Windows 10 Mobile Release Preview advances to build 15063.447

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The Release Preview ring on the Insiders programme has assumed greater significance than ever before with Microsoft's decision not to update many still active Windows Phones to the Creators Update (branch 1703) of Windows 10. This includes the Lumia 930 and 1520, though also many other phones (735, 830, etc.), including those hacked up to the Creators Update branch in the first place. So today's new build of the OS - 15063.447 - for the Release Preview ring is well worth grabbing for all these phones. The same build (or a minor tweak on it) will come to all production users in time (second Tuesday of July), of course.

Lumia 930 updating

In terms of a changelog for 15063.447, this does include all the improvements and fixes applied in the general Patch Tuesday release a fortnight ago, plus:

  • Addressed issue that causes high memory usage for the Camera app on mobile platforms, which reduces battery life. Any app that uses a media capture element (MCE) or media element (ME) and plays 1080p will consume a lot of power, which will significantly reduce battery life.
  • Addressed issue to improve Bluetooth connectivity to wearable devices.
  • Addressed issue where a Windows Phone experiences data loss (email, contact, SMS, etc.) caused by Unistore database corruption.
  • Addressed issue with an NFC driver that becomes non-functional because of improperly tracked timer handles.

Today's update is available to any phone already on the Creators Update and on the Release Preview ring (see the Reading list below for more!) For the Windows Insider Programme, see inside 'Settings/Update & security'.

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