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These images could be showing how your Windows 10 home and app screens will look like

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These images could be showing how your Windows 10 home and app screens will look like
Back in the end of September, it became clear that Microsoft will be making what feels like yet another attempt at unifying its various platforms into a singular entity with Windows 10. So much so in fact that it literally pronounced Windows Phone dead – it's all Windows 10 now, whether we're talking a PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

The desktop strand of Windows 10 is currently in its public beta testing phase, allowing the PC crowd to take a peek at the new changes, but the mobile version has so far remained out of sight for the most part. A new image of unverified legitimacy (courtesy of Windows Phone Italy) seemingly changes that, for we're treated to both a tile-happy homescreen and an app drawer, both of which feature a full-blown background wallpaper. In case you're unaware, the latest version of Windows Phone (8.1) only allows for the background to fill the iconic tiles, not take a spot behind them, and the app drawer is not available for customization, either.

Obviously, these images could have been tampered with, so hold your horses for now – we should be hearing more about Windows 10 for mobile devices soon.


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posted on 04 Jan 2015, 03:57 2

1. uzimafioso (Posts: 206; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


So finally WP or whatever they call it will get proper wallpapers. Sigh i might just get a Win 10 phone...

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 04:10 1

2. tigermcm (Posts: 851; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


uhhhh that was made available with wp8.1

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 04:42 14

6. LoLo_G (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Jan 2015)


if u would have read the article properly ' In case you're unaware, the latest version of Windows Phone (8.1) only allows for the background to fill the iconic tiles, not take a spot behind them, and the app drawer is not available for customization, either. '
WP and Android phone user here !!

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 04:23

3. yahia_malka (Posts: 186; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


It was available since WP 8.1 -_-

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 05:18 9

9. StreetNerd (Posts: 819; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


nope it wasnt '-_-' read LoLo_G's comment

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 08:37

19. shamashu9 (Posts: 142; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Fake. LOOK AT THE FAKE APP NAMED "FAKE POST"..

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 08:53 5

20. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


No, that app actualy exists...

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 11:23 1

31. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Wallpaper? You're easy to please. I'm waiting for Android phones to run full blown Chrome OS when connected to a monitor. And you want wallpapers!

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 11:51

33. hemedans (Posts: 460; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


and i cant wait for cherry trail in my lumia 1530. full blown windows in phablet

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 17:33

41. Penny (Posts: 1647; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


I think Windows might get there first...and that is something I'm definitely looking forward to. From what I can tell, Windows 10 already gets us to that point, it's just going to be a question of whether or not the mobile hardware can adequately run the OS in a docked mode with monitor, keyboard and everything.

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 08:37 1

47. Veigald (Posts: 290; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


Fullblown Chrome OS? Thus a browser?

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 06:58

46. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


I might get one if it's truly like a desktop windows, I don't care about the .exe files, but I do want to customize my phone the way I do for my laptop.

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 04:39

4. GenericFanboy (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


LOL! Photo Is obviously photoshoped just look at the bottom right of the "phone" in both pic 1 & 2. Clearly the black is outside the white in pic 2. Horrible editing...

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 04:47

7. GenericFanboy (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


Also look at the top left of "phone" in pic 1 & 2. Lol who's buying this? And the hand in pic 2 on the left side of the phone where they both meet...

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 05:24 3

10. StreetNerd (Posts: 819; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


its the shadow of his finger covering it..... horrible eyes

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 05:29

12. GenericFanboy (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


It looks more like a horribly drawn hand holding the phone. Still... ignore the hand there's still 99 problems wrong with this photo.

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 05:32 1

13. GenericFanboy (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


You probably can't see it on your low res iPhone screen.

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 22:45

44. StreetNerd (Posts: 819; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


my low res iPhone???? check my profile and see what phones i have.... thn talk.... lol pretty dumb flamer kid

http://www.phonearena.com/user/StreetNerd/phones

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 05:40

14. GenericFanboy (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


Wait, clear that stuff out of your eyes and re-read my comment.

"the hand in pic 2 on the left side of the phone"

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 11:00

27. GenericFanboy (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


OK let's ignore the hand, mind explainin the top left(pic 1) and bottom right(pic 2)?

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 16:45

39. GenericFanboy (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


Honestly don't see why you getting upvoted when clearly this photo is fake.

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 04:39 2

5. Hashed (unregistered)


I like what I see here. and can't wait to upgrade my Microsoft smartphone when the new models come out with Windows 10.
But isn't it weird to have "Fake Post" at the end of the list in the second picture?!

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 04:52

8. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)


YES! Exactly THAT I wanted to see when they announced the wallpaper support on home screen for WP 8.1. THIS!
But I am slightly confused. Wasnt Windows 10 on phones supposed to be a whole new experience, like everything wouldnt be all based on Live Tiles anymore and so on? Like, I am betting on my phone and tablet that I read an article here that Windows was searching for a person, who could create a whole new unique UI for the Windows 10.

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 06:43 3

16. elitewolverine (Posts: 5089; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


They never said they were getting rid of tiles. If you look at windows 10, the screen will be adaptive in nature. Tablets will have a tile/desktop switch. It already does but it is not a fast switch and requires a log in/out. And if you look at the windows 10 picture announcement, the phone clearly shows tiles like it has today.

What we are waiting for is interactive tiles, and blowout tiles. I also would like a grid based landscape view, where the tiles would 'twist' in place and according to their grouping on which ones would 'switch'.

