Published On: Fri, Apr 14th, 2017

Second Redstone 3 Preview Out for PC – Microsoft Stops Supporting Several Windows 10 Mobile Devices

Microsoft started experimenting new facilities for a arriving Windows 10 Redstone 3 progressing this week. The association is now promulgation a second preview build of Redstone 3 to Windows Insiders on PCs and initial one to Windows 10 Mobile users.

New Windows 10 Redstone 3 Preview builds out for PC and Mobile

Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 Redstone 3 Preview build 16176 for PCs and build 15204 for Mobile devices. While 16176 is a second preview for desktop, build 15204 is a initial Windows 10 Redstone 3 build for Mobile. Microsoft hasn’t nonetheless delivered Windows 10 Creators Update to those on Mobile, so today’s recover of Redstone 3 Preview is a small surprising.

Here’s a changelog for Windows 10 Redstone 3 Preview 16176:

What’s new

  • Windows Subsystem for Linux Gains Serial Device Support: Windows COM ports can now be accessed directly from a WSL process!

Changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • You can now reason down a energy symbol on your device for 7 seconds to trigger a bugcheck. This will usually work on newer inclination that don’t uses bequest ACPI energy buttons.
  • Narrator will work again on this build.
  • We bound a emanate causing some apps and games to pile-up due to a misconfiguration of promotion ID that happened in a before build.
  • We bound an emanate ensuing in a Start menu and Action Center carrying a conspicuous framerate dump in their animations on certain inclination if clarity was enabled and there were open UWP apps.
  • We bound an emanate from a prior build where a Action Center could get into a state where dismissing one presentation suddenly discharged multiple.
  • We bound an emanate where a Clock and Calendar flyout was suddenly blank a bulletin formation for some Insiders.
  • We bound an emanate from a prior build (Build 16170) ensuing in Surface Books suddenly doing a hoop check after waking from nap due to it bugchecking during sleep.
  • We bound an emanate from a prior build ensuing in Win32 app content infrequently not rendering, for instance in File Explorer, until logging out and behind in.
  • We bound an emanate where a Extensions Process was dangling inappropriately during Connected Standby, ensuing in Microsoft Edge apropos nonchalant on arise if any extensions had been installed.

Support ends for several Windows Phone devices

If we are a Windows Insider in a Fast Ring, we can get a latest Windows 10 Redstone 3 Preview build 16176 from Windows Update. For those regulating Windows Phone, usually a few inclination will now accept Insider Preview builds, so make certain yours is still upheld by WIP. Following inclination will be strictly upheld in a Windows Insider Program going forward:

  • HP Elite x3
  • Microsoft Lumia 550
  • Microsoft Lumia 640/640XL
  • Microsoft Lumia 650
  • Microsoft Lumia 950/950 XL
  • Alcatel IDOL 4S
  • Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL
  • SoftBank 503LV
  • VAIO Phone Biz
  • MouseComputer MADOSMA Q601
  • Trinity NuAns NEO

Changelog for Windows 10 Mobile Redstone 3 15204:

Changes, improvements, and fixes for Mobile

  • We have combined a new remoteness page to a Windows 10 Mobile OOBE knowledge that allows we to fast and effectively make common remoteness changes while environment adult a device.
  • We bound a emanate where a keyboard would infrequently not seem when a content submit margin is comparison in Microsoft Edge.

For some-more sum on famous issues, greatfully review a central proclamation post.

– Earlier: Microsoft operative to radically change how we use Windows

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