Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 17755 to its Fast Ring Insiders, bringing a major feature to Your Phone. Last week, we reported that the addition of SMS support for release preview users, and it’s not available to those on the fast ring.
For Android users, it means the ability to read and send texts straight from the PC. You can make use of Windows 10 to handwrite your message, dictate, and more. Unfortunately, the app will no longer be coming to iOS after a lack of support from Apple. It also lets users automatically sync images to their PC for editing.
Another significant change is the removal of the build watermark in the bottom right corner. According to Microsoft, this doesn’t mean the next Windows update is finished, but it is nearing completion. Insider head Dona Sarkar says that the team has started to check the code in preparation for final release.
Windows 10 Build 17755 Fixes and Known Issues
Aside from that change, build 17755 mostly contains fixes and minor improvements. This again signals that Microsoft is putting the final polish on the build, though there are some known issues still:
- “The build watermark at the lower right-hand corner of the desktop is no longer present in this build. This does not mean this is the final build as we are not done yet. We’re just now beginning the phase of checking in final code to prepare for the final release.
- We fixed an issue resulting in slower resume from hibernation on certain devices in the last few flights.
- We fixed an issue resulting in HDR video being unexpectedly clipped in certain situations.
- We fixed an issue resulting in Windows Hello spending more time in the “Getting Ready” state in recent builds.
- Known issues:
- When you use the Ease of Access Make Text bigger setting, you might see text clipping issues, or find that text is not increasing in size everywhere.
- Narrator sometimes does not read in the Settings app when you navigate using Tab and arrow keys. Try switching to Narrator Scan mode temporarily. And when you turn Scan mode off again, Narrator will now read when you navigate using Tab and arrows key. Alternatively, you can restart Narrator to work around this issue.”
You can read a full explanation of the changes on the Windows blog.