Windows 10 Mobile news recap: build 10581 released, and more

The biggest news this past week was the release of Windows 10 Mobile build 10581 to the fast ring. Microsoft was promising a new Windows 10 Mobile build the week prior and it finally arrived.

Windows Insiders are able to upgrade directly to build 10581 from not just Windows Phone 8.1, but also on phones running either builds 10549 and 10572. It is a much appreciated change that you don’t have to flash your phone back to 8.1 to be able to upgrade to this latest build.

Build 10581 comes with a number of fixes and known issues, which you can read here. There are no new features for this build, as this release seems concerned primarily with bug fixes and overall performance improvements. You can watch our hands-on video of the new build below.

Beginning October 30th, Microsoft will begin the process of ramping down the Windows Phone UserVoice site. Instead of using UserVoice to provide feedback, Microsoft urges testers to use the Feedback app in Windows 10 Mobile to provide feedback.

The folks at AdDuplex have released the statistics for the month of October. The latest report reveals how different Windows Phone handsets are performing in major smartphone markets. It appears the market is mostly dominated by low-end smartphones in most markets, with US being one of those few markets where people tend to spend on high-end Windows Phone smartphones. You can read about this right here.

Stay tuned for yet another exciting week of Windows 10 Mobile news.

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How is build 10581 working for you? Have you encountered any major issues?