works on quite a few smartphones, but the launch of Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update will see this list reduced to just 13 smartphones. The devices that didn't make the cut are mostly older handsets, which launched in the Windows Phone 8.1 era.
Windows 10 Mobile needs to be put out of its misery
It's time for Microsoft to pull the plug. Windows 10 Mobile has been on life support for a long time, and the software giant is only making things worse by not giving it the mercy killing it deserves. It may sound harsh, but there's no future for Windows on smartphones in its current state.
Microsoft wants to keep the door open to future developments but, let's face it, when it decided to sell Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ through its stores it basically sealed its own platform's fate. There is no turning back from this. We know it and its fans know it too.
Excited for Windows 10 Creators Update? Here's how to get it a week early
Yesterday, Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 Creators Update will begin rolling out to users on April 11. However, that doesn’t mean you’ll get it then.
As with last year’s Anniversary Update, Microsoft will roll out the update in waves, with newer PCs and tablets receiving it first, so it could be a while before it comes to your device. However, if you’re keen to be among the first to install it, there’s a simple trick you can use to get it nearly a week early -- on April 5.
Is it time for Microsoft to rethink Windows 10?
It’s easy to understand why Microsoft took the decision to take Windows 8 in a new direction. PC sales were falling, and people were transitioning to iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Microsoft felt it needed to do something radical to remain relevant in this changing world, and an operating system that could run on PCs, tablets, and smartphones seemed like a smart move.
The problem, of course, is the Start menu-less Windows 8 was too radical an approach for PC owners -- the bulk of Windows users -- and the OS itself was simply too half baked. There were too few decent non-PC devices around, and Microsoft had to build a Windows Store from scratch -- not easy.
Windows 10 Creators Update Build 15063 for PC and Mobile arrives on the Fast ring
Windows 10 Insider Builds really are coming thick and fast now. Microsoft rolled out three new builds for PC last week -- 15058, 15060 and 15061 -- and today we get yet another new build -- 15063.
Unlike the three previous builds, this one is for both PC and Mobile. Here's what's new.
Microsoft releases Windows 10 Creators Update Build 15055 for PC and Mobile to the Fast ring
Last week, Microsoft pushed out multiple Windows 10 Insider Preview updates -- Builds 15046 and 15048 for PC, and 15047 for Mobile. Yesterday, Mobile users got Build 15051, and today the software giant announces Build 15055 for both PC and Mobile.
The flurry of new builds shows we’re getting ever closer to the launch of the Creators Update which is due next month.
Windows 10 Creators Update Preview Build 15051 for Mobile arrives on the Fast ring
With the Windows 10 Creators Update edging ever nearer to being ready for release, Microsoft is working hard to fix bugs and tidy things up.
Today sees a new build for Mobile (a new build for PC is expected in a day or so). Build 15051 offers a lot of changes, improvements and fixes including:
Surprise! Windows 10 Creators Update Build 15048 for PC and Build 15047 for Mobile arrive on the Fast ring
Windows 10 Insider Preview builds have been coming thick and fast as Microsoft gears up to release the Creators Update next month.
Three days ago, Microsoft rolled out Build 15046 for PC, and today -- in time for the weekend -- the software giant releases Build 15048 for PC and Build 15047 for Mobile.
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15042 for PC and Build 15043 for Mobile arrive on the Fast ring
Like buses, you wait over a week for a new Windows 10 Insider Build… and then two come along at once.
In this case, there are two distinct builds -- Build 15042 for PC, and Build 15043 for Mobile. We’re edging ever close to the release of the Creators Update, and so while a lot of the changes in these releases are about squashing bugs and fixing issues, Microsoft has still managed to introduce some new features.
Windows 10 Creators Update Build 15031 for Mobile arrives on the Fast ring
Microsoft released Insider Build 15031 for PC two days ago, and promised a build for Mobile would arrive by the end of the week.
The software giant is as good as its word, and Build 15031 is now available to install.
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15014 for PC and Mobile arrives on the Fast ring, and delivers yet more new features
Microsoft is aiming for April for the Windows 10 Creators Update, so is rushing out new builds for Insiders to try. Last week we got not one but two new releases on the Fast ring -- Build 15002, which introduced a wealth of changes and new features, and Build 15007, which also introduced a fair amount of new functionality.
The latest release, Build 15014 fixes a ton of issues from the previous two builds, but also introduces some exciting new features.
Microsoft reveals more new features -- and problems -- in Windows 10 Insider Build 15007
Last week was a bumper week for Windows 10 Insiders on the Fast ring. First Microsoft rolled out Build 15002, which introduced a wealth of changes and new features, and then a few days later it followed it up with Build 15007.
While 15007, for PC and Mobile, didn’t leave us quite as shaken and stirred as the previous build, it still had some interesting new additions -- and more than we originally knew. It also included some rather major problems which are only just now being acknowledged.
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15007 for PC and Mobile arrives on the Fast ring -- introduces more great features
A few days ago, Microsoft rolled out Build 15002 (for PC) to Insiders on the Fast ring. It introduced a wealth of new features for Edge, Windows Ink, and Cortana, as well as the ability to pause updates, a new Share experience, and much more.
You might expect Build 15007 to just be a bunch of fixes to shore things up and improve stability, but actually it also adds a selection of new features and improvements. Here's what's new.