Living the Windows Insider life offers up the chance to live on the bleeding edge, experience the latest and greatest (and buggiest) Windows, and generally take part in a dynamic Microsoft community. It also brings some hardship, such as the aforementioned bugs and, for Windows 10 Mobile smartphones, difficulties in receiving firmware updates. Microsoft announced over at the Windows support community this morning that there’s a short-term workaround for the latter, and a long-term solution is coming.
The situation is simple: if your smartphone is registered as a Windows Insider device, it doesn’t receive firmware updates, which can vary according to device model, region of the world, and wireless carrier. Only devices on the current production build are included in firmware rollouts. Clearly, that’s a problem.