With the Windows 10 Anniversary Update just around the corner, there has been speculation about which Insider build will be the final one. With some suggesting that Microsoft has an internal goal of July 20th, build 14393 is looking like a good candidate.
The build released to those in the fast lane on Monday and contained minor but necessary bug fixes and improvements. This is, of course, expected so close to August. If Microsoft was still adding significant features and fixes, then it would be a solid sign that this build isn’t RTM.
“Improvements and fixes for PC
We have improved the reliability of Start, Cortana, and Action Center.
You should now be able to mount iPods as USB mass-storage devices.
Improvements and fixes for Mobile
We fixed an issue resulting in rapid battery drain when Visual Voicemail syncs voicemail messages on Dual SIM devices like the Lumia 950 XL.
We also fixed an issue causing some battery drain on older devices like the Lumia 535, 640, 735, 830, 930 and Icon.
We fixed the issue causing Voice Recorder to not show up consistently as an option for Call Recording. A app update was released last Friday that fixes this issue. Make sure you have the app version 10.1607.1931.0.
We fixed several issues impacting Dual SIM capabilities. Using a device with two SIMs should work as it should.”
Despite the numerous improvements and much needed iPod support, there are still several issues that Microsoft is aware of. On PC, Surface Books and Surface Pro 4‘s have been blue screening due to a camera driver issue. This will be fixed through a general Windows Update roll-out soon.
The majority of the issues are on Mobile, however. Devices are still having Wi-Fi issues, Bluetooth is causing crashes, and Wallet is still buggy. Though Wallet issues will be remedied via a store update, the other two will likely need an official OS level roll-out.
If this build is RTM, some mobile users may not have the best experience with it. A bug-free release is probably too much to ask for, though, and Windows Mobile has a comparatively small user base.
What do you think? Does this feel like a final build to you? Full details of the changes can be found on the Windows blog.