Windows has started seeding the Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update worldwide to regular Windows 10 users. This is after seeding the update to Insider access users 24 hours prior. The update as we had reported earlier will only be reaching a handful of models, which according to surveys account for 60% of the Windows 10 Mobile user base worldwide. For the rest of the devices which are not receiving the Creators Update, unfortunately, it is the end of the line in terms of OS level updates.
Improvements made to the update and patching process means handsets which receive the Creators Update do not have to reinstall the whole OS as part of the update. The files being sent contain only those parts of the Windows 10 Mobile which are actually being updated which in turn allows for smaller and faster updates. The update comes with improvements to Bluetooth which is focussed on user wearables like Fitbit. Post the Creators Update’s installation the wearable devices will be able to receive call and text notifications without having to implement workarounds and hacks.
Another major feature allows e-books to be read in the Edge browser. This will be especially handy for those who have purchased books from the U.S. Windows Store and any other books owned by a user of a compatible format. The Creators Update also improves support for videos while using the Continuum feature (as long as Miracast is used).
Users can now add custom ringtones by dragging and dropping appropriate files into the ringtones folder. Apart from these major changes, the updated devices also receive stability improvements and in some instances a bump in the battery life department. The 13 devices that are officially getting this update are as follows,
- HP Elite x3
- Microsoft Lumia 550
- Microsoft Lumia 640/640 XL
- 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
For the complete list of changes, head here.
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