Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) made available since January 8th, an updated build of Windows 10 Mobile, its first new test build released in 2016. The new update, released just for Windows Insiders so, is looking like a cumulative update without any major feature updates; however, Microsoft has promised faster updates.
In early December 2015, Microsoft released its first Cumulative Update for Windows 10, which included primarily performance and stability improvements to Mobile to Insider testers. That same build was also available to Windows 10 Phone users, Windows 10 PC and tablet users who were not running Insider preview builds. Just a few days later, Microsoft subsequently released its second Windows 10 Mobile Cumulative Update to its Insider testers.
The company then put a pause on its rollout of new Windows 10 builds over the holiday season, but today they have presented its first new build of 2016 to Windows Insiders. However, it hadn’t offered any details about what improvements are included in the new release.
Microsoft also announced they plan to sell mobile date plans to Windows 10 users. The company said the purpose of this option is to make it easier for customers to have Internet access in areas without Wi-Fi coverage.
“We want to promote the adoption of cellular connectivity on Windows tablets and laptops to complement classic Wi-Fi connectivity and make it easier for consumers to connect to the internet, anywhere, anytime,” said Microsoft Corporate VP Eric Lockard.
Windows 10 users will need to get a Microsoft SIM card to be able to purchase the mobile data plan through a cellular data app available on windows store.
Microsoft’s SIM card is not tied to a single mobile operator and it is now being advertised to work in 38 countries but the company claims the list will be increased to 50 countries by the end of the first quarter of 2016.