Windows 10 Mobile Build 14342.1004 released for the slow ring

Windows 10 Mobile Build 14342.1004 released for the slow ring
Microsoft has released Windows 10 Mobile build 14342.1004 for the slow ring. The latter receives new builds that have already had the kinks and bugs worked out of it. Those in the fast ring receive the new builds ahead of others, but have to put up with the bugs and all. That is the price those in the fast ring pay for getting the new OS builds first.

The new features included with this build include Swipe Navigation. According to Microsoft, this is the number one feedback request for Microsoft Edge, and the good news is that it is here. Windows 10 Mobile users with this build will be able to swipe to the previous page from any part of a website page.

Another feature allows users to go to Settings > System > Apps for websites to enable certain sites to open with the app instead of the website. And lastly, the Feedback Hub will allow Windows insiders to find out the right place to leave feedback. The Hub uses the title and description of the feedback to suggest the right category and sub-category it belongs in. This way, comments and suggestions get sent to the right person.

A large number of issues were fixed with this new build, which you can read about in the Microsoft blog at the sourcelink. If you're an insider, you can snag the new build by going to Settings > Update & Security > check for updates.

source: Microsoft via MSPoweruser



1. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Good for users!


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Legen.....wait for it.....dary!

11. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

ugh... what's new in this update? digital zoom in camera and 3-band EQ in music app?

4. AppleVersusAndroid unregistered

All 5 of them.


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

At least MS is updating regularly, can't say that for Android phones!

6. Hashed unregistered

Nexus phones update regularly, compare stock Android to WP, don't consider the modified OS. Microsoft's WP is a failure.

7. AppleVersusAndroid unregistered

That is unfortunately true. I was honestly so excited for what was to come from WP, but then the Fall rolled around and was incredibly disappointed. They released an incomplete OS onto the market and it has failed miserably.

8. gigi3

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Stock android is AOSP, not Nexus. :p

9. Hashed unregistered

We were discussing phones, wp devices to nexus devices.

10. gigi3

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Well, then nexus phones with bad battery, yellow tint in display, with nothing but google apps are definitely better than lumias. It must be. It's google made.

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The Nexus is based off of AOSP code. They are one and the same. The differences come when you want to sell an actual device that uses LTE, encryption, WiFi, Bluetooth, ..., and more. Plus don't forget all the closed source apps that have licensed certain things. You do know that the base AOSP is useless without all the licensed code and patents. Browsers along have licences and patents for encryption. Why do you think companies like Microsoft make more money from Android, than their own Windows Phone/10 mobile OS.

14. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

He said compare stock android to stock wp. Stock Android is not Nexus, Nexus is GAPPS android. Now I can see how people associate stock android as GAPPS because its really the only one that matters for numbers...but at the end of the day...they are not the same. But I totally agree with what you put forth.

15. JDeus01

Posts: 48; Member since: May 07, 2013

yeah, lets not compare the 3 nexus phones out there. lets forget 99% of androids phones are samsungs or lgs

13. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Hope windows mobile stay good after the lay off news. why would people care about the percentage so much. Blackberry has less market share than window phone, and still stay in the market, not going away.

16. brewer1994

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 01, 2016

The layoffs only affect the feature phone business not the smart phone business.

3. ava51

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

some users facing severe battery drain issues plus the random reboots' make things worse draining battery by 5-10% at least.

17. brewer1994

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 01, 2016

The new features are welcome but now I get random reboots. It doesn't happen a lot but 3 times in 4 days is a bit much. I still love the W10 platform over my iOS so I'll stick with it.

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