Microsoft Drops New Windows 10 Mobile Build, Promises Faster Release Cadence

Quick hit here, friends: Microsoft dropped a new Windows 10 Mobile build today for ‘fast ring’ subscribers of its Insider program. The gist is that Microsoft is continuing apace with its smartphone strategy that is component to its lager Windows 10 effort.

According to a corporate blog post, Microsoft’s Windows 10 team has been — and this is a massive surprise — “very focused on our Windows 10 release for PCs and tablets.” Given that the Windows 10 launch date for those devices just came and went, a modicum of slack may be in order.

The new Mobile build, number 10512, contains a number of quality-of-life improvements, including “improved Latvian and Chinese input,” and bettered “overall stability and performance,” among other similar fixes and boosts. According to Microsoft, the ‘Insider Hub’ is missing from the build, but the firm notes that it is “working to bring [it] back into new flights soon.”

Another build. Why care? The new slug underscores the apparent fact that, despite painful setback, Microsoft is still pressing forward with its Windows 10 effort for smartphones — regardless of what we’ve seen, most things seem to be the same.

The new code is going out to the fast ring, which implies that the build is likely a bit rough. (Microsoft lists the usual compendium of “known issues” in its release notes.) But what starts internal becomes fast ring, and then slow ring and, eventually, functional code for users.

One more step. Let us know in the comments if you like the new build, or find it to be a more derivative update more than substantial refresh.