Microsoft pushed out a fresh update to the preview version of Windows 10 Mobile to testers this week which comprises mostly bug fixes, while at the same time adding a new Release Preview Ring aimed at testers who want to see updates before they hit general availability, but with minimal risk to stability.
Windows 10 Mobile, the version of Microsoft's latest platform aimed at smartphones, has yet to hit full release for devices other than the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL announced just before Christmas. The previous release, Build 10586.71, was made available last week.
The latest release, Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10586.107, delivers another bunch of bug fixes to testers on the Windows Insider programme.
These address problems such as some users experiencing missing tiles on the Start screen, changes to the device reset process when Device Encryption is enabled, and improved support in Narrator to speak in multiple languages.
Build 10586.107 was released to Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring earlier this week, but has now been rolled out to those on the Slow Ring as well.
Meanwhile, Microsoft has introduced a new Release Preview Ring to the Windows Insider programme for Windows 10 releases on the PC and mobile platforms.
This third ring is described by Microsoft as "best for Insiders who enjoy getting early access to updates for the Current Branch, Microsoft applications and drivers with minimal risk to their devices".
It is targeting those who want to stay on the Current Branch, which at present is made of releases that take Build 10586 as their base, but continue to receive early access to application and driver updates.
The existing Fast Ring and Slow Ring are aimed at testers who want to get the earliest access to new builds and feature updates, and those who are happy to receive previews at a less frequent pace in exchange for greater stability. Release Preview Ring is for those who want even more stability than the Slow Ring.
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