Windows 10 build 14959 rolled out today with a happy surprise for Insiders on Windows 10 Mobile: The Unified Update Platform. The new delivery technology will be improving the way updates are processed, downloaded, and installed on all Windows 10 devices PC, tablet, phone, IoT, and HoloLens.
With its introductory blog post from Windows, Bill Karagounis gives us a deeper understanding of exactly what the Unified Update Platform really is.
First, it will reduce download size on PCs. Updates have been compressed into differential download packages that contain only the changes necessary for your device as compared to having the full build installed. According to the post, PC users will be noticing this change more than any other device since the download has been decreased about 35% in size.
Similarly, mobile device users will notice a major speed improvement in the way Windows checks for updates. Phones will also download in one full “canonical” build as compared to the usual two smaller updates.
The Unified Update Platform won’t affect anything on the forefront. All of the changes are merely under the hood. PC users will be expected to see UUP from an Insider build within the year with IoT and HoloLens devices not long after.
Learn more about what came with Insider Preview Build 14959 and let us know what you think about the Unified Update Platform.Further reading: build 14959, Microsoft, Unified Update Platform, Windows 10 Mobile