Almost two weeks ago, Microsoft released Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 15230 to the Fast ring. As with every other release from its feature2 development branch for phones - which it split from the main Windows 10 dev branch earlier this year - that build included nothing but a handful of fixes.
Today, Microsoft has released its latest Windows 10 Mobile preview, build 15235, to phones in the Fast ring. If you were hoping that the feature2 branch might bring some actual new features to those devices after more than three months of waiting, you're in luck... sort of.
Build 15235 includes a single new feature - but it's only useful for those with high-end handsets that support Windows 10 Mobile's PC-like Continuum experience, as the release notes explain:
Switch to portrait mode orientation in Continuum
Are you an Windows Insider who is loving the convenience of Continuum by carrying your PC in your pocket? We have heard your VERY PASSIONATE feedback and just made it better. We’re excited to introduce portrait mode support for Continuum starting with this build of Windows 10 Mobile.
Without portrait mode support, the landscape rendering of Continuum from your phone on a portrait oriented monitor would look like this:
Now, it will look like this:
To enable this, go to Settings > System > Display on your device and change the display orientation to “Portrait” and press apply.
If your phone is connected to a monitor via cable, your phone will ask you to disconnect and reconnect the cable to the external display and press ok to change the orientation to portrait. If your phone is connected to a monitor via Wi-Fi, your phone will ask you to disconnect and reconnect to your wireless display. Once this is done, your phone will remember the orientation and you will not have to repeat the setup process when connecting again to the same monitor.
Build 15235 also includes a range of other improvements and fixes:
- This build also includes all the improvements from KB4025342.
- We fixed an issue where downloading large apps could report out of disk space when there is sufficient space available.
- We fixed an issue where installing apps (particularly games) from the Windows Store would sometimes fail with “Error, see details”.
- We fixed an issue where a device could not be unlocked after removing/turning off Windows Hello.
- We fixed an issue where Cortana would not provide the region when saying “Your region is set to” and then “Is that right?”.
- We fixed a Turkish localization issue where the string “We need to fix your Microsoft account before you can use shared experiences …” was shown in English.
The list of known issues for this build is surprisingly short, with just one item affecting a single device:
- There is a problem with the HP Elite X3 with wired docks where the portrait orientation setting is lost when the external display is disconnected and reconnected. A workaround for this is to reboot the phone after tapping the “OK” button instead of disconnecting and reconnecting. This workaround must be performed every time you connect to an external display you want to use with Continuum in portrait orientation.
Microsoft also released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16251 for PCs today; that build is now rolling out to the Fast ring, including for those who opted to 'Skip Ahead' and test builds from the new Redstone 4 development branch.
Source: Windows Blogs