It’s clear by the delay in pushing out finished versions that Windows 10 Mobile is far from a priority for Microsoft. That’s understandable, given the tiny number of compatible handsets out there, but even so, it’s a frustrating situation for fans of Microsoft’s mobile platform.
If you’ve been waiting, and waiting, for the Anniversary Update to arrive on your Windows Phone, the good news is Microsoft is finally rolling it out, two weeks after the big OS update hit PCs, and a week after it was expected.
The update introduces quite a few new features (depending on the model of your phone), including Cortana improvements, tap-to-pay in Wallet, camera enhancements, a new Skype Preview app, and better Settings.
It isn’t, truth be told, as exciting as the Anniversary Update for PC, but if you’re a Windows 10 Mobile user, you will still appreciate the improvements.
To manually check for the Anniversary Update go to Start, swipe to the All apps list, and then go to Settings > Update & security > Phone update > Check for updates.
If you don’t see it, then check back a little later, although Microsoft points out that "availability may vary by manufacturer, model, country or region, mobile operator or service provider, hardware limitations and other factors".