There has been a plethora of Windows 10 related news this past week, so let’s take this time to look back in a special feature we like to call “Windows 10 Mobile news recap.” Earlier this week, we learned that Xiaomi users were now able to flash a fully working Windows 10 ROM on their devices and get a taste of the Windows 10 operating system. In collaboration with Microsoft, Xiaomi has released the Windows 10 Mobile ROM for a select group of Xiaomi Mi 4 power users who can just flash the ROM, like they do with any other Android ROM, and test Windows 10 Mobile preview on their Android smartphones. Xiaomi Mi 4 is the first device which gets the Windows 10 Mobile Technical preview.
Windows 10 Mobile build 10127 was shown off on video, featuring a revamped Settings app, which is basically the same Settings app found on Windows 10 for PCs. There’s also a new Maps app, which now supports printing maps, and a new Camera app, that lets you adjust focus, white balance, and brightness while recording video. Watch the video below.
Windows 10 Mobile build 10134 was also demoed thanks to leaked screenshots. In the images, we can see that the pill radio button looks as it does on the desktop, Microsoft Edge’s address bar remains at the top, menus continue to evolve, and the settings app seems to mirror the desktop app a lot more than before. Microsoft’s Gabe Aul revealed last week that Windows 10 Mobile build 10134 is currently in the company’s internal ring, but it has an upgrade bug that will prevent it from making it to Insiders.
It’s rather obvious by now that the Window 10 Mobile Insider Preview is far behind the PC version in terms of performance and stability, and Microsoft hasn’t been pushing out new Mobile previews nearly as fast as it does on PCs, despite also offering a Fast ring. We also know that Windows 10 Mobile will not launch alongside Windows 10 for PCs on July 29th so the delay in progression shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Stay tuned for next week’s Windows 10 Mobile news recap!Further reading: Microsoft, Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile