Microsoft releases the third Windows 10 Mobile build, Build 10136

12:21:00 AM Dickwyn Y 0 Comments

Following a confirmation by Gabe Aul on Twitter, today Microsoft is releasing a brand new Windows 10 Mobile build for Fast ring users. Being the third public build that Microsoft is releasing for phones, the build number is now Build 10136. However, this build will apparently be exclusive to users who opt in for Fast ring updates and due to an update bug, users who are on Build 10080 will need to revert back to Windows Phone 8.1 to get Build 10136.

Coming out nearly 2 months since the last build for phone was released, Build 10134 addresses a lot of bugs and Microsoft has reworked a lot of things to improve the UI elements as well as making things snappier. Cortana now looks a lot like how the Cortana on Windows 10 (desktop) looks like and besides that, the photos app has been improved with stability features and UI refinements.

Finally, there is also a new feature being implemented in Build 10136 which improves accessibility of devices larger than 5-inches. By double tapping the windows button, the start screen for supported devices will drop down enabling users to access content on the upper part of the screen. This feature is identical to the iPhone 6's Reachability feature.

To learn more about what's still broken in this build and everything in between, read Microsoft's official blog post. Again, a word of reminder, this build requires your device to be running Windows Phone 8.1 and you can check out how to revert back to WP8.1 here. Also if you want to know how to load Windows 10 onto your phone, check our install guide here.