Dona Sarkar and Brandon LeBlanc took to the Windows blog to announce the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18885 (20H1).
This particular update includes changes to the Your Phone app, the expansion of dictation support to include more countries, a new Feedback Hub version, narrator improvements, loads of general changes, and a list of new known issues with it as well.
The Windows Insider program is aimed at developers to help Windows find out what is working well and what needs fixing, so you’re encouraged to leave more feedback about any issues that you think aren’t yet on the known issues list.
Your Phone app
Microsoft has extended screen mirroring from the Windows 10 Your Phone application to more Android-powered smartphones. The original list of compatible devices included Galaxy S8, S8+, S9, and S9+ models only. Now the new list is expanded to include OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T, Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+, Note 8, Note 9 smartphones. You should note that even if you do have one of those devices, you’ll still need a Windows 10 computer that supports the Bluetooth Peripheral role.
The new Windows Insider preview build also comes with Android smartphone notifications with the Your Phone app. With them, you can stop reaching for your phone to check your notifications because now they’re available to view from your computer’s display as well. To get the Android notifications on your PC, you’ll need a smartphone that runs at least Android 7.0 and has no less than 1 GB of RAM in its hardware specs.
Expanding dictation support
The Windows 10 operating system has had support for dictation if you had your language set to US English. This has meant that users with US English turned on could get some tips on how to spell words when using some Windows 10 applications such as the Notepad. Now that dictation support is expanding from US English to include English (Canada), English (UK), English (Australia), English (India), French (France), French (Canada), German (Germany), Italian (Italy), Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Mexico), Portuguese (Brazil), and Chinese (Simplified, China).
Feedback Hub version 1.1903
According to Microsoft, some users were requesting for the Feedback Hub to offer people who have a language that isn’t set to English to still be able to read the feedback results in English. While it may sound like an unusual request, the Microsoft developers have obliged, and you will now find this feature available.
To see the full list of features, general changes, and improvements, as well as the list of known issues, you can read the full blog post from the source below.
Your Phone Windows Insiders we are now rolling out more supported devices for our Phone Remoting feature including Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, Note 8/9 devices as well as OnePlus 6/6t!
— Vishnu Nath ???⌨️ (@VishnuNath) April 24, 2019
Hi #WindowsInsiders! We’ve released an update to unblock those of you in the Fast ring who were blocked from getting the latest 20H1 builds AND released a new 20H1 build for you today. https://t.co/b8q0K2kPcw
— D:\ona\Sarkar (@donasarkar) April 26, 2019
Hello #WindowsInsiders we have released 20H1 Build 18885 to the Fast ring! Those of you who were stuck on 18362.53 will need to take 18362.86 first and then you’ll get Build 18885 offered! https://t.co/E23SeaGPDB
— Windows Insider (@windowsinsider) April 26, 2019