950 Noob - What Insider Ring should I join?

mweflen

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Hey everybody,

I've been loving my 1020 for 2 years now (running 8.1 update 2) but the battery is starting its slow decline. I picked up a 640 for $30 to test W10M and have been impressed by some of the more recent builds (currently on 14393.67). AT&T dropping the price of the branded 950 to $300 pushed me over the edge, and it should be arriving tomorrow.

So here's my question: since this will be my daily driver, what software version should I be shooting for? Which Insider ring should I join, if any? Is AT&T pushing out the anniversary update soon? Also, what is the best way to transfer contacts? I'm kind of leery of doing a system restore, because I was unimpressed by the results when I tried it on the 640.

My most important uses for this will be phone calls, email (two accounts, Yahoo and an Outlook account for work) and camera/video. I read a lot of news on MSN News and Facebook, as well. Music and other Bluetooth functions are lower priority for me.

Thanks for your advice!
 

libra89

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The Release Ring is your best bet if you need it to be very functional. It's up to you if you want to join Insider though.
 

palmujukka

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Insider rings are soon moving to Redstone 2 builds which will likely have lot of bugs and other limitations at the beginning. I wouldn't join the Insider program at this stage for a daily driver phone.
 

mweflen

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That makes sense. Will even the pre-release ring be on Redstone 2?

I guess I just want to make sure I can get the Redstone 1 enhancement like Panorama, but don't want to wait for AT&T (I would have bought an unlocked phone, but $100 is $100...)
 

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I just got my ATT 950 earlier this week. I am currently running the Release preview build .82 and I am experiencing a problem where Bluetooth support crashes whenever I get out of my car. Does this bug exist on the 10586 (pre AU) branch? I really love everything about WM10 AU, but this Bluetooth bug is a real pain for me.
 

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