It's been over two weeks since Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18875 to the Fast ring, although it was pulled for anyone upgrading from Windows 10 version 1903 due to a bug that prevented it from being installed. For those on build 18362.53, you'll need to install KB4497093 before getting build 18885, and that will bring the build number to 18362.86.
As for what's new, there's not much, considering that it's been so long since we've seen a new build. There are improvements to Your Phone, which sync your notifications to your Android phone, although that's been available to Insiders already.
Here's the full changelog:
Your Phone app
Phone screen now supports additional Android devices
As promised, we have expanded phone screen support to additional phone models – OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T, Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+, Note 8, Note 9. Try out phone screen and send us your feedback. We will continue to expand the list of supported devices over time.
Never miss your Android phone’s notifications
Today, we are excited to provide a preview into the newest feature for the Your Phone app – Notifications.
Stop reaching for your phone to check your notifications. Boost your focus and productivity by seeing your phone’s notifications on your PC. You are in control and manage which apps you want to receive notifications from. Dismiss a notification on one device and it goes away on the other.
With this preview, you can:
- See incoming phone notifications in real-time
- View all of your phone notifications in one place
- Customize which notifications you want to receive
- Clear notifications individually or all at once
This feature will gradually roll out to Insiders on 19H1 builds. It may take a few days for this feature to show up inside the Your Phone app.
You can use the Your Phone app on any Windows 10 PC running Windows builds 1803 (RS4) or newer and most Android phones running Android version 7.0 or newer.
We look forward to your feedback as we continue to test, learn, and improve the overall experience.
- Android devices version 7.0 and greater with at least 1GB of RAM.
- Windows 10 PC running Windows builds 1803 (RS4) or newer.
- Not supported on devices that have Notification Access disabled by work or other policy.
- Some notifications may not appear automatically. Please press refresh to see an updated list of notifications.
- Notification responses are not supported.
Expanding dictation support to more languages
Ever had a word that you just can’t figure out how to spell? Or like to think out loud and wanna automatically jot it all down? In addition to English (United States), we now support dictation when using English (Canada), English (UK), English (Australia), English (India), French (France), French (Canada), German (Germany), Italian (Italy), Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Mexico), Portuguese (Brazil), and Chinese (Simplified, China)
How to try it? Set focus to a text field and press WIN+H! Or you can tap the little microphone button at the top of the touch keyboard. Say what you wanna say, then press WIN+H a second time or tap the mic button to stop the dictation, or let the dictation session time out on its own.
We’d love to hear your feedback – you can report issues or make feature requests under Input & Language > Speech Input in the Feedback Hub.
- Speech resources will need to be downloaded for dictation to work. To check that they’re available, go to Language Settings, click on the desired language, and then click on Options. If speech resources are available but haven’t been downloaded, there should be a download button.
- Dictation is based on the language of your active keyboard. To switch between preferred languages, press WIN + Space.
Feedback Hub version 1.1903 rolling out to Fast
Based on your feedback, with Feedback Hub version 1.1903, Insiders with Windows set to a language other than English now have the option of browsing English feedback within the Feedback Hub, as well as submitting feedback in English on the New Feedback form.
There’s a new command in Narrator to give a webpage summary! (Narrator + S). Currently this command will give information about hyperlinks, landmarks and headings.
We're still about a year away from Windows 10 20H1 being finalized, and Microsoft is promising to start testing 19H2 next month. We'll likely learn more about new features on the way then.