Microsoft has just pushed Windows 10 Mobile Redstone Build 14283.1000 as the latest Redstone build to Windows Insiders in Fast Ring and rocking a supported Device that shipped with Windows 10 Mobile. You can read the official changelog for the Build 14283.1000 by clicking here. This build also brings its own share of known issues that will be wise to have a look at before taking the plunge. We also explored the Build 14283.1000 and could see some unreported changes that were not covered in the official changelog. We have posted our first hands-on video of this build demoing these features.
Time for our Installation experience, changes demo, Hands-on and Impressions of the Build 14283.1000 now.
The Installation experience is smooth with the Build 14283.1000 and depending upon the network conditions and connection speed, it took around 55-60 minutes for the build to get downloaded, installed, data migrated and the devices getting up and running. For a Redstone build this is pretty neat stuff by Microsoft. You will be usually notified for a restart when the download has completed in background. It may require up to 1.20 GB of free storage. So, check the storage before you upgrade and you can check our tutorial on how to prepare for upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile.
Hands-on & Impressions:
We have demoed the Build 14283.1000 on a Lumia 550 and it gives a fair idea of how Microsoft is still keeping Windows 10 Mobile optimized for the budget-end devices in Redstone Phase. As you will note in our hands-on demo, Build 14283.1000 packs some punch and is surprisingly fast. Especially the settings navigation are more sorted out than what we experienced on any Threshold build. Even the app list scrolling is much better and faster. This is pleasantly refreshing and perhaps shows that Microsoft doesn’t want to repeat the Threshold preview experience where Insiders sometimes were too fed up with the performance issues.
While Build 14283.1000 has its share of known issues, during our hands-on time with this build it didn’t crash or freeze, while frankly speaking we were expecting that to happen. So, it is a refreshingly fast Build and if it offers such experience on Lumia 550, we can expect it to be blazing fast on Lumia 950 and 950 XL. Microsoft Edge too feels much sorted out and renders pages faster than before. It is too early to talk about Battery discharge rate, so will let you know later.
Coming to bugs that we noticed till now, we can see some Bluetooth connectivity issues and WiFi was disconnecting at times too.
We must mention that we haven’t done hard reset on our devices but we recommend if you are facing lots of issues. You can read our guide to fix commonly known Windows 10 Mobile upgrade, installation and usability issues.