Windows 10 Mobile 'production' advances to build 15254.12

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Now that the Fall Creators Update ('Redstone 3', at least in name) is the 'production' branch of Windows 10 Mobile, we are seeing 'Patch Tuesday' fix round-ups for it, with the official list for the 'November 2017' update' mainly composed of Edge browser fixes and security patches, at least in terms of mobile relevance. Again, it's still significant to see this arriving simultaneously for 'mobile' in lock step with 'desktop', in terms of the under the hood modules. And, as usual, all other supported Windows 10 Mobile branches are getting updates too, so all those older phones (Lumia 930, 830, 735, 640, etc.) finishing life on the Anniversary or Creators Update (if the user was smart enough to go via the Release Preview Insiders ring!) aren't losing out on the core security fixes, at least.

Lumia 950 getting updated

Here's the quoted changelog, with only mobile-relevant items included (most of the specific fixes are for the Desktop):

  • Addressed a memory leak in Microsoft Edge caused by the startup of an internal process.
  • Addressed issue with scrolling that sometimes causes Microsoft Edge to stop responding.
  • Addressed issue where the PDF download progress bar stops when opening a PDF file from a cloud-backed web services site.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Windows kernel, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Graphics Component, the Microsoft Windows Search Component, and Windows Media Player.

As usual, in today's malware-strewn and fraudulent times, we should never disregard security fixes (e.g. to the Edge browser) though, so update today in all affected mobiles, just in case! And yes, I'll do another update to my various device/branch table in the near future, to make it clear where each phone should sit.

Phones on the Creators Update should advance with this release to build 15063.728, phones on the Anniversary Update should advance to 14393.1884. In each case you get the core security and component updates, though obviously without any subtleties in functionality introduced in later branches.

Curiously, the Release Preview ring hasn't gotten this update, probably because this ring is about to handle new Redstone 4 builds on the PC. There's nothing seen on my test 'Fast' ring Insiders Lumia 950 XL and I do wonder how long it will be before a new 'feature2' branch becomes available for this ring. Are we talking weeks, months, or never?

As ever, with all phones, head into Settings/Update & Security/Phone update in order to get the update immediately.

Source / Credit: Microsoft