Here's what got fixed, improved, and is still broken in Windows 10 Mobile build 15025

Microsoft today released Windows 10 Mobile build 15025 to the Fast ring. It's the first new build in two weeks, so there are a few new features, mainly that we've seen in the two PC builds that we've gotten since the last Mobile build, 15014. These include things like colorful emoji in Edge, and the ability to have ebooks read aloud.

As usual, there are also a whole bunch of fixes, improvements, and known issues. Here's what got fixed and improved in Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 15025:

  • We fixed an issue resulting in the Outlook Mail and Calendar tiles sometimes no longer updating for some Insiders until the tile had been resized.

  • We fixed an issue where insiders with certain devices, such as the Lumia 635 and 636, might not have been able to manually change the brightness.

  • Windows Insiders should no longer have trouble connecting to certain Google sites due to an implementation of a new security model being rolled out to further enhance user security.

  • To help save characters when typing in fields with a character limit, we’ve added a new ellipsis child key for Latin-based languages (such as English, German, and French) when you press and hold the period key on the touch keyboard.

  • We fixed an issue where the Quiet Hours quick action button in the Action Center wasn’t working in recent builds.

  • We fixed an issue where notifications using stylized icons had an unexpected amount of padding underneath for high-DPI devices.

  • We fixed an issue where receiving a new email notification and tapping on it to open the message wouldn’t open the Mail app or message.

  • App developers can now request to pin their primary tile, just like secondary tiles, allowing apps to highlight their awesome live tiles – see this blog post for more info.

  • We fixed an issue where on some Lumia phones, such as the Lumia 950, there was no dimming prior to the screen turning off.

  • We fixed an issue where pressing the Print Screen key on the keyboard in Continuum wouldn’t take a screenshot of the second display.

  • We fixed an issue where preview thumbnails weren’t appearing as expected in the task switcher when using Continuum.

  • We fixed an issue impacting apps written for Windows Phone 8.1, where they might crash if certain types of dialogs were open in the app and the touch keyboard came up.

  • We improved battery life when OneDrive or similar tasks are running in the background.

  • We fixed an issue where the Cortana live tile would appear blank and not showing the Cortana icon for some languages.

  • We fixed an issue where pressing the mic button in Cortana, and then immediately pressing the Go button on the keyboard, would result in an “I can’t hear anything” error, rather than speech input being cancelled and a search performed.

  • We fixed an issue where the description for the new Apps section of Settings referred to desktop settings rather than mobile ones.

  • We fixed an issue where the touch keyboard wouldn’t dismiss after pressing enter when doing a search on the Apps & features Settings page.

  • We fixed an issue where the media buttons on a keyboard connected to the phone over Bluetooth would stop working after Bluetooth had been turned off and back on.

  • We fixed an issue where Settings might sometimes appear blank except for the search box (until it had been closed and reopened).

  • We fixed an issue where the Settings gear would appear pixelated on high-DPI devices when Settings was pinned to Start.

  • We fixed an issue where Settings might hang and then crash after tapping on “Fix Me” or “Start\Stop Insider preview Builds” on the Windows Insider Program Settings page.

  • We fixed an issue where Settings would crash on the Sign-in options page if you tapped “I forgot my pin”, set it up again, then tapped “remove”.

  • We fixed an issue where a string saying SystemSettings.ViewModel.SettingEntry was unexpectedly displayed on the Narrator Settings page.

  • We fixed an issue that could result in the Messaging app icon on the lock screen sometimes appearing as a red X as opposed to the expected message bubble.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in videos captured with the Camera app unexpectedly appearing with a greyed-out thumbnail in Photos.

  • We fixed an issue on recent builds resulting in cellular connectivity sometimes unexpectedly not working after a reboot for Insiders on certain cellular networks.

  • We fixed an issue with certain connected Bluetooth peripherals resulting in Groove Music not resuming playing music after ending a Skype call.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in the Podcast app being muted after the app had been suspended.

  • We fixed an issue resulting in Narrator not being able to read the list of possible tones that could be picked from ringtones when selecting an alarm tone in the Alarms & Clock app.

As you can see, there are quite a few fixes and improvements; however, there are only a few known issues:

  • Speech packs will be unable to download on this build.

  • The ninja cat emoji display in two characters on the keyboard instead of the expected one.

  • Adding a new card / paying with an existing card will not work in Microsoft Wallet.

  • Microsoft Edge might sometimes unexpectedly not rotate into landscape mode. If this happens, try quickly locking and unlocking your phone.

As always, you should review the known issues before installing the build, to see if the benefits are worth the risks. Speech packs might be important, as many Windows phone users tend to have international phones (for example, if you're a Lumia 930 user in the US, this would be important). The workaround for this should be to make sure you have the necessary speech packs installed before upgrading to 15025.

None of the others should be too major. Microsoft Wallet is still a very limited service, that's only supported on three phones (Lumia 650, 950, and 950 XL) and by a handful of banks.

If you're on the Fast ring, you can get 15025 by heading over to Settings -> Update & security -> Phone update. To sign up, go to the Windows Insider Program tab, tap "Get started", and when your phone reboots, go back and make sure that you're on the Fast ring.

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