I have to say I was sceptical that Microsoft would release any phone builds while they focused on getting the Windows 10 PC build ready for July 29th. There is a lot to do with the PC build and I thought we would get new PC builds frequently but no phone builds. Obviously I was wrong as we now have two build of mobile since the last PC release.

Last night Microsoft released build 10149 for phones and the good news is you don’t have to roll back to Windows Phone 8.1 to get the new release as we did with the last release.

In this build Project Spartan is out and Microsoft Edge is in as the new browser gets in final name, as well as the new name the browsers address bar has been moved to the bottom of the screen. Microsoft say there are a lot of user interface improvements with the Live tiles looking clearer and with updated visuals.

Cortana has been improved with a combined profile and settings experiences. The Photos app has been improved, it now supports animated GIFs (on devices with 1GB of RAM or higher) and OneDrive automatic uploads can be managed from the OneDrive app. Also with the build are updated apps including Outlook Mail and Calendar, Music, Movies & TV and the MSN apps.

Don’t forget to let the upgrade finish when the lock screen appears to be frozen!

Fixed in this build:

We have fixed the issue first reported with Build 10051 where Call + SMS filtering would not work after upgrade.

We have fixed an issue where text notifications weren’t appearing for incoming messages.

We have fixed an issue where the Podcast app wouldn’t work.

We have fixed some issues where apps were having trouble installing or updating via the Store Beta.

We have fixed an issue where the navigation bar couldn’t be hidden.

As ever there are some issues with this build:

There is an issue where the Install button doesn’t respond after Build 10149 is downloaded. Make sure the battery is charged >40% and press it again.

Some people may encounter an 80091007 error trying to upgrade to this build from Build 10136. If you hit this error, sit tight – we’re working on a fix. Or if you want the new build right away, you can use the Windows Phone Recovery Tool to go back to Windows Phone 8.1 and then upgrade to Build 10149.

The Insider Hub is removed in this build. Don’t worry, it will be back in future Insider Preview builds.

Sometimes the PIN keypad won’t be shown after swiping up to unlock. The workaround is to swipe down to get to Action Center and try to open a notification or Settings to invoke the PIN keypad to unlock your phone.

There is a very rare situation where you are unable to unlock your phone after entering your PIN and it keeps letting you type even though you entered your pin correctly. If you hit this – leave the phone alone 1-2 hours before trying to unlock again. This is caused by a TPM issue that could get worse and require you to reflash if you get into this state and power off the phone.

If a Gmail account is set up on the phone, the Messaging app may have issues and both incoming and outgoing messages may not work. If this issue is hit, simply reboot your phone to get it working again. We are aware that the Messaging app may behave badly in this state.

There is a known issue where apps or games are installed as trial versions even though you have previously purchased them. In-app purchases on Windows 10 Mobile are not functional yet as we migrate the function to the new Windows Store.

In certain cases, the colors in some apps may appear off. For example – the titlebar in the Outlook Mail app is orange.

There might be some cases where notifications in Action Center appear blank.


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