Windows 10 Mobile has rolled out a new preview build for users who have registered in the fast ring channel giving them with an edge to early access to a number of novel features and enhancements.
The personal assistant Cortana which was earlier available on windows phone and soon will be available on Windows 10 for PCs also has seen quite a few tweaks on homepage and the hamburger menu. With an option to track flight and packages it has now got a dark theme also.
Now pictures will be sorted in monthly fashion which can be tapped to see the entire set of images taken in that month. A new Lumia camera beta app is also being touted as recommended app for the camera so that you can experience the additional features based on your hardware.
With large devices such as Lumia1520, there have been enhancements to improve the functionality for one-handed use with Windows 10 Mobile 10136.
iPhone 6 Plus has inspired Microsoft to add a new feature of press and hold the Start button on your phone so that the screen automatically slides down and you reach the items at the top of the screen with your finger. Just tap the blank space or press the Start button again, to go back to the initial screen.
Installation of Windows 10 Mobile 10136
Windows 10 Mobile 10136 does not install as the previous builds, as one needs to go back to the Windows Phone 8.1 with the Windows Phone Recovery Tool. Then install the Insider app and enroll in the fast ring and only then install build 10136. This is little complex due to a migration bug that prevents other builds from install 10136.
There is one more bug which you have to deal with Windows 10 Mobile build 10136. This comes with an important announcement form them as:
Not just this there are other several bugs, including issues with installing language packs (which can still be installed with some tweaks), Skype may not be working after upgrade, the PIN pad to enter your PIN might not be displayed (press emergency call and then back to see it), while some tiles could be duplicated for apps like Search and Phone.
Looking as the number of bugs, we recommend to wait for a more stable build to be released but if you feel these bugs will not deter you from testing an experiencing the new version then you can just flash your phone back to Windows Phone 8.1 and install 10136 to have a hands-on experience.
“SUPER IMPORTANT TO READ THIS” from Microsoft –[quote_box_center]At the end of the upgrade the Lock screen will appear frozen without the date and time for up to 10 minutes. Please be patient and let it sit – eventually the date and time will appear and it will allow you to unlock your phone. There is a post-upgrade migration status screen missing, which normally would show you that it was making progress. If you get impatient and restart or mess with locking/unlocking your phone, you’ll wind up in a funky state – so just relax and let it do its thing.[/quote_box_center]