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Microsoft is expected to release new Windows Core OS for all form factors at some point in the future, but for the time being, Microsoft will continue to support the existing Windows Phone with the supported version of Windows 10 Mobile operating system.

After rolling out updates to Windows 10 PCs, Laptops and Tablets, Windows Phone is also receiving a new cumulative update. Windows 10 Mobile Build 15254.248 was pushed today to the general users with no new features, but Microsoft has improved the platform’s experience. This update actually comes with one improvement and known issue.

Microsoft says that an issue where the touchscreen would remain unresponsive has been fixed. Microsoft explains that the power button to turn the screen off fixes the bug, while another bug where the touch screen would remain unresponsive at startup can only be fixed by restarting the phone. This bug has been finally addressed with today’s update.

“Addresses issue where the touch screen would remain unresponsive. In most cases, using the Power button to turn the screen off and on restores responsiveness. Occasionally, at startup, the touch screen would remain unresponsive, and the only recovery mechanism was to restart the phone,” Microsoft explained in a changelog.

Microsoft says that there’s a bug where PDFs cannot be rendered in Microsoft Edge, and the company recommends users to download the PDF Reader to access the PDFs. “Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release,” the software giant said.

Microsoft is expected to overhaul its mobile efforts at some point in the future. The company keeps rolling out the cumulative updates to phones that are still supported. You can download the updates by navigating to Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Update.

  • Michel

    Happy to get anything thrown my way for W10M!
    Wish you could see my 950XL indulging on that update!

  • Rob Guy

    Received new company iPhone 8 to replace my Lumia 950.. Tried it for a week but I couldn’t handle it. The OS felt like an aged OS from the mid-2000’s. It felt old, like when you unfortunately have to jump on to a friends computer that is STILL running Windows 95. Bluck.

    Dropped it in my drawer and pulled back out my Lumia 950. So glad to see the love today as I’m gonna use this until it dies (while praying that the mystical Surface Unicorn Phone appears!)

    • WPJ

      Exactly. They’re just rehashing the interface from 2007 – not much has changed and 10 years later it feels old, uninspiring and lifeless. All the more reason to be sad of WP10 demise.

    • Sargon

      So your company does not take away the old phone when giving you a new one?

  • Mboe

    Got .249 instead

    • Pallav

      That’s the build being pushed out to fast ring insiders.

      • Mboe

        Ohh, ok

  • Zam Well

    i got 10.0.14393.2068.. y is that? using L540

    • Pallav

      The Lumia 540 is on the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and will receive patches of that build.

  • PDF in Edge not working.

    • Mayank Parmar

      Known issue.