Today, Microsoft finally released Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 10586.71 to the fast ring. We’ve known about the build for some time. Windows Central even decided to announce that it would ship last Tuesday.
Then again, this is why I don’t report on these rumors. Many blogs will scrape Microsoft’s update servers, see there’s a build, and then draw a conclusion that it will be released next Tuesday because, you know, Microsoft likes to release things on Tuesdays.
Anyway, if it’s not obvious, 10586.71 is all about bug fixes. This is the sixth iteration of the Windows 10 Mobile RTM build. The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL shipped with 10586.0, then we saw 10586.11, 10586.29, 10586.36, 10586.63, and now 10586.71.
I really think it speaks to Microsoft’s priorities that they were able to get Windows 10 for PCs out in July and have ignored Windows 10 Mobile so much that they’re so clearly scrambling to get this thing right.
Nevertheless, bug fixes in this build will be welcome, as Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 10586.63 had its fair share of problems. I was getting tons of random reboots and had all kinds of issues. I’m really hoping that 10586.71 will fix that.
More coming soon…