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Windows Phone Tango update to bring groups of Live Tiles, redesigned media controls?

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Windows Phone Tango update to bring groups of Live Tiles, redesigned media controls?
We don’t know anything for sure about the upcoming Windows Phone Tango and Apollo updates, but if we take the hint from Microsoft’s Joe Bellfiore about the names sounding pretty, those are indeed the updates that we should expect. To get a bit more specific - with Tango we can get groups of Live Tiles and redesigned media controls, if we are to believe a trusted tipster bringing a scoop to Michael Gillett, MVP in Windows Live and Senior UK Microsoft Student Partner.

The first and biggest change is said to be groups of Live Tiles that could work similarly to the way Groups of tiles are handled in Windows 8, and not in a iOS-like manner. 

The other thing that will change is media controls which will shrink to smaller size.

Now, take this with a grain of salt like any rumor, but it seems like a logical thing to happen with Windows Phone. How do you like the two new ideas of groups and smaller controls?


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posted on 19 Jan 2012, 09:01 9

1. chapizzo (Posts: 116; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)


well this windows phone OS sounds more interesting by the day. I May just get the courage to give it a try.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 09:25 10

2. shafboy (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Sep 2010)


They need people like you to give it a try :)

I took a risk, and for the first time, two years in my contract (Nearing the end) I still havent changed my phone

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 10:40 6

3. Glim12808 (Posts: 393; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I took a risk one month ago with the HTC Radar and I'm so glad I did! I love my new WP7 as much as I love my Android. Don't have any regrets at all!

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 11:27 4

4. RazaAsad (Posts: 100; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


I am looking for Lumia 900 when launched in Canada.
My only concern is weather it will be upgraded to Apollo or not.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 12:05 1

5. snowgator (Posts: 3307; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Yep, as a Focus S user, I agree with you. Months before Mango was released, Microsoft went out of it's way to ensure all 1st Gen WP owners they would get the update. Now, we haven't heard a chirp about Apollo being given to all 2nd Gen devices. I would be shocked if 1st Gen owners got Apollo, but 2nd Gen devices such as the 900 and the current crop of HTC's and Samsung's hopefully will.Tango seems to be a small enough update that it will come to all devices, even 1st Gen. We will see.

Guess I was wrong about Tango being exclusively a low end OS for use on cheap phones to sell in developing countries. Hey, I have been wrong before. Actually, I am really, really, good at being wrong....

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 14:30

6. pathmarkpolice (Posts: 102; Member since: 05 Feb 2009)


Windows Phone 7 is great, it really is just a fluid, easy to use and full featured OS. I am rocking a Nokia n9 now (Meego is awesome as well), but when it comes time to replace this bad boy, I am looking towards Windows Phone 7.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 19:49

7. CellularNinja (Posts: 303; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


Can't wait for this update. I trust Microsoft here to improve the OS greatly and continue to work hard to better it.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 23:00

8. lubba (Posts: 1312; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Keep adding those feature request on MS suggestion box. Please don't don't stop asking for Arabic language. Its the top most requested feature! Dammit! Of all the great features we all wanna see on WP!

posted on 20 Jan 2012, 02:45

9. wp7tribes (Posts: 52; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


interesting features
i would love to see them on windows phone i saw big changes on mango so i hope tango and apollo do the same or better

posted on 20 Jan 2012, 09:22

10. Cambus (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Jan 2012)


Please do you know something about update for current devices? Because I want to have Tango and Apollo version of WP installed on my device (for example Nokia Lumia 800 or HTC Titan).

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