Yesterday, Microsoft has published a new Windows 10 Mobile Insider Build which is available for Insiders in the Fast Ring. I installed the new build on my Lumia 650 and used it for the whole day. I was able to collect some impressions, I want to share with you now.
First of all, I want to talk about some of the new features in this build.
Microsoft has added two long requested features to the lock screen. Finally, it is possible to control music directly from the lock screen. This feature already works great. I hope that Microsoft is also going to add music control to the Action Center.
The second new thing on the lock screen is the camera button which replaces the back button on the navigation bar. You can just press and hold this button to launch the camera app easily from the Lock screen. This is a nice feature especially for devices without a dedicated camera button.
This build brings the new Emojis to Windows 10 Mobile. Their new design isn’t just an update to the previous emojis; they got redesigned from scratch. I think that these new Emojis look way better than the old ones. Finally, I know what the Emojis actually show (had some problems with the previous Emojis;)).
There are six Emojis I want to highlight in particular – the Ninja Cat Emojis! These Emojis are only available on Windows and they are just really cool.
Action Center and Cortana
With this build, many improvements are coming to the Action Center. Cortana for example is now able to display an image in a reminder. I tried this feature today and the notification looked really nice.
The Quick Actions in the Action Center can be re-arranged and customized now. With a simple press and hold you can move the Quick Actions to the place where you want them to be. This feature also works really good. Nevertheless, I do not need this feature to be satisfied but still it is nice to have;)
There are plenty more new features in this build. To learn about them check out this article here.
Bugs, problems and more
I am running this Windows 10 Mobile Fast Ring Build on my Lumia 650 and I have not experienced any major bugs. Everything runs very stable and the performance is good. The battery seems to be ok as well I just have problems with a few apps because they are not running in this build. The quality of this Build 14322 is really good – especially for a Fast Ring build.
Have you installed the new build on your phone? What are your impressions? Which of the new features are your favorites? Tell us your opinion in the comments!