We’ve given the Windows 10 Mobile Build 10080 a pretty good look over the past few days. But there are a few tiny changes that we’ve either missed or overlooked that we’re going to deal with today.
Incoming Skype Integration
This one is easy to overlook considering that it appears solely at initial set-up. We’re not exactly sure what form this will appear in but it seems to very much be
This one is easy to overlook considering that it appears solely at initial set-up. We’re not exactly sure what form this will appear in but it seems to very much be reminiscent of iMessage if the permissions are anything to go by.
Similar to Windows 10 on the desktop, there is now a new Contact Support app built in. It doesn’t work just yet, but at least we know its heading to Windows Mobile as well.
Nokia Settings now in app list
On the Lumia 830 I used all Nokia settings have now been kicked out of the settings pane and into the app list similar to how games were treated in Windows Phone 8.1. This could either be an unlisted bug or a precursor of how Microsoft is going to handle OEM features in future builds. Either integrated wholly into settings or split up like an applet. We’ll have to wait and see.
Maps now has a dark theme and now has bolder, stronger colours. Feature wise, it now detects incidents on the road which may impair your journey like construction and accidents. You also now have more control over departure times and arrival times than previous iterations of the app. Honestly, the app is quite pleasant and functional compared to its WP8 version.
The People app is now more functional than it was last time. Feeds appear more consistently, and the UI of the groups interface has changed to a list based one.
The Windows Mobile Insider Preview is still quite rough and not as polished as the current desktop build, however, watching it develop gives us a sense of where Microsoft is heading. Features wise? It’s looking great.
Is there anything else you think we missed? Let us know in the comments below.