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  1. ShaneRay's Avatar
    Well, one thing they haven't fixed (at least in my case)...

    App updates are still getting errors and they refuse to update in the background. I need to babysit the phone while the 40+ updates are going.
    10-16-2015 12:18 PM
  2. jmagwp's Avatar
    Have they fixed Driving Mode, doesn't it work at all? So far it's not worked for me with any of the preview builds. Messages and calls come through Bluetooth even though I've set it to ignore them. I won't use another preview build until they've gotten this to work properly.
    10-16-2015 12:25 PM
  3. MikeSo's Avatar
    A good thing for me is that now Data Sense seems to work, and it shows a neat graphic.
    It works for me too in this build, but is there a way to pin it to the Start screen as there was in 8.1? I am on a limited Verizon data plan and really need to keep an eye on my usage so it was always helpful to have it there. I don't find a way to do it in 10549.
    10-16-2015 12:28 PM
  4. chasvs's Avatar
    Well I've installed this on my back up Icon and it looks pretty good. However, since I've read about the background activity bug in Cortana I'm not going to use this as a DD device just yet. My other Icon is on Win 8.1 and I'm planning on keeping that as my DD until the final, or nearly final release. I've been trying out the last few builds as a DD device and I just get frustrated and change back to the Win 8.1 device. I know it's early build ( or not so early anymore) but there are still too many issues for me to rely on this on my DD. I'm certainly looking forward to the final release, or final release and a couple updates when MSFT usually gets their newest OS straightened out! Now if only the 950 or 950 XL comes to Verizon, I'll be good to go!
    10-16-2015 12:36 PM
  5. wizbit's Avatar
    It works for me too in this build, but is there a way to pin it to the Start screen as there was in 8.1? I am on a limited Verizon data plan and really need to keep an eye on my usage so it was always helpful to have it there. I don't find a way to do it in 10549.
    Does work for me. Enter any value and it crashes. Just like it did before.
    10-16-2015 12:44 PM
  6. Martin Guy1's Avatar
    Hey Cortana isn't back battery life is little better than before but that depends on how much you use it
    10-16-2015 12:54 PM
  7. Gabriel Martin Parami's Avatar
    installed it in my 720 and using it as my main phone. have been using it for almost a day. so far so good. it is more stable and faster. of course it is still not as fluid as 8.1 but it is improving. i am just hoping that the basic function of a phone (messaging, people,dialer app and action center) are in their top priority in fixing and improving their performance. after all that's what we use the most and i think that's one of the reason why some of the insiders don't use it as their main phone.
    10-16-2015 01:02 PM
  8. Cree Ray's Avatar
    What part of this being a Insider Preview don't you understand?
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    10-16-2015 01:11 PM
  9. en2012's Avatar
    Big bugssss on my 1520, Outlook & calendar bounce back in 3 seconds after open, cannot typing Chinese Simplified QWERTY, photo not auto uploading to OneDrive, roll back to 8.1...
    10-16-2015 01:12 PM
  10. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    What part of this being a Insider Preview don't you understand?
    10-16-2015 01:13 PM
  11. en2012's Avatar
    Went back to 8.1, outlook, calendar app bounce back after 3 seconds, cannot typing Chinese Simplified QWETY, Onedrive not auto uploading photo
    10-16-2015 01:15 PM
  12. NOLATechy's Avatar
    My battery was training fast on my Lumia Icon with this latest build. I checked the background apps and ALL of them were defaulted to "on." I turned all but a few off and my battery seems much better now. One weird thing I have noticed though is that I have more than one showing for some of the apps in the background apps list, not sure why. Is anyone else seeing more then one instance of an app in the background apps list?
    10-16-2015 01:27 PM
  13. michail71's Avatar
    It's still a bit of a mess on my 1520. Even if it were stable, fast and bug free, it just doesn't compare to 8.1 in features and usability. If some feature wasn't removed it takes more clicks to access.
    10-16-2015 01:35 PM
  14. MikeSo's Avatar
    Does work for me. Enter any value and it crashes. Just like it did before.
    Annoying. It works fine for me. However, with it buried in settings it's far from as useful as before anyway. There must be a way of seeing it on the Start screen, right?
    10-16-2015 01:38 PM
  15. MikeSo's Avatar
    It's still a bit of a mess on my 1520. Even if it were stable, fast and bug free, it just doesn't compare to 8.1 in features and usability. If some feature wasn't removed it takes more clicks to access.
    I feel the opposite for the functions I use the most. Flashlight, notes in the Action shortcuts for example is a great addition. Search in Settings, most recent Apps in the app list. Hold down the Action icons to get to settings. Quick-reply to SMS messages. Groove Music navigation and right-click-menus that make it a LOT easier to download albums. Etc, etc. Tons of great new things, actually.
    Diana Melamet likes this.
    10-16-2015 01:41 PM
  16. Arievl's Avatar
    Yeah, whatsapp shows up a couple of times in that list.
    10-16-2015 01:46 PM
  17. msilver72's Avatar
    Did the roll back to 8.1 then a clean update to 10549 on my Icon yesterday. Did a hard reset followed by a restore after the OS was up to 10549. After all the app installs and updates, today my phone has a crazy battery drain. I've disabled Cortana like Microsoft suggested, but even on the charge plate or plugged in it won't keep up with the drain. Anyone find a solution other than killing Cortana? Battery Saver is showing that Microsoft messaging is using 53% of it.
    10-16-2015 01:51 PM
  18. Shahmeer Shahid's Avatar
    They removed the option to select "3g only" as the highest connection speed in sim settings. It was very useful for areas with spotty 3g/4g coverage as it prevented the phone from using 2g data mode. To check go to settings>network and wireless>mobile and sim>sim settings.
    10-16-2015 01:59 PM
  19. Long Syntax's Avatar
    I've noticed with this build every time I unlock my 830 the location services access icon shows up in the top left and stays there for about 30 to 40 secs. In settings under location I see it says that at least one app is using geofencing but I have no idea what and I have very little installed on this since loading the preview.

