Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 14283 released

Microsoft today released Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 14283 in the fast ring. At present this will be available only to devices which are shipped with Windows 10 Mobile, namely Lumia 950, 950 XL, 650, 550, Xiaomi Mi4, ALCATEL ONETOUCH Fierce XL. This build has some new features and lots of fixes and improvements.

What’s new in Windows 10 Mobile Build 14283

  • Phone app improved: Missed call and voicemail waiting indicators tab added to Phone app.Once you navigate to a tab with a missed call or voicemail – the indicator goes away. Later Microsoft will make it to keep the indicator in place until you navigate away from the tab. There is a bug too where one might not get the indicator clear right away. A fix will be issued soon.  Build 14283-phone-app-header
  • Mail & Calendar app updated: Some improvements have been introduced in the Mail & Calendar app.
    • In Outlook Mail, you can turn off the message preview text in the message list by going to Settings > Reading > Conversation and turning “Show preview text” off
    • Junk email in your inbox can be cleared by pressing down on a message to bring up the context menu and choosing ‘Move to Junk’.
    • You can now let others know that “I will be late” directly from meeting notification in Outlook Calendar Build14283-running-late-notification
  • Feedback Hub:  The Insider Hub and the Windows Feedback app will be brought together in a single app called Feedback Hub. This will be coming with the next mobile and PC build. Apart from all the best features of the two apps, new app will also have some new things like adding comments apart from upvoting feedback.Homepage too will be redesigned

What’s fixed in Build 14283:

  • The issue of the background behind the All apps list not having an overlay causing it to appear too dark or too bright is fixed
  • Issue of flickering of the title of the song in volume control while Play is pressed or changed track after the pause is fixed.
  • Issue of the device getting hung while typing and reboot in build 14267 is fixed
  • Live tile refresh logic is improved. If there are pending notifications for several Live tiles then they will be updated in one quick sweep across the Start screen. If a Live tile has both badge and content updates, they will now appear at the same time.
  • Issue of Live tiles of some apps like Weather which would sometimes unexpectedly clear active notification is fixed.
  • Issue of Start screen background stuttering behind the tiles while scrolling up and down the Start screen is fixed. This issue was noticed in devices like Lumia 950
  • Issue of keyboard getting popped up sometimes while swiping over to the All apps list is fixed.
  • Issue of some apps icons being too tiny on Live folders on Start screen when phone set to 350% DPI is fixed
  • Issue of “More notifications” message in Action Center not being properly formatted fixed
  • Issue of pressing “@” in some languages resulting in pasting clipboard content is fixed
  • Issue of notifications using custom sounds going silent if the underlying audio was deleted is fixed. Now, if its not present , the default notification sound takes over.
  • Issue of not connecting to wireless display is fixed. Now going to Action Center and expanding Quick Actions and choosing “Connect” works

Known issue in Build 14283:

  • Bluetooth AVRCP profile on mobile has been updated to version 1.5. Some cars may only tell Windows what they support while pairing. So for this update to take effect, one has to delete existing Bluetooth pairing and re-pair.
  • Microsoft Band 1 or 2 paired to your phone will no longer sync after updating to this build due to a system API failure that occurs after the update. As a workaround, one can temporarily change language of your phone. Or one can reset the phone to come out of this state.This issue impacts Skype audio and video calls too.
  • Issue of Gadgets app not able to detect the Microsoft Display Dock on phones running Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview builds is still under investigation. A dock already updated to version 4 will not be affected.
  • Connectivity to older Wi-Fi networks using the WEP encryption security method may be broken. A workaround is to use more secured WPA or WPA2. It will be fixed in the next build.

Announcing the new build, Gabe Aul said, Microsoft plans to expand to other devices once Windows 10 mobile is release to other devices.

Vasudev G. is a Technology Enthusiast. He is a Windows Insider MVP and is committed to Microsoft technologies and products.

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