Microsoft releases a second Windows 10 for phones build

1:55:00 AM Dickwyn Y 0 Comments

Back in January, Microsoft released the first Windows 10 for phones build and today, they are releasing the second build for phones. Build 10051 for phones features several new features as well as bug fixes from the prior build. But by all means this build is still not stable for day to day usage.

If you want to play around with the new Windows 10 for phones build through the weekend, you can follow our guide in installing and restoring from Windows 10 for phones but do take note that the installation process takes some time and your data might get lost.

Before delving into the features, i would like to stress out the update process for the Lumia 830 and Lumia 735. Apparently, Microsoft says that users will need to update to Windows Phone Update 2 (GDR2) before they can get the Windows 10 preview build on their devices.

Probably the most talked feature is the inclusion of the Project Spartan browser on this Windows 10 for phones build. At the current state, Project Spartan is pretty much the same as the one found on the latest Windows 10 build.

Besides that, Microsoft has also bundled in the new Outlook app which has a blue theme on a white background. From the new app, users will be able to toggle between mail and the calendar, swiping gestures to delete or archive the email are also present.

Alongside that, new system apps like the phone, messaging, people and maps have received a visual overhaul and has been tweaked from the previous Windows 10 for phones build. Finally, the last little thing which changed is the app switcher. Now, the maximum list of used apps have been extended to 15 apps and it'll finally also work in landscape mode.

You can read all about the known issues and fixed bugs here and if you're planning to follow our guide to install Windows 10 for phones onto your Lumia, do check the list below to see if your device is supported by this build.

Supported devices:

  • Lumia 1020
  • Lumia 1320
  • Lumia 1520
  • Lumia 520
  • Lumia 525
  • Lumia 526
  • Lumia 530
  • Lumia 530 Dual Sim
  • Lumia 535
  • Lumia 620
  • Lumia 625
  • Lumia 630
  • Lumia 630 Dual Sim
  • Lumia 635
  • Lumia 636
  • Lumia 638
  • Lumia 720
  • Lumia 730
  • Lumia 730 Dual SIM
  • Lumia 735
  • Lumia 810
  • Lumia 820
  • Lumia 822
  • Lumia 830
  • Lumia 920
  • Lumia 925
  • Lumia 928
  • Microsoft Lumia 430
  • Microsoft Lumia 435
  • Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual SIM
  • Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual SIM DTV
  • Microsoft Lumia 532
  • Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual SIM
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual SIM
  • Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM