Microsoft releases Windows 10 Mobile build 14342 to the Fast ring - Here's what's new [Update]

After accidentally releasing Windows 10 for PCs build 14342 last week, many wondered what happened to the Windows 10 Mobile build that coincided with it. Today, that build finally got released to the Fast ring.

The build contains a few new features for Windows 10 Mobile users. Of course, if you were already using the corresponding PC build, you're already familiar with them.

Here's what's new in Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 14342:

Swipe navigation in Microsoft Edge: Since the release of Windows 10 Mobile, our top feedback request for Microsoft Edge has been asking for the return of the swipe gesture to navigate back and forward. With this build, you can now swipe from anywhere on the page to get back to your previous page.

Apps for websites: As we discussed at Build 2016, you will soon be able to redirect certain websites to open with an app instead. This is a new capability so apps that support this are still in progress. In preparation for their availability we have added a new page at Settings > System > Apps for websites where you will be able to manage them. Stay tuned for more on this.

Feedback Hub improvements: We’ve heard from you that it can sometimes be hard to find which category your feedback belongs in. Now when you create new feedback, the Feedback Hub will suggest categories and subcategories based on the title and description you entered. If you see a suggestion that looks right, just click it to fill in the menus and get your feedback to the right engineers quickly.

Microsoft also notes that due to a bug, this build will show up as 10.0.0.1001 instead of 10.0.14342.1001 under Phone update in the Settings app. We haven't exactly found that to be the case when installing the build, but perhaps it will show up in the About section after installation.

It's also worth noting that Wi-Fi Sense is now gone. This was something that got removed in the PC build last week, and the Mobile build is keeping parity.

You can grab the new build right now if you're on the Fast ring. If you're not, you can download the Windows Insider app, set it to Insider Fast, follow the instructions, and check for updates.

Microsoft notes that three more devices have been added to the supported phones for the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview: Lumia Icon, BLU Win HD LTE 150e, and BLU Win JR 130e. Any phone that was previously supported for Anniversary Update previews can obviously get this as well.

Update: We've reached out to Microsoft about why the build should have shown up as 10.0.0.1001 but didn't. We were told that it was a metadata tag issue that they experienced while testing the build, but were able to resolve before publishing.

Source: Windows Blog

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