Leaked images of latest Windows 10 for phone build show noticeable changes to Live Tiles

Leaked images of latest Windows 10 for phone build show noticeable changes to Live Tiles
The as-yet unreleased update to Windows 10 for phones, build 10070, looks to squeeze every available pixel out of the screen as Live Tiles get nice and cozy.

The screenshots are pruportedly taken off a Samsung ATIV S, which has a 4.8-inch 720p display, and show standard size tiles lined up four-abreast with narrower borders between all of them.

Since so much of the platform is still in development, it is possible that this is a scaling issue. At the same time, things fit pretty well too. However, on a device the size of an ATIV S, the small tiles must look really, really small. It would however, allow for arguably better utilization of the extra-large tile set-up that will be part of the final product.

As for build 10070, it is said to be quite buggy, not to be unexpected given the Insider program. It is great to work with the program and provide feedback, but Windows 10 is not ideal as a daily driver.

What do you think of the look overall? From Windows Phone 8 forward, the platform makes pretty good use of the screen space already. A set-up like this would look great on a device like the Lumia 1520, but certainly not ideal for smaller-screened Windows Phones.

sources: windowsmania.pl via WMPU and Windows Central



1. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

still a retarded os , doesnt have even whatsapp call while even blackberry .. --'

6. Bondurant

Posts: 786; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Blame whatsup, not the OS.

17. maherk

Posts: 7017; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

when developers don't feel the need to bring their latest version of app, then their is something wrong with the OS that is pushing them away from supporting this OS.

21. Bondurant

Posts: 786; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Not rocket science to bring whatsup to Windows OS. Just that whatsup developers are being greedy and lazy.

73. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

"Greedy and lazy"? So you're saying they should bring the app to WP even though it wouldn't make them money? Last time I checked, WhatsApp isn't a charity. If there's no incentive to developing for WP, why bother? Is it "greedy and lazy" that they haven't developed an app for Symbian? How about WebOS?

74. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

WebOS is completely dead so your argument is