Windows 10 Mobile Fast ring goes to build 15213

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The new 'feature2' builds ('Redstone 2+'?) are still moving on apace for Windows 10 Mobile Fast ring Insider phones (keep up at the back!), though build 15213, now live in the usual place in Settings on your phone, is more about bug fixes, with a couple of biggies addressed below (see my emphasis).

From the Microsoft blog:

Windows Insiders who have been running builds from our Development Branch over the last few weeks have already been helping test the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. And we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16193 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring today along with Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 15213 to Insiders in the Fast ring.

Changes, improvements, and fixes for Mobile

  • We fixed an issue where the Battery Settings page caused the device to become unresponsive and appear to have hung.
  • We fixed a general issue where certain background tasks were being incorrectly starved under resource contention. This issue would impact music and video playback.
  • Under low memory conditions, additional app launches will cause the OS to run out-of-memory and the device will restart unexpectedly to recover. This fix detects the condition and blocks app launches until memory is freed up.
  • We fixed an issue with Microsoft Edge which prevented the phone from entering Connected Standby which caused battery drain.
  • We fixed an issue where the word auto-correction service would crash.
  • We fixed 2 issues causing the device screen to stay off when unplugging from the Continuum dock after screen has timed out normally requiring the device to be rebooted to recover.
  • We fixed an issue with the Notifications Settings page which made the UI appear unresponsive.
  • We fixed an Enterprise MDM issue where the policy could hide all pages except the Work Access page.

Known issues for Mobile

  • The copyright date is incorrect under Settings > System > About. It shows as 2016 when it should be 2017. Thanks to the Windows Insiders that reported this!
  • In some cases, the WeChat app may crash on launch.

Always good to see bug fixes and, to be honest, this 'feature2' sub-branch of Windows 10 Mobile is, by virtue of being kept away from all the 'creators' stuff going on with Desktop, ending up with the latest core code yet without any new bugs being introduced.

As mentioned in today's news, I've got an article in preparation which will hopefully explain where Microsoft's vision is going in terms of mobile.

Source / Credit: Microsoft