Microsoft released a new Redstone 2 build today for PC and Mobile, bringing the build number to 14946. It added a number of minor new features, including a bunch for Mobile, which doesn't happen very often.
Sadly, it doesn't yet contain most of the Continuum features that the company announced at Ignite. The one thing that we did get is the ability to put the phone to sleep without killing the experience.
Aside from new features, there's a list of fixes and improvements, and one known issue. Here are the fixes and improvements:
We fixed the issue causing you to get into a state where text messages will fail to send.
When your phone is connected to your PC, long lists of captured photos will now load significantly faster in File Explorer.
We’ve updated Narrator’s reading order for Windows 10 apps which display an app bar on the bottom of the app, for example OneDrive, so now the contents of the page will be read before the contents of the app bar
We fixed an issue resulting in video thumbnails sometimes not being shown in WhatsApp – videos received from this build onwards will display a thumbnail.
We fixed an issue resulting in Camera app video recordings having a slight crackle to their audio in recent builds.
Here is the known issue:
- If your phone has additional speech packs installed – this build will fail to install on your phone with an 0x80188319 error. This is why we polled Insiders about language pack usage this week. Based on the response, we decided to push forward and send the latest bits. This issue will be fixed in the next build we release. NOTE: Removing speech packs will not correct the issue. Your device will continue to try and download and install the update and fail. It is recommended you move to the Slow ring until this issue is fixed.
The known issue could be an important one to many, as quite a few Windows phone fans have devices from other regions. For example, someone in the US might have a Lumia 930, so that person wouldn't be able to install this build.
Also, while there is only one known issue, keep in mind that there might be more in the coming days. This happens often as more issues are found.
If you're in the Fast ring, you can grab build 14946 by heading to Settings -> Update & security -> Phone update -> Check for updates. To sign up for the Fast ring, go to the Windows Insider Program tab and tap Get started. After your phone reboots, go back and make sure it's set to the Fast ring.