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Windows 10 Preview Build 14291 is major, with Edge extensions, new Maps, more

Mark Hachman | March 21, 2016
It's been what, nine months? Finally, Edge is improving.

On mobile, Microsoft moved the navigation elements to the bottom of the screen, within easy reach of one’s fingers, as it has done with the Edge browser. It reconfigured the “landscape” Maps mode to show more information. When you’re on public transportation, Maps will show you the stops between you and your destination, and how many there are, too. 

Microsoft added a one-handed kana touch keyboard for Japanese text typing, similar to what you might find on mobile. A related text-input canvas allows for inking Japanese characters with a pen. 

Finally, Microsoft also reworked its Alarms and Clocks app with a new inline time picker, and added the promised Feedback Hub, where Insiders can evaluate the new features and provide suggestions directly to Microsoft.

 

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