Today, Microsoft released another shot at the RTM build for Windows 10 Mobile, this one being Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 10586.107. This is Microsoft’s seventh attempt to get Windows 10 Mobile right.
Last week, I reported that Windows 10 Mobile will not be bundled with device specific firmware when it is delivered to Windows Phone 8.1 devices; however, despite the fact that you can get the same update through the Insider Program that you will get as the “official” update, it’s still not the best idea to use the Insider Program.
After all, the Insider Program delivers beta and even alpha software, right? Where is our Preview for Developers, that would give us RTM software before the carriers approve it?
The new ring is called Release Preview and it will give you that RTM software early. While it seems like Microsoft is targeting it as Windows Phone 8.1 users as well as Windows 10 Mobile users, it only seems reasonable for Windows Phone 8.1 users, as Windows 10 Mobile users are to get updates right away anyway.
Nevertheless, this is a big step in the right direction. We knew that the Windows 10 Mobile update would come in two waves. Microsoft has a list of Windows Phone 8.1 devices that will get it first and the rest will get it a few months later.
That second wave was supposed to be coming about now, except the first wave got pushed so far back that who knows when the second wave will roll around?
The good news is, you don’t have to wait anymore. Remember, this Release Preview is going to give you the exact same update as the “official” update will deliver.