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Images of Windows Phone 8.1 start screen leak, showing customizable wallpaper

0. phoneArena 01 Mar 2014, 11:24 posted on

A report out of China, by way of Italy, reveals a couple of new images showing off the start screen of Windows Phone 8.1. The pictures reveal a picture wallpaper in the background, something that apparently will be available to users of the updated platform. The customization feature is something that Windows Phone users have been wishing for...

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posted on 01 Mar 2014, 11:27 3

1. power_x (Posts: 264; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


I like that way , at the beginning it seems like there is no wallpaper but if you look closely there is

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 14:14 7

28. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Background image and colorful tiles looks gorgeous.

www.neowin.net/images/galleries/1821/wp9look.png

www.google.com/search?client=ms-opera-mobile&channel=new&biw=360&bih=253&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=cT4SU764AqnOyQGp_YCQDQ&q=windows+phone+background+concept&oq=windows+phone+background+concept&gs_l=mobile-gws-serp.3...13319.17337.0.17496.8.8.0.0.0.0.133.797.4j4.8.0....0...1c.1.36.mobile-gws-serp..4.4.478.EFTJjYiq65M#biv=i%7C54%3Bd%7CJYu-uZbtk3SfqM%3A

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 18:09 5

67. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


WP is simply the most beautiful OS!

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 04:21 2

87. adecvat (Posts: 274; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Made my day!

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 11:27 12

2. Credo (Posts: 748; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


I don't like this, better real backgrounds with the option to make the tiles transparent!

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 11:37 14

7. alumoyo (Posts: 364; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)


EXACTLY! Its so simple -but they just don't seem to get it! Those screenshots are really ugly!

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 12:02 7

13. mayur007 (Posts: 569; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


thats y they are microsoft

they dont get anything ...

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 13:02 2

22. papss (unregistered)


Could be worse... Like icons in rows like that MySpace OS..

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 15:04 8

41. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Nope, you can do anything you want, you can even have tiles on that "myspace" OS. Fail!
And by your biased comments, I assume you never had an Android, even if you say so. Nice try though, troll!

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 15:20 3

44. papss (unregistered)


Kid I've had plenty of android phones and most were ruined by the OS..

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 16:18 8

53. SleepingOz (unregistered)


That's why you recently bought a Note 3, right? Then you supposedly swapped it against a G2 since it's better iyo. Yet according to your recent trollish comments, you went back to the Note 3. B*tch please! If you want to lie, at least make your comments consistent.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 18:03 4

61. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


What are you doing here? I thought you don't like WP.. This is completely WP related.. Why did you even click on the article.. You love WP, don't you?.. Yeah, you really do love WP!!! I knew it!!

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 18:46 4

73. SleepingOz (unregistered)


According to flawed logic, you really love Android then. And please meg, this is internet! I post where I want. If you're not happy with your incapacity to bring a decent argument, I recommend vaseline.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 11:42 2

90. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Then it's settled.. You love WP for life.. Welcome to the club.. See, told you it was great.. See you on the next WP article.. I'm sure you'll be there...

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 12:52 1

93. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Please do yourself a favour, grow a brain. You making a fool of yourself here. Most of the PA community will agree with me.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 19:26 4

76. joey_sfb (Posts: 6039; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Strange I thought you admit a 4% market share WP OS as MySpace OS.

if you meant a 80% market share Android then you a bit bitter and delusional.

Why does wp fan need to be so defensive in every wp article, you think you can win over any one using this approach. Android is free and its being integrate into more devices making them smart. I am using it as I know its the future so do millions of developers. High end BMW Audi cars has Android integration.

Ex Nokia Vetru phones runs Android despite being pressure by MS and Nokia to run WP. The writing is on the wall. WP is a sunset OS.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 08:17

99. sbw44 (Posts: 433; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


Bam! here comes the other troll! Why are you even here?????

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 18:01 2

60. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


MySpace OS.. Lol.. Yall are crazy.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 11:38 4

8. kozza3 (Posts: 702; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


yup real backgrounds with transparent tiles would have looked better

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 18:04 6

62. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Both options would be nice...

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 11:56 3

12. hurrycanger (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


I totally agree. That would be way better than this.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 13:53 5

24. dorianb (Posts: 600; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I agree. This is probably the result of the software engineers over thinking. I don't think they've heard the term: K-I-S-S. (Keep It Simple stupid)

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 15:33

48. znellu (Posts: 74; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


There is no enough 'wall' in WP to add a 'wallpaper'. That's why they're implementing such an idea for those who want customization in their devices. And it seems to be good. It'll be odd to place images in between the tiles as it would be difficult to identify the content on the live tiles.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 18:05 2

63. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Both options would be nice... It's all about options.. But, MS is getting better.. It's obvious by looking at the list of WP8.1-0xxxx features.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 00:58 2

85. Odiin (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Completely agree,

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 11:28 9

3. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1217; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


so basically windows is just playing catch up, so its natural for it to be the fastest growing OS

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 15:05 3

42. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Right, when all you're doing is to copy others' features.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 18:07 1

64. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


WinMo didn't have Wallpapers?.. Which came first.. WinMo, or Android?... So, you're saying that anything BB had first Android copied?.... You're saying Android copied Symbian?

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 18:53 5

74. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Weren't you guys calling Samsung and Google copycat for their flatter UI? Ironic isn't it? And yeah, it's sad that both winmo and symbian used to have most of these basic features before yet their supposedly modern os is lagging behind and need to play catch up on competitors.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 22:14

79. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Well correction not just symbian, basic s40 and s30 phones had support for themes and wallpapers.

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