Windows 10 Redstone 2 builds will be released for PCs first, Mobile builds will be released later

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Microsoft is expected to release the first Redstone 2 build for Windows 10 this week. Ahead of the release of new Insider Preview builds, Microsoft today reminded Insiders to check their Insider Ring settings on the Feedback Hub. In the same announcement, Microsoft announced that the company will be releasing the builds for PCs first, and Mobile devices will get new builds “a few weeks after.” Microsoft stated:

We wanted to send out a quick note reminding Windows Insiders to check their ring settings. Now that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Build 14393) has been released to our customers, it has replaced the Windows 10 November Update (Build 10586) in the Current Branch. We are now getting ready to start releasing new builds from our Development Branch to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring again. Just like we did after the release of the Windows 10 November Update – we will start off by releasing PC builds from our Development Branch first and then start releasing Mobile builds a few weeks after.

As we noted yesterday, some of the early Redstone 2 builds won’t include any new features, and these builds only include some changes behind the scenes. Similar to the first November Update builds, Microsoft will be working on improving OneCore, which is basically the underlying structure of Windows 10. The company stated:

With the new builds we release from our Development Branch, you won’t see any big noticeable changes or new features just yet. Just like just like we did after the release of the November Update, we are focusing on making some structural improvements to OneCore. If you recall – OneCore is the shared core of Windows across PC, tablet, phone, IoT, Hololens and Xbox. It is essentially the heart of Windows. We’re doing some code refactoring and other engineering work to make sure OneCore is optimally structured for teams to start checking in new features and improvements in a few months. As a result, these builds may include more bugs and other issues that could be slightly more painful for some people to live with

Microsoft states that these new Redstone 2 builds will include a lot of bugs as the company will be making a lot of changes to OneCore. So if you are happy with the Anniversary Update, don’t get the upcoming Redstone 2 builds just yet. However, if you really want to stay on the bleeding edge, you should probably install the Insider Preview builds on a secondary device.

As per usual, we will obviously let you know when Microsoft releases the first Redstone 2 build to Insiders. In the meantime, let us know if you are excited about Redstone 2 in the comment section below.

Source: Microsoft (works on Windows 10 devices only)

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