Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL receiving Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update

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Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL owners, another Windows 10 Mobile update is coming your way.

An update to Windows 10 Mobile build 14393.67 is now hitting T-Mobile’s Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL. This is the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update, which is hitting T-Mo’s Fierce XL around one week after it started arriving on unlocked Windows phones.

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This update is a bit more significant than previous Fierce XL updates because it adds several new features. Those include tweaks like a camera shortcut that replaces the back button on the lock screen and media controls on the lock screen, too. There are also new and updated emoji, an updated Settings app, the ability to prioritize notifications in Action Center, a new Skype app, and an updated Windows Store, among other things.

So yeah, this is a big update for the Fierce XL. If you haven’t gotten it yet, you can manually check for the update right now by going into Settings > Update & security > Phone update > Check for updates.

Thanks, @oakdale_dude!

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  • JOHN P

    I updated my Fierce XL last night. Everything seems to be well. I haven’t really explored for changes too much yet, but one of the things I noticed is that the device seems a bit more zippy. Apps are loading and closing a little faster.

  • Daniel Darnell

    Yet the Microsoft Lumia 640 still even lacks the Windows 10 update, still stuck on 8.1.

    • JOHN P

      I know. I still have a 640 laying around. I still use it alot at home for non calling /texting. It’s a great device that T-Mobile utterly just abandoned. Very poor business practice on behalf of T-Mobile

      • beaveyOne

        Agreed. We got the Lumia 640 for my son during the 3-month window T-Mobile was selling them, and it was great. We waited and waited for the Windows 10 update, but it’s just been abandoned. Bought him an Android phone instead. Sick of waiting, and I’ll never understand why T-Mobile threw away such a good, affordable option…

        • JOHN P

          They did the same with the Lumia 925 which I also had at one point and is still probably the favorite Windows Phone I’ve owned. That was abandoned by T-Mobile as well. Quite frankly, I’m shocked that they have supported the Fierce XL to this point

        • I’ve started complaining to T-Mobile on Twitter and other channels in the hopes that maybe the support will come. I refuse to let a carrier bully me into an Android or iOS device so I went with an international Lumia 640 XL. I get update support, no carrier branding, and everything else. But they refuse to make a T-Mobile Tuesdays app. At least you can get unRadio, but for a carrier that claims to be an “un-carrier” they’re acting an awful lot like Verizon by refusing support.

        • Daniel Darnell

          I’m not getting another Windows phone. I had one myself and loved it but the lack of apps and ever dwindling support from Microsoft got to me so I moved to an iPhone which I love. My mom is getting frustrated with her Windows Phone as well and I know the next phone she gets will not be an Windows Phone. It’s pretty much a dead OS now though and I expect Microsoft to pull the plug on it in the next one-two years.

        • chris722

          The simplicity of Windows Phone was nice, but the lack of apps,and lack of OS support from Microsoft was a deal breaker for me.

        • Daniel Darnell

          The OS is really good and solid but yeah the apps and the fact that less and less is on Windows Phone and that Microsoft is about to dump it pretty much makes Windows Phone devices pointless these days. I won’t be getting another one nor recommending them to anybody. Microsoft just really screwed up what was a really solid Mobile OS.

        • JOHN P

          Microsoft is not going to dump it. It’s always going to be in ios & androids shadow. But it’s not going anywhere despite what all the “experts” on the internet say

        • Daniel Darnell

          I don’t believe that for a second no matter what Microsoft says all signs are pointing to them dropping it sometime in 2017 maybe 2018 at the latest.

        • JOHN P

          We’ll see who’s right and who wrong when that time rolls around. That’s all that can be said at this time

        • chris722

          Microsoft has always been good at delivering a clean, smooth experience but leaving us hanging when you drill down to the truth of the matter. I would only recommend Windows Phone to someone that can work with what it offers out of the box. If I were to ever return, it would strictly be for Microsoft’s own services, not for third party apps. Where WP 8.1 dropped the ball on Microsoft’s own services, W 10 M seems to finish what was started. I’d never go back to WP 8.1, seeing how Xbox Video, Xbox Music, and the Maps application worked on those devices. I might go to W 10 M, if Microsoft can ever get AT&T to offer it through GoPhone again. I don’t see that happening, as AT&T is dumping the W 10 M devices onto Cricket. Microsoft should have integrated aspects of MixRadio into Groove Music, like Google did with Google Play Music when they bought out Songza. But Microsoft wanted to compete with Apple Music instead, which isn’t even that good.

        • JOHN P

          Lack of OS Support? Name another OS that has a program like Microsoft’s Insider Program. There are updates released constantly. Google doesn’t do that. Apple doesn’t do that. If you want to gripe about apps, that’s more than fair. But that’s up to developers.

        • chris722

          Yes lack of OS support because Microsoft told everyone with a WP 8.1 on 512 MB RAM to go f_ themselves when it came to upgrading to W 10 M, which we couldn’t even get a deprecated version of. Sure, you could go rouge and use the Insider Program to force W 10 M on your device, but you shouldn’t have to do that when you had reassurances from Microsoft that you would get the upgrade. You don’t have that s_ from Android or iOS.

        • chris722

          I actually ended up using the Insider Program to upgrade my 635 512 MB to Windows 10. Works well. I do have to wait a few seconds here and there, but that is to be expected.

    • Yitzhak

      Hi Daniel,
      You need to install Upgrade Advisor, MS app. from the store.
      That app prepares your phone for the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade.

      • Daniel Darnell

        Upgrade adviser does nothing, it’s on my grandmother’s phone and during a check all it does is just continue to say Windows 10 isn’t available for her device still.

    • Isaiah

      The closet phone to the Lumia 640 you are going to get at T Mobile is the Alcatel Fierece XL that is still being updated, supported, and sold. The only downside is the camera sucks on the Alcatel, I had to turn off the flash it made the pictures look horrible especially in low light areas.

  • Alex Zapata

    This will be great, once I get my phone back from service……

  • Isaiah

    I updated my Alcatel Fierce XL Windows phone to the anniversary update. I am having issues with the app Age of Empires Castle Siege crashing when trying to open. Sometimes it will open but it usually crashes. I have uninstalled and reinstalled still having issue.

  • I’m now getting 14393.103.

    • Isaiah

      You must be on the Fast or slow ring to get that update since they have not released it to people who are not on the insider program.

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