Microsoft announced a new Windows 10 Mobile build today. Windows Insider fast ring users can download it now, provided that their phones are running Windows Phone 8.1. Due to a migration bug, users running the previous fast ring build (10080) will need to reset their phones to 8.1 using the Windows Phone Recovery Tool before moving to the fresh code.
The new build addresses a few Windows Insider concerns from the last public preview that was released just over a month ago. Build 10136 focuses heavily on subtle design improvements and refining core features like Cortana and the Photos app.
Cortana has now been enabled to track flights and packages whenever users receive emails with specific details regarding them, and will be able to pull up the information and alert users. A number of other features have also been enabled again for 10136, including getting answers for questions, weather, currency information and stock quotes directly inline.
In the new build, Microsoft is also including a couple of tricks to keep all of Windows 10’s UI elements in the reach of users operating their phablet devices with one hand. The blog noted that users toting devices with screens five inches and larger can now “press and hold the Start button and your screen will slide down so you can reach items at the top of your screen.”
In action it should feel similar to how iOS 8 functions on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handle smaller hands and larger screens. Read more…