Windows 10 Mobile version 10536.1004 is undergoing testing for a rollout next week

Windows 10 Mobile version 10536.1004 is undergoing testing for a rollout next week
Microsoft had to put the kibosh on its expected new version of Windows 10 Mobile for Technical Preview (version 10536). The update was supposed to go out on Friday. Apparently, the software contained a bug that would have prevented further updates to that build of Microsoft's mobile OS. But a tweet sent yesterday by Gabe Aul, Vice President of the Engineering Systems for the Windows and Devices group, revealed that the next version of Windows 10 Mobile to undergo testing will be 10536.1004.

An earlier tweet from Aul relayed the information about the bug and the cancellation of Friday's update. The executive said that the new build is currently undergoing testing, and is being evaluated by the team. He added that the update should be available some time this coming week.

Version 10536.1004 is expected to fix problems that prevented the use of mobile Hotspots, and repair an issue with Quiet Hours. That is the feature that blocks all but the most important calls and texts from reaching your phone during those times when you don't want to be disturbed. A bug that made the lock screen lag is exterminated with this build. The new version of Windows 10 Mobile also brings better performance, and a few changes to the Start personalization settings.

source: @GabeAul via NPU, WMPoweruser



1. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

cant believe after all these months Windows 10 for phones still has these critical bugs!

2. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I could say the same about iOS or Android. At least these guys delayed to fix it and didn't release the OS half broken like some fruit named company I know of.

3. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

i've never in my entire life heard of such a bug on iOS or Android nor any other platform... i'm not hating on Microsoft tho, but it's nothing short of surprising, i could understand a bug like that if it was the very first alpha release, but it's like 5th or 6th beta release, it's safe to say anyone would expect something better

5. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

What's the name of the rock you've been living under? Android 5.0 was so riddled with bugs that many OEMs waited for 5.1 before pushing the updates. I guess you didn't hear about iOS 8.0 and its littany of bugs either.

6. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

guess you don't want to get the point of what i'm saying... i'm talking about critical bugs like this one which won't let you install new software updates

7. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

But Windows 10 Mobile isn't even live yet, it's still in testing. You can't criticize something that hasn't been released for public consumption yet.

13. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Well....that argument works the other way round as well. Who says fixing this bug will make Windows 10 Mobile less buggy when it releases ? It could turn out to be a similar debacle as iOS 8 or Android 5.0.

15. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

"Debacle" is a bit harsh of a word to use for small bugs in some of the most advanced technology the world has ever seen, c'est le first world problems I guess... The only argument I made is that we should wait for the final release to pass judgement.

4. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

About time. I'm still waiting for USB OTG though, which is something waaaaaaaaay overdue. I've been replacing all my flash drives with the ones that have both full USB and micro USB, so I'm ready!

12. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Ill wait for the 10536.1005 update

8. Itanium

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 08, 2015

As much as I loved WM6-6.5 and wanted to like the phone 8, I couldn't... Even the mobile 10 version is not my taste. Why would someone dump Android and go WM, a locked OS with very limited app store is beyond me....

9. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Sans the third party apps, Windows Phone is an healthy ecosystem. Office, OneDrive, Windows 10,Lumia and the developer community is all well built. If someone is heavily invested on an ecosystem, lets say Microsoft Windows, why switch to iOS or Android when all you need is at there in the first place.

10. rsiders

Posts: 2013; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Because people want something different still and happen to love that underdog OS despite the deficiencies. I for one will be returning to Windows 10 Mobile after my one year affair with Android and what a year that has been. The most important thing I learned is that there is life outside of Windows if things don't work out. I have my expectations as well for the platform being Microsoft's third implementation and I will not stick around if things don't improve in at least a year or so.

11. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Do or die time for Windows 10. Having the office team suck Apples core stem during the iPad pro presentation certainly wasn't a great start but who knows. Maybe if Intel finally destroys ARM like people think they eventually will do, Microsoft can make their power move then.

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