Microsoft has released a new update to Windows 10 Mobile without much of a fanfare, which perhaps reflects the company’s efforts to keep the platform up and running despite the tough competition from Android and iOS. While Android and iOS are slated to get better with new iterations, Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile update comes with some interesting new features as well as focuses on the optimization.
The Windows 10 Mobile upgrade is reportedly available to members of the Windows Insider program, who got early access to the new updates and features. The changelog for the new update on Microsoft Windows Blog reads, “This build also includes all the improvements from KB4022725. We fixed an issue where some apps could not subscribe to SMS receive notifications. We fixed an issue for Windows Insiders where some binaries stopped working when transitioning from Insider Preview builds to officially released builds. We fixed an audio issue with Bluetooth headphones after Cortana reads an incoming SMS message to the user.”
The updates might sound a little bit outdated to Android and iOS users, however, for loyal Windows users it is certain that Microsoft is not yet giving up on Windows 10 Mobile. According to a Forbes report, “Microsoft is placing more emphasis on adapted to the software that runs on Android and iOS devices, it places more emphasis on bringing new users into Microsoft’s cloud-based services and there is still a huge amount of love and respect for the Xbox-based gaming community. ALSO READ: Microsoft admits Windows 10 source code leaked online
Lately, the Redmond-based giant has shifted its focus on further strengthening its software product portfolio and provide more cloud-based services to the end-users. The company has pushed a bunch of upgrades to its desktop software and cloud services. It also announced a new scaled-down version of Windows 10 targetted primarily for students and educators. For Microsoft smartphone owners, the Windows 10 Mobile update is said to be rolled out over-the-air (OTA), once out of the beta phase. It is advisable for users to wait till the get notified of the update file and install it when ready.