Windows 10 Mobile news recap: New build, Lumia 950 XL, and more


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It’s been yet another busy week for Microsoft and for us, so let’s take a quick look back at the top Windows 10 Mobile stories during the week of December 13 to December 19. This is a weekly special feature we like to call “Windows 10 Mobile news recap.”
Display Dock for Continuum receives its first update, here’s how to get it
Microsoft rolled out the very first update to the Display Dock this past week and it’s actually super simple to update via your Lumia 950 or Lumia 950 XL.
Windows Maps for Windows 10 snags lane guidance and more in latest update
This update to the Maps app for Windows 10 adds cool (and useful) new features including lane guidance in turn-by-turn navigation, as well as the ability to pin your home or work locations to your Start screen. This offers you one-tap directions to or from work or home. How cool is that?
Microsoft wants your feedback with Continuum
Continuum is Microsoft’s big new feature in the world of Windows 10 and the company is looking for feedback from you. The Redmond giant has put up four questions via their Microsoft Answers forum and they want your thoughts on improving Continuum.
Lumia 950 vs Lumia 950 XL (video)
Our features guy Oliver takes you on a tour comparing both the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL. If you are curious to see the big differences between the two phones, watch the video below.

Rudy Huyn: Universal Windows Apps on the way, 6tin after Christmas, 6tag to follow
When popular companies turn their back on Windows 10 Mobile, Rudy is there to save the day. Rudy revealed on Twitter that he was working on new Universal Windows 10 apps, with 6tin being the first app (it’s a Tinder client). 6tag will be next, and it is an amazing third-party Instagram app. Looking forward to having these apps on Windows 10 desktop too!
Microsoft releases Windows 10 Mobile build 10586.36 for Insiders
Microsoft released a new build of Windows 10 Mobile this past week, build 10586.36 which is a cumulative update packing a number of bug fixes many Insiders have reported since 10586 was released publicly. Microsoft also says this will be the last update of the year as most engineers are home spending time with their families over the holidays.

The big story of the week

Windows 10 Mobile will begin its rollout to existing Windows Phone 8.1 devices in early 2016
This question has been asked so many times, we’ve lost count. “When will I be getting Windows 10 Mobile on my phone?” According to Microsoft, you will get the update in early 2016 for your existing Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 phones.
Stay tuned for another exciting week of Windows 10 Mobile news!