Microsoft has released an updated version of Windows 10 Technical Preview (build 10051) for smartphones. It’s available for most recent Lumia devices. Eventually Microsoft plans to open up the previews for non-Lumia phones as well.
So what’s new in the latest build? The web browser, the mail and calendar apps, and a whole lot more.
This is the first version of Windows 10 for smartphones to include the Project Spartan web browser which recently arrived in preview builds of Windows 10 for desktop devices.
Spartan is the code-name for a new web browser uses a different rendering engine to Internet Explorer and adds new features including a Reading View and Reading List. Just like the desktop version of Spartan, the mobile version of the browser isn’t the default web browser for Windows 10. Internet Explorer 11 still serves that role, but Spartan is available for folks that want to test it.
Other new features include Outlook Mail and Outlook Calendar apps which are now built into the operating system, new Phone and Messaging apps, a new People app, and a new Maps app.
The app switcher has also been tweaked to support landscape orientation, a new grid layout for large-screened phones, and support for displaying up to 15 recently used apps.
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