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Published: Wed, March 09, 2016
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.164 Expected to Launch Today


Microsoft has rolled-out a new update to its Windows Insider beta testers, dubbed Windows 10 build 14279.

Microsoft has the future of the company in mind, and wanted to give a form factor to the Windows Mobile OS. Windows 10 firmware updates will also be fetched automatically by the machine when they become available.

By choosing to delay Redstone 2 until early 2017, Microsoft should be able to finish development of the third major update to Windows 10 in time for a final public release that ties into the new hardware. Instead, it apparently has more to do with when Microsoft's next hardware lineup is set to release.

Microsoft hasn't officially said much about Redstone 2 yet, but WinBeta (which first published a report that RS2 would be delayed), says it's expected to include updates to the Start Menu, Settings, Control Panel, and Notification Center, among other things.

The Windows update has also made sure to wipe out the reminder bug with Cortana which previously had users alerted with already exhausted reminders.

What I left out was Redstone 2, the fourth major milestone for Windows 10. This also goes the same for Windows on mobile devices.

The concerted effort follows the consolidation of the Windows and Devices groups at Microsoft underneath executive vice president Terry Myerson. The result: A number of early adopters of those devices have suffered from power-management and other issues which many believe are related to the Skylake-Surface hardware combination.

The Surface Pro 4 was announced previous year as "the new tablet that can replace your laptop", and was released to the New Zealand market in November. We're talking about a fourth major milestone release of Windows 10 here, apparently, but no one seems to know what features it will have, or what the point of this release even is.

The Surface Pro 4 Type Cover features a "redesigned" mechanical keyboard, a larger glass trackpad and is compatible with both Surface Pro 4 and Surface Pro 3 - allowing Pro 3 users access to Windows Hello touch capability. Something that requires or is at least based on Intel's Kaby Lake architecture.

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