Despite our previous reports, Microsoft has managed to release a new Windows 10 Mobile build this week. Build 15025 is now rolling out in the Fast ring and should be already available for all Windows Insider Program members enrolled in it. The company has managed to fix the previously mentioned blocking bug that was preventing people from downloading and installing new OS builds properly which could potentially have caused some damage to the software running on these mobile devices. The change log is almost identical to what was introduced with the desktop version of this build and there are still known issues present.
Here's what's new in Windows 10 Mobile build 15025 according to the official change log:
- Microsoft Edge can now read aloud: Microsoft Edge will now read aloud your e-books just like on PC! Just press the “read aloud” button at the top-right corner after opening one of your e-books and listen to Microsoft Edge read you the book with focus on the line and the word being read along. This feature is also extended to all non-store EPUB files opened using Microsoft Edge. Supported languages: ar-EG, ca-ES, da-DK, de-DE, en-AU, en-CA, en-GB, en-IN, en-US, es-ES, es-MX, fi-FI, fr-CA, fr-FR, it-IT, ja-JP, nb-NO, nl-BE, nl-NL, pt-BR, pt-PT, sv-SE, tr-TR, zh-CN.
- Microsoft Edge and emoji: Microsoft Edge will now display full-color, updated emoji by default on websites that use emoji.
- Introducing Collections in Feedback Hub: A few months ago, we asked you what was one of your biggest pieces of feedback about the Feedback Hub. You said, “too many duplicate pieces of feedback!”. We love working with you to create a better experience for everyone using the Feedback Hub, so today we are so happy to announce Collections. Collections are now live in Feedback Hub starting with app version 1.1612.10251.0. A Collection groups together feedback for similar problems and suggestions into single items that bring together all the voices who expressed that sentiment in one place. All of your individual voices will be amplified when your feedback and upvotes are joined together into collections, and you’ll be able to see just how big your voice can become. Same as with individual feedback, you’ll be able to upvote Collections, upload screenshots to show the engineering team a problem you’re seeing or a suggestion you have, and comment on the feedback with others.
- New mono audio option in Ease of Access settings: Visually impaired users use a screen reader application to read content on their phones and information to them, and frequently use headphones or earbuds to hear their device when in meetings or having conversations with others. When doing so, they generally use only one earbud to hear what’s being said from their device in one ear so the other ear is free to hear conversations and sounds around them. That can cause them to not hear sounds that may be directed to the other earbud. In order to change the sound to be mono mode and so all audio is directed to both ears, they used to need a physical earphone adapter. You can now switch your audio to mono straight from the new Audio section under Settings > Ease of Access > Other options.
And here's all the broken stuff in this build:
- Speech packs will be unable to download on this build.
- The ninja cat emoji display in two characters on the keyboard instead of the expected one.
- Adding a new card / paying with an existing card will not work in Microsoft Wallet.
- Microsoft Edge might sometimes unexpectedly not rotate into landscape mode. If this happens, try quickly locking and unlocking your phone.
Of course, you can still experience other problems with stability or performance of your device with this new build, but there are also a lot of fixes introduced in it. You can find them in the full blog post about build 15025 being released.
Oddly enough, there are still features you can't get in the Mobile version of the updated OS. For example, many would like to have on their mobile devices, the same blue light reduction feature the PC version has. It's still unclear if this feature will make it to the Mobile release of the Creators Update but we certainly hope so.