While Microsoft’s mobile strategy has been relatively quiet for some time now, its Windows division, which is in charge of maintaining the smartphone SKU, has been hard at work tweaking the operating system and releasing preview builds to eager testers.
Today, the Windows team has pushed out preview build 14393.105 to both the Slow Ring and Release Preview Insiders.
Windows 10 Mobile Preview build 14393.105 comes in as a cumulative update to mobile devices on Release Preview and Slow Ring release cycles and brings with it:
- Improved reliability of the Windows Ink Workspace, Microsoft Edge, File Server, Windows kernel, Microsoft Component Object Model (COM), Cluster Health Service, Hyper-V, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), NTFS file system, PowerShell, Internet Explorer, facial recognition, graphics, Microsoft Store and Windows Shell.
- Improved performance for the speed of purchasing Store apps.
- Improved battery life of wearable devices (such as the Microsoft Band) while Bluetooth is connected and idle.
- Improved compatibility of using Xbox One controllers with various games.
- Addressed issue with incorrect character mapping between Japanese and Unicode for the question mark (?) symbol.
- Addressed issue that prevents the download and initialization of .NET objects in Internet Explorer.
- Improved support for new near-field communication (NFC) chips for Windows 10 Mobile.
- Addressed additional issues with compatibility, Remote Desktop, BitLocker, PowerShell, Direct3D, networking policies, Dynamic Access Control (DAC) rules, Microsoft Edge, Connected Standby, mobile device management (MDM), printing, Fingerprint log on and Cortana.
Build 14393.195 was released to the Fast Ring and ironically to Production roughly eight days ago. For anyone interested in more details regarding today’s release, head over to the Windows Blog.
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