Microsoft is today rolling out new cumulative updates for Windows 10 operating system. The company has also released new updates for all supported versions of Windows 10 Mobile, and while the company has detailed the improvements for desktop, the changelog is not available for phones. This is not surprising as Windows 10 Mobile is in maintenance mode which means that Microsoft is not focusing on new features or hardware.
To line up with today’s Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 10 desktop, Microsoft released build 15254.401 for Windows 10 Mobile handsets running the version 1709. The phones such as Lumia 950 and HP Elite x3 are part of the rollout.
Microsoft today pushed out Windows 10 Mobile 15254.401 to the general public across the globe. As you might have guessed already, the new build 15254.401 for Windows Phones brings the usual list of security improvements. We assume that the new build for Windows 10 Mobile also includes general bug fixes and improvements.
Needless to say, Microsoft is still working on security fixes for the Windows 10 Mobile version of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. It’s also fitting to see that new security updates are getting released for Windows 10 Mobile at least once a month.
The last few years have been rather uneventful for Windows 10 Mobile as Microsoft has stopped developing new updates with features and major improvements. The situation won’t change as Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore has already confirmed that the future Windows 10 Mobile updates will mostly have bug fixes and security improvements.
Last year, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President in the Operating Systems Group officially announced that Windows 10 Mobile has been discontinued and the company won’t release any feature updates for the platform. He also recommended customers to switch to Android and iOS.
Last week we discovered that Microsoft has quietly updated the support article to announce Windows 10 Mobile April 2018 Update. While the news excited many fans, but as speculated by us, the support article is merely a mistake on Microsoft’s part. The Microsoft support site actually tells users how to update to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, even though it doesn’t exist.
You can manually check for the update by navigating to Settings > Update & security > Phone update > Check for updates.