Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.420 Shows Up for the First Time

Microsoft claims Windows 10 has already been installed on more than 300 million devices, and has so far refused to let up in its aggressive push to get even more users to upgrade. When you tap the X button, you're closing a window, denying a program access, or cancelling a request.

It remains uncertain why Microsoft aims on implementing an upgrade for its Windows 10.

But while the upgrade is now free for most consumers with Windows PCs, critics say the company's heavy-handed nudging amounts to an "offer you can't refuse", according to the Sci-Tech Today.

This writer welcomes all comments and constructive suggestions from the readers on this serious issue and will attempt to publish these responses in a subsequent column. The new features included with this build include Swipe Navigation.

Here's all that is new in the latest Windows 10 Mobile Preview build 14356.

Quick Action icons are reset by this version so they will need to be set up again, and Microsoft helpfully proclaims: "In some cases, the new Cortana features highlighted above may not work".

We fixed an issue that was resulting in high battery usage when using the Microsoft Health app.

Microsoft had previously faced widespread criticism about changes it made to the pop-up box that regularly appears to obtain registrations from users for the Windows 10 upgrade. Microsoft has been attempting to boost its business in China, where an anti-trust investigation into the company over its Windows operating system was launched in 2014. Last month, the company announced upgrades to its Microsoft Band software as well as improvements that will sync Health app data to other Microsoft devices. There are other steps users can take to try to stop Windows 7/8.1 from auto-updating to Windows 10, such as using GWX Control Panel or following Microsoft's own guidance for disabling the update.

Microsoft VP Nick Parker showed off a new 13.3-inch Windows 10 convertible created by Porsche Design, and another OEM that it chose to keep in the dark. I have been so incredibly fortunate to get to know many of you in person, at events like Build and Mobile World Congress, and virtually via Twitter.

  • Gina Adkins