Windows 10 will be the final version of Windows, Microsoft is not planning to bring new major Windows versions any more like in the past with XP, Vista and so on. Therefor cumulative updates are an essential part of Windows, while there will be offered also bigger updates like the anniversary update this summer. It seems like after the company has released the cumulative update 10586.164 to all devices with Windows 10 Mobile pre-installed and older devices, there is the next update in the works. Just like previous cumulative updates, also 10586.212 is suggested to bring general bug fixes and stability improvements to Microsoft’s mobile operating system.
According to WinBeta, who are also providing these leaked screenshots, with this cumulative update there has been fixed one obvious bug. In earlier versions of Windows 10 Mobile there was a problem with launching and closing apps from the AppList on the right of your homescreen. If you launch an app from there and exit it again, there is a chance that the background of the app list is not dimmed anymore which makes it pretty hard to read app titles if you are using a light background. Though I can not confirm this bug, it seems like this is happening to a few devices with the latest update installed. Annoyingly I am having the problem that the Live Tile if Telegram and the Outlook Mail app is not updated currently even after I have done a hard reset with the update installed and without loading a back up. Hopefully this will be fixed with build 10586.212.
Apart from the fix WinBeta reported about for the AppList there are not any other known changes coming with this build.
The leaked screenshots shown above have been taken on a Microsoft Lumia 435, though the build is currently in internal testing. This might mean that we will never see this build on our phones, since a later version will be released to Insiders again once bugs found in .212 have been fixed. Microsoft is preparing the anniversary update, also known as Redstone 1, for the release to the public which will bring major changes to the notification center, Cortana and of course Microsoft Edge since the browser is not feature complete at all. This means we can also expect new builds of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile with new features in the upcoming weeks and months.
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