Microsoft releases Windows 10 Mobile build 14977 to the Fast ring - here's what's new

It's been two weeks since Microsoft released Windows 10 for PCs build 14971 - due to last week's Thanksgiving holiday in the United States - and today, the company has released build 14977 for Mobile to the Fast ring.

In fact, it's been over three weeks since a build was released for phones. Build 14965 was made available on November 9, and it was even offered to the Slow ring on the 16th. Due to some bugs, 14971 was never made available for Mobile, and of course, last week was a holiday week.

Here's what's new:

Read EPUB books in Microsoft Edge on your phone: In addition to being able to read any unprotected e-book in the EPUB file format on your PC with Microsoft Edge – you can also read unprotected e-book in the EPUB file format with Microsoft Edge on your phone! When you open an unprotected e-book in Microsoft Edge, you will be taken into a customizable reading experience where you can change the font and text size and choose between 3 themes: light, sepia, and dark. As you read, you can leave bookmarks. To navigate through an e-book, you can use the table of contents or seek bar at the bottom of the browser. And you can also search for words or phrases and use Cortana to define specific words.

You can download and read unprotected e-books from places like Feedbooks, Project Gutenberg, Free eBooks (requires sign-up), ePubBooks (requires sign-up), Open Library and even our own Microsoft Press. Try out reading an e-book in Microsoft Edge on your phone and let us know what you think!

While there isn't a whole lot in the way of new features, Windows phone users are sure to apprecate a Mobile-only build, as those are rare. If a Fast ring build is only made available for one, it's usually PCs.

As for PC users, you'll just have to wait until next week, as Fast ring builds tend to be released weekly, while Slow ring builds are monthly.

Report a problem with article
1477931383_windows-10-creators-update-insider-preview-phone-06
Next Article

Here are the fixes, improvements, and known issues in Windows 10 Mobile build 14977

xboxone
Previous Article

Microsoft adds two more games to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility list

2 Comments - Add comment

Advertisement