Windows 10 Mobile: Microsoft Will Control When To Push Updates

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Though Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile will arrive with the recently announced Lumia 950 and 950 XL next month, the OS will be pushed out to existing Lumia phones only in December. Now the Redmond-based software giant has revealed that it will be in firm control of when to send out updates, though it will seek inputs from wireless carriers and Windows Insiders.

Microsoft will still keep carriers in the loop

Microsoft told WMPowerUser that it was working with mobile operators to test the software updates for Windows 10 Mobile. Controlling the update process would allow Microsoft to avoid the issues faced by Android. After each new Android release, smartphone vendors and wireless carriers do their own testing before it is rolled out to each individual device. Sometimes, Android updates take months to arrive.

Microsoft will keep carriers in the loop, allowing them to test the updates to make sure that they are reliable and secure. The software giant will then use feedback from members of the Windows Insider Program and wireless carriers to fine-tune the updates before rolling them out to the general public. Microsoft’s goal is to make sure that all users receive security patches and new features in a timely manner.

Windows 10 Insider build 10565 brings new functionalities

Separately, Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10565 to Insider program users. It brings several new functionalities including new calling and messaging integration with Skype, a new syncing feature in Edge browser, and under-the-hood improvements in Cortana. What’s more, the new build would let users register the platform using their Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 keys.

The Skype calling, messaging and video capabilities are included into Windows 10 via the Phone, Messaging and Skype video universal apps. These features will also be available to mobile devices with the next Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build. Another new feature is the ability to “Quick Reply” notifications from Action Center. The Edge browser in build 10565 lets you preview the content of other opened tabs without fully opening it. Cortana can now better understand your inked notes.

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