The first working week of 2016 is almost over, a week in which the Consumer Electronics Show kicked off, giving us plenty of news to drool over. But on the Insider builds front it has been rather quiet, and there's a reason for that: the Microsoft staff in charge of handing builds to testers are just settling back in, as Gabe Aul pointed out on Twitter some hours ago.
The good news that can be derived from the tweet is that we may see either or both a PC and Mobile build drop next week. As a reminder, the last build that went out to testers was Windows 10 Mobile Insider preview 10586.36 on Dec 17. Windows 10 build 11082 for PCs, also known as Redstone, went out a day earlier.
Aul also reiterated that once flighting begins in 2016, we can expect to see more frequent builds than last year. Next week could also see the official roll out of Windows 10 Mobile, rumored to take place on Tuesday, January 12th, which also falls on Patch Tuesday. Windows Phone 8.1 devices that support the upgrade path to Windows 10 Mobile could be prompted to upgrade on that day, although nothing has been confirmed yet.
Although it's clear Aul hasn't broken any promises to Windows Insiders, it's good to know that we will probably get at least one new build to play around with next week, quite possibly both for Mobile and the desktop.