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 05:26

11. lalalaman (Posts: 630; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


must be WP 8.1 update 3

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 05:51

15. noler (Posts: 322; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


*update 2

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 09:06

21. lalalaman (Posts: 630; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


yes maybe

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 07:29

17. Sealblaighter (Posts: 203; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Again this style? I have read the new Windows is going to look similar to Android OS. The main Menu is a list. I hate it much.

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 09:26 3

22. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Why would WP look try to look like an OS when that OS has been trying more and more like Windows Phone?.

Live Tiles are a major part of WP experience only a fool would dispose of the future of homescreens. Icons are old school.

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 10:35 1

25. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Because one is just about the absolute top of the food chain while other is I guess, fertilizer at least.

Dispose of the future of home screens???

Fact is the world wants one of these, the other is not so much desired.

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 10:44 2

26. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


A large part of why Android sells because of its thousands of devices. Not necessarily because it Android, in any case Live Tiles will be imitated by more than just Blinkfeed and magazine UX you'll probably see the next Galaxy flagship ripping live Tiles. Its the best homescreen.

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 11:51

32. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Flatness doesn't count as trying to look like WP - Android 2.3 started going flat and WP wasn't even out yet.

That, and WP always had a list.

That, and WP will always suck balls.

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 18:45

42. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


What have you been smoking?, go look up the history of Flatness. Windows Phone was the first smartphone OS to implement Flat UI when Android and iOS was doing Skeuomorphism UI, they then followed WP UI design philosophy.. You just made up history lol.

If you want to get technical the first elements of Flat UI started with Encarta 95 and MSN 2.0 . Zune, WP followed was the natural progression.

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 19:29

43. remmolacha (Posts: 4; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Windows v1.0 was also flat

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 05:04

45. Sealblaighter (Posts: 203; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I think Windows Mobile 6.5 looks better.

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 14:10 2

36. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


The list is stylishly simple and gives a clear summary of your apps, unlike the horribly cluttered app grids of Android and iOS. I love it much. ;-)

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 07:49

18. Mfa901 (Posts: 250; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


finally the tiles have a wallpaper option like launcher8 :p

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 09:49

23. Settings (Posts: 1472; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Facebook beta? The official one? Not from MS?

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 10:09 1

24. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I don't see much difference with the Start Screen, and I hate hate hate the background idea in the App list. It needs to stay simple and uncluttered, so the list loads fast and stays readable.

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 11:14

29. elitewolverine (Posts: 5089; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


most likely the background will not 'switch' The canvas will stay put while the list is already preloaded (its just text shortcuts a whole 1mb of space...wooo).

So if anything, there will be no slow down, no need to load anything. Readable yes, if anything the text color should be an option so it can be changed to match a background and stay readable.

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 11:10

28. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1524; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Hmm looks like more customization for windows smart phones however Microsoft still needs to round off the 4 corners of it's tiles or have the 4 sides of their tiles curve out slightly to give them a better look. the 90 degree corner design for their User Interface is still ugly to some folks. the need a face lift

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 11:15

30. elitewolverine (Posts: 5089; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


if the background is allowed, people can use transparent tiles...or if allowed, a alpha channel on the tile. That would be great cause then they can make any style without being stuck to the icon frame. Just would be stuck to dimensions and thats its.

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 14:06

35. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Ugly to some folks, beautiful to others. Me among them...

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 13:20

34. Said1995 (Posts: 9; Member since: 15 Nov 2014)


I think its windows phone 8.1 update 2 (gdr2) it can't be windows 10 as it's rumoured to bring different experience

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 15:15 2

37. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Damn, it's looking gorgeous.....

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 15:21

38. highwaysnobbery (Posts: 22; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)


I won't even look at Windows Phone until they fix that damn app drawer. I replaced my only WinPhone after a few weeks of trying to use it. I don't mean to hate but it really annoyed me to have to create a tile for every app that wasn't near the top of the list.

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 16:46 4

40. elitewolverine (Posts: 5089; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


It takes less swipes and movements than Droid most of the time. Like just now had to hit settings, two swipes then an app with b three swipes. For my Lumia each been two. Not including on either Droid or WP, the tapping of the app. WP filter is fast, if you can't press a letter and then z to go all the way down the list. Then having to swipe through 5-8 pages on a Droid must suck.

posted on 05 Jan 2015, 14:03

48. fernancgf (Posts: 15; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


I hope that this photos are fake... Windows Phone isn't perfect but the beauty of the OS is that is simplistic and minimalistic... That pic seem crowded to me and seems like a cheap idea to have something similar to a wallpaper...

I'm using an Android device now and the app gap between Android and Windows Phone is more than obvious even if is better now but... To be honest... I miss Windows Phone... It was so clean and so polished always... I was playing around with a Lumia 930 the other day and god what a terrific device... and what a great OS!

There are a lot of apps that Windows Phone is missing but I like the OS and I see true future in the Ecosystem... Microsoft could be the next Apple and have the full ecosystem covered (Desktop+Laptop+Tablet+Smartphone) something that Google/Android will never be...

Android does a lot of things that Windows Phone isn't capable of but the ones that Windows Phone does are really well done and in a much more classy way than Android does...

I love Android devices for specs and Apps but there are design inconsistencies everywhere, it doesn't have an identity.

I'm waiting to see the new Windows Phone devices... Looking for a Lumia 930 or Lumia 1020 successor :)

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