The Anniversary Update updated - but still 'RP'. Here's build 14393.187

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For those whose smartphone is currently tracking Windows 10 Mobile 'Redstone', a.k.a. the Anniversary Update and its developments, note that there's a new OS build available now over-the-air for the Insiders 'Release Preview' ring, taking you up to 14393.187. It's mainly bug fixes, but there are some serious enough applications and components mentioned below and this is, as usual, a must install. Will they have fixed my favourite personal showstopper, the broken pop-up media controls? Don't be silly, of course they won't....

Here's the quoted changelog, some of which refers to Windows 10 Mobile on the desktop, so take these items with a pinch of salt:

  • Improved reliability of Windows Shell, map apps, Internet Explorer 11, and Microsoft Edge.
  • Addressed issue causing push-button reset to not work correctly and roll back on devices with language set to any of the Unicode languages.
  • Addressed issue causing devices to crash after disconnecting an e-reader that was attached to the device.
  • Addressed issue causing devices to not recognize a Secure Digital (SD) card if it is inserted and removed multiple times.
  • Addressed issue causing some apps to not respond to the commands in the app bar in Windows 10 Mobile.
  • Addressed issue that sometimes blocks alarm notifications in Windows 10 Mobile.
  • Improved support for using the camera app in Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise.
  • Addressed additional issues with rendering 4K resolution, missing Start menu tiles when running on battery, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Bluetooth compatibility, graphics, display rotation, app compatibility, Wi-Fi, Feedback Hub, Miracast, Windows Shell, revised daylight saving time, and USB.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows kernel, and Adobe Flash Player.

As usual, these Insiders builds are available to anyone on the Insiders programme, and with a compatible device (think Lumias 550, 650, 950 or those upgraded officially, according to my original chart). The Release Preview ring is definitely the one to be on, since the Fast and Slow* 'rings' are (or are going to be) deep in early-beta 'Redstone 2' land for months.

* In fact, the 'Slow' ring Insiders also seem to be being pushed this build, but this is a temporary situation - as soon as Redstone 2 is stable enough, 'Slow' ring Insiders will be automatically bumped up. So being on the Slow ring now is a bit of a 'Do I feel lucky' situation!