Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update now rolling out to regular (non-insider) users

Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update now rolling out to regular (non-insider) users
One day later than expected, Microsoft has started sending out the Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update worldwide to regular Windows 10 Mobile users. Yesterday, Microsoft decided to release the update to those registered as insiders. As we previously told you, only 13 units are receiving the update. But these 13 do account for 60% of Windows 10 Mobile users across the globe, according to AdDuplex. The latter is a cross-promotion network for Windows Phone and the Windows Store. For the 40% not receiving the Creators Update, their phones' updating days are over.

Thanks to a change in the updating process, handsets receiving the Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update won't have to reinstall the whole OS again as part of the update. Instead, the files being sent out contain only those parts of Windows 10 Mobile that actually contain changes. This allows for smaller and faster updates. The Creators Update comes with an improvement to Bluetooth that is focused on wearables like Fitbit fitness trackers. Once the Creators Update is installed, these wrist worn devices will be able to receive notifications about calls and texts without having to implement a hack.

Another new feature allows e-books to be read in the Edge browser. This will work for books purchased from the U.S. Windows Store, and books owned personally by the user. Emoji will now be in color matching what you see on a Windows PC, and the emoji keyboard now has support for the rainbow flag. Speaking of the emoji keyboard, it will now stay open after an emoji appears in a text field. The update also improves support for videos while using Continuum (as long as Miracast is being employed). 

With the update, users can now add custom ringtones by dragging or dropping files into the ringtones folders. And not only are updated devices more stable, in some cases battery life has been improved. The 13 devices receiving the update starting today include:

News of the update rolling out came from a tweet sent by Dona Sarkar, head of the Windows Insider program at Microsoft.


source: @donasarkar via MSPoweruser

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6 Comments

1. Export

Posts: 98; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

I still have hopes that Microsoft will one day give faster updates to their phones, HP Elite X3 definitely went in the right direction for a Windows phone.

2. sgodsell

Posts: 6897; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The only time Microsoft can give faster updates is if they make all the devices themselves, and their developers keep every major Windows mobile device at their desks. Since that isn't happening anytime soon, then the faster updates to Windows 10 mobile phones isn't happening anytime soon.

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Think it will most likely be the last major update for the Windows 10 Mobile. My wish for this update is that it fixes all the remaining bugs and not to break any existing function or feature. Believe it or not, its my ideal language learning phone with Microsoft Text to Speech feature.

4. chancooluk

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 13, 2015

"With the update, users can now add custom ringtones by dragging or dropping files into the ringtones folders" That's been a feature of Windows on mobiles for a long time? It certainly isn't new to the creators update.

5. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I use a Windows smart phone and I am glad to get this update. Folks there are 2 important Questions Microsoft CEO Nadella must Answer about Windows smart Phones which are 1= Will Microsoft continue to improve and support the Windows 10 Mobile operating System. 2=Will Microsoft make again it's OWN PHYSICAL smart phones. Only MS CEO Satya Nadella can answer this Question because non of Microsoft big wigs VP's involved in developing them will say anything about what Microsoft is bringing to the market place.

6. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

By the way folks the Redstone 3 update for Windows 10 mobile devices and Windows 10 PC's are due out this September and should improve the Windows 10 mobile smart phones operating system

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