Wasn't able to get the Windows 10 version updated (it's still showing 1.1.5,) but then I remembered I also have the Android version, which I almost never play. It updated fine, and I was able to get it to sign into XBox Live, but getting it to load the same custom skin I use on Windows 10 doesn't seem to work.
What I did:
Clicked on the hanger
Selected the third ("empty") skin at the top left
Clicked the Customize Skin button on the right
Selected Photos, which takes me to my Google Photos account
I had uploaded the PNG I use on both the W10e and Java versions without problem. However, all that happens on Android is that it flashes a black screen, goes back to the new MInecraft loading screen, then to the main menu. Once, I also got a "Minecraft has stopped" error, but most of the times, it just restarts without comment.
Has anyone else been able to install a custom skin yet? Is anyone else experiencing this problem? Has anyone had better luck with skins that don't have the second layer (jacket, hat, etc.)?
If it's not uniquely my problem, I'll wait until the W10 version updates to verify the same skin still works, then check the bug tracker. But I just wanted to check what everyone else is experiencing first.