    Any else seeing this behavior?
    10-16-2015 01:59 PM
  20. newnews's Avatar
    this build breaks Chinese pinyin keyboard. No candidates appears.
    10-16-2015 02:10 PM
  21. michail71's Avatar
    I feel the opposite for the functions I use the most. Flashlight, notes in the Action shortcuts for example is a great addition. Search in Settings, most recent Apps in the app list. Hold down the Action icons to get to settings. Quick-reply to SMS messages. Groove Music navigation and right-click-menus that make it a LOT easier to download albums. Etc, etc. Tons of great new things, actually.
    I do like the flashlight toggle. But I can pin a flashlight and OneNote to my start screen. I also like the keyboard additions.

    But there are no workarounds on what was lost. How can I get contact history for email, messages and calls? A people app that actually does something? Bluetooth track info and audio control for my car. Consistent design and better dark theme implementation? Just very fundamental things that made WP 8.1 a good smartphone. Many basic tasks now require more clicks and guess work as to which menu it will be located under. Feature discovery is much more convoluted.

    We basically get a neutered phone OS for a few new apps like groove, weather, mail, calendar and news. It's the desktop OS, which is kind of cool. But as of now the desktop OS does a really bad job at being a good smartphone.

    The phone has now inherited the Store problems that have plagued Windows 10 months past official release. As of now my app updates are frozen just like they get on the non-beta desktop. But on the desktop I can run a PowerShell script to fix the problem.
    10-16-2015 02:18 PM
  22. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    I wa going to wait until I got home but between the 3 hour battery life and not seeing new email notifications on the outlook tile it's not of much use. Rolling back now.
    10-16-2015 02:22 PM
  23. MikeSo's Avatar
    I do like the flashlight toggle. But I can pin a flashlight and OneNote to my start screen. I also like the keyboard additions.

    But there are no workarounds on what was lost. How can I get contact history for email, messages and calls? A people app that actually does something? Bluetooth track info and audio control for my car. Consistent design and better dark theme implementation? Just very fundamental things that made WP 8.1 a good smartphone. Many basic tasks now require more clicks and guess work as to which menu it will be located under. Feature discovery is much more convoluted.
    I can't speak to all those issues, but for me the lack of individual history is FAR outweighed by the addition (finally!) of message search.
    The "dark theme" implementation seems to work for me in this build, at least. The People app does seem fairly useless..

    Overall though, all these new additions and the increased speed of this last build (I never expected that!) outweigh what we had before, for me personally.
    10-16-2015 02:28 PM
  24. hkdrj's Avatar
    Same for me, calendar app crashes after 15 second, in 10536 was fine.Oddly, if I disable a calendar I have shared with my wife and the birthday calendar it doesnt crash. If I enable either one of those...crash after 15 seconds. I have 7 calendars total.
    Another problem is with File Explorer. Most of the time it crashes when I select the source, SD or Device. I installed Total Commander and have the same problem.

    Despite that, I like that build and will keep it, although my wife will not be happy when I forget the milk because the shared calendar is disabled...
    10-16-2015 02:37 PM
  25. Karel Geraerts's Avatar
    I am running build 10549 now on my lumia 920. I had to go first back to windows phone 8.1.
    For the first time I'm really feeling that this one is doing well ! My camera app starts quickly,
    my tiles screen is running and refreshing well. Now I can swipe with an azerty keyboard ...
    Bluetooth works immediately in my car, copying my photo's to onedrive works now
    Downloading offline maps works now ... But still missing Cortana in Dutch ...
    MikeSo likes this.
    10-16-2015 02:58 PM
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