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Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring Preview Build 14977 brings bug fixes and EPUB support for mobile

by Vishal Laul


Two weeks ago Microsoft released Build 14971, with one tiny problem – it was only for the PC; this week, Microsoft is releasing Build 14977 to the Fast Ring Preview Insiders, and this time it’s only for the mobile.

It seems that a bug that resulted in breaking pre-installed apps after the upgrade has turned into a blocker – the team couldn’t fix it in time for the release, so this week the release is only for Windows 10 Mobile.

Just like last week – because there’s only a mobile build, we don’t have to split the sections; here’s what’s new:

EPUB in Microsoft Edge – Build 14971 released two weeks ago added an interesting feature to Edge on PC – the ability to open and browse unprotected EPUB files. This functionality has now been added to Edge on Windows 10 Mobile.

Microsoft Edge with EPUB support on Windows 10 Mobile

The implementation on Mobile comes with all the same features as it did on PC; it is essentially an eBook reader. There are three different themes to choose from: light, sepia and dark, and the interface include a table of contents, and a seek bar for quick navigation.

You can also – just like on PC – ask Cortana to define specific words. UWP apps do an incredible job of bringing parity between a PC and mobile platform.

Minor Fixes & Improvements
Known Issues

That’s it, folks!

This week’s update wasn’t quite a lot to look at – there’s a whole lot of bug fixes, but that’s about it. The EPUB reader for Edge is quite incredible, but we had already had a look at it in the PC-only build two weeks ago.

You can read more about this update on Microsoft’s official blog – do remember, as an Insider, it is now your job to report any bugs you find. Happy Insider-ing!