- Windows 10 Anniversary Update was released last week for PCs, tablets
- The company has yet to provide a timeline for the mobile update
- Microsoft plans two major Windows 10 updates in 2017
Microsoft is busy working round the clock to have its Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update ready for rollout. The update for Windows 10 PCs and tablets started rolling out from August 2 while the Windows 10 Mobile rollout is still expected. To allay concerns of a delay, head of the Windows Insider Program, Dona Sarkar, announced the team is “laser-focused” on preparing the rollout for the upcoming update.
“Right now, the team is laser-focused on preparing to release the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to Mobile devices and we think we’re almost ready. You can help us out by making sure you are running Build 14393.67 (KB3176931) on your phone and sending in feedback on any issues you run into via the Feedback Hub. Our team is determined to make sure we release a high quality build to our customers and your feedback really makes a difference,” she says in a blog post.
The Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update will not roll out on all mobile devices, as Microsoft has removed some of the devices that are not eligible for the update from its Insider program. Sarkar says Microsoft wants to make sure that its Anniversary Update, marking one year of Windows 10, is of the highest quality, which is why the rollout has seen several delays.
In the same blog post, Sarkar announced the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14901 for PC, which is now available for Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring. The Verge’s Tom Warren reports that while Build 14901 is an initial build for the Redstone 2 update (one of two major feature updates expected next year), it doesn’t yet contain many changes, and that users can start expecting feature additions in upcoming builds.