Windows 10 Mobile news recap: June bug bash begins, Dona Sarkar promises “interesting things”

Michael Cottuli

Welcome back to our weekly “Windows 10 Mobile news recap” series where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s mobile operating system. Let’s get started.

If you’re a Windows Insider, you’ve been seeing some updates on your Windows 10 Mobile device that are making things look a little bit better. Whether it’s already here in the Insider builds or it’s on its way in the future, one of the major factors changed by the Windows 10 Anniversary Update – Toast notifications. In this post, we went ahead and did a round-up of each of the significant changes that the notifications have in store, from notifications in the cloud to context menu actions.

Microsoft has a pretty solid QA team making sure everything releases cleanly, but they still like to reach out to the community to make sure they can get rid of every little imperfection they can find. In that spirit, Microsoft is doing the Windows Insider Anniversary Update June bug bash. For those unfamiliar, the bug bash is meant to mobilize a ton of fans to pick out each bug in a build and help Microsoft squash it before the release ends up making its way to the general public.

Dona Sarkar pressed the big red button a few days ago, launching Windows 10 Insider build 14361 to all of the insiders that happen to be in the Fast Ring. The update brought a ton of tweaks, including some polishing to the notification dismissal system and improvements to the keyboard. If you want a list of all of what’s new for Windows 10 Mobile insiders in build 14361, you can check out our piece right here.

Since she picked up the big red button and became the gatekeeper to new Windows 10 Insider builds, Dona Sarkar has made some interesting promises to users who look forward to new shiny features in their Windows 10 Device. In a tweet, Dona promised that there are “*really* interesting things for you late this week & next week.” We have no idea quite what this is alluding to, but hey – everyone loves a good surprise.

That’s about it for this week. If you want to stay up to date, you can keep your eye on our Windows 10 Mobile tag for more news as it happens.