Windows 10 news recap: New icons, build 10130, pricing and release date


Windows 10 news recap: New icons, build 10130, pricing and release date

It’s been a week full of exciting Windows 10 news. Let’s take this time to look back in a piece we like to call “Windows 10 news recap.” Earlier this week, we got a closer look at the brand new icons shown in build 10125 of Windows 10. This particular build was not released to participants of the Windows Insider Program. Folders, drivers, peripherals, and much more have been given a newer look. Windows 10 build 10125 would eventually be leaked onto the internet in both 64bit and 32bit

Microsoft may have also accidentally shown off the new UI for the Windows 10 Music Preview app. Currently, the Music Preview app has shipped without much in the way of UI features at all, but Microsoft is apparently falling in love with the Skype-like circular images.

We learned this past week that Microsoft Edge, the new browser in Windows 10, is the first browser to include support for Dolby Digital Plus. Windows Insiders also took it to UserVoice to request the Edge rendering engine on Internet Explorer.

Further reading: My history with OneDrive and how Windows 10 changed it (an editorial by Kareem Anderson) and Windows 10 is finally taking the Windows Store seriously.

Microsoft rolled out a security update for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10122 this past week, and also created a new mascot to promote Windows 10 in Japan. Lenovo announced REACHit, a new app that makes Cortana even more powerful and personal.

At the end of this past week, Microsoft released Windows 10 build 10130 (right after stating that they would not released a build until next week). Build 10130 features new icons, improved interface, and much more. You can check out our hands-on video of this new build below.

Newegg may have jumped the gun and inadvertently revealed the price and release date for Windows 10. According to a listing on their site, Windows 10 Pro OEM will run for $149.99 and will be available on the 31st of August. Windows 10 Home is $109.99. It is important to note that these prices are for the retail sale of OEM Windows 10.

Stay tuned for another exciting week of Windows 10 news!