Check out the newest screenshots from Windows 10 Mobile

Check out the newest screenshots from Windows 10 Mobile
Microsoft might be releasing Windows 10 next month, but the mobile version of its latest operating system would probably be shipping in September at the earliest. Besides the opening of the Windows platform for easy porting of Android and iOS apps, Microsoft has demonstrated Continuum, or how one and the same app, like Outlook, can start off on the phone, then move to a tablet, then to a laptop or even a much larger screen. The kicker is that not only your work seamlessly transitions between those, but the interface morphs to adapt for the different input methods on all of these devices.

We've seen some screenshots of the actual mobile interface before on the official Windows blog, which showed that there will be the tried-and-true "hamburger" menu, which Microsoft will only be using it where it makes sense, and not in the Gallery app interface on phones, for instance. Moreover, the "three dots" context menu we are accustomed to from you know which mobile OS, is present, too, but thankfully situated in the lower right corner, reachable with your thumb only. Another very welcome novelty, and something that stock Android and iOS still don't have (save for the iPhone 6 Plus interface), is the landscape mode, which quickly redraws content and navigation imagery to fit a wider, shorter aspect narrative. 

The newest leaked batch of screenshots from Windows 10 Mobile that you see below shows that you will be able to pin the new Edge browser websites to the home screen, and there will be a dark theme to go with your colorful tiles. There are a few other subtle changes, that you can follow in the slideshow below, too.



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52 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

I like it a lot!

2. gaming64 unregistered

I like everything except the main menu. It gives me seizures.

15. talon95

Posts: 985; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Exactly!

51. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

It can be made as subdued or loud as you want. You can control the background image (or just make it black), you can control the tile colors, you can control how transparent the tiles are. I have a black background with slightly-transparent blue tiles right now.

3. Browndynamite

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 01, 2015

Looks good!

4. Browndynamite

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 01, 2015

WP optimisation is really good

5. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

These look really good. As the PC version is almost finished, they are winding down on it and focusing on the mobile version.

6. XperiaX

Posts: 66; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

i really like the UI, preparing to give a try when it release...

7. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Now is the time to buy a WP device. Anyone suggest me an affordable one?

10. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I believe that, and I cant remember the source, Microsoft said that any phone that is currently running WP 8.1 will receive the windows 10 update. I, myself, picked up a Nokia Lumia 822 on ebay for $50.00 and I have been playing around with it for about a week and a half now. Its not a bad phone but one of the things that has always been an issue with Windows Phone has been the lack of mainstream apps and no Google apps. There are alternative apps for the mainstream apps but they seem to be not as good. All and all not a bad experience though...

11. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Well, I just want to experience WP for a change. No Google apps certainly make it impossible to use as a daily driver.

12. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

I suggest the 6xx series 640/640 xl are the newest ones.

13. ballaonnabudget

Posts: 38; Member since: May 15, 2013

I would suggest the Lumia 640 its 140.00 unlocked. Don't get anything older than last years low end models if you want the full windows 10 experience.

34. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

What country are you in? Are you using a GSM carrier?

20. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

1520 for like 250 on ebay. Or the 640/xl

29. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

I recommend 930, excellent device.

41. jojon

Posts: 426; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

L 830..relaceable battery and card slot up to 128GB with a Pureview cam and cheaper than the L930

8. Tizo101

Posts: 515; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

So I'm only gonna buy a Microsoft handset in September then (almost bought it this month)

9. YodhaMali

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

Looks dull and hackneyed with no colorful eye candy at all. All I see is a bland dark theme all over the UI.

16. talon95

Posts: 985; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Yeah, i don't know why all the black. The useful elements on each page really don't stand out at all.

52. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Agreed. They still don't have the most friendly settings menus.

14. talon95

Posts: 985; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I still can't handle the home screen. I mean it's more functional than an app drawer I suppose, but still just horrible. If that was your website home page you'd fire your web designer and your customers would write you hate mail. Look up the best websites, or the top design rules. Simple and clean are at the top of most lists. I want my home screen to look simple and clean with minimal buttons and a pleasing aesthetic that makes me feel relaxed. Microsoft home screen is an abomination to say the least. If work was feeling stressful before i pulled out my windows phone I will probably feel even worse after looking at it. (that goes for Windows 8 as well) They must be smoking a pile of weed in Seattle to still feel relaxed looking at that mess!

18. vladone885

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

you can personalize your home screen and keep it as clean as you want it to be ;) even the icon size can be modified. i think is the most customizable home screen from all OS.

37. talon95

Posts: 985; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I have never seen it look clean. And certainly not the "most" customizable. I did some searches and of the hundreds of images NONE of them were simple and clean. The very best one I have ever seen is from Elitewolverine below with just some simple icons down the side. Not what I want but better than the usual mess. Even "theguy" down below who has a single background image has tiles breaking it all up. I don't know if there is some theme engine or something to remove all that but I'm not seeing anyone with a home screen even remotely appealing to me. IMO it's just really bad design, and has minimal options for customization. Square, rectangle, and big rectangle are not what I consider customization. That's fine though, enjoy it if you enjoy it. As long as I have the option to turn it off on PC I suppose I will live with the rest of Win 10.

46. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

It may look messy set the beginning but when you customize it yourself you actually find it very simple and apps are also fast to reach folders are great too you don't understand unless you try.

19. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

I left iPhone because it didn't have Tiles! Seriously, tiles are addictive! I can't imagine going back to static icons!

21. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

And yet androids home screens are always a cluttered swiping mess imo. Unless using a launcher and even then its a maybe. yes so cluttered....http://imgur.com/VTLgR4j

24. vladone885

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

and there is also tiles art app if you want customiization one step further

38. talon95

Posts: 985; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I really don't know what you're talking about. Just do a search for windows home screens and android home screens. The difference is DRASTIC. Most Android examples are very clean and nice, rarely cluttered unless they want it that way. Here are a whole bunch.http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/cool-android-homescreens/ and that's just the first search result. When I see windows with this many options I'll look into it. Do one image search for each. Anyone who is still arguing hasn't done the search.

47. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Because despite what you may believe. Those are RARELY the norm on android. Working even in a tech department, I would say 1-2 out of 700 people in the building would have those type of lock screens. I say 1-2 because in the years I have worked here, that is the amount I have seen with a custom home screen as such. Not to mention the countless home screens I get to see of customers daily and monthly. For every homescreen you have just showed me, there is easily 1000 homescreens that are a mess.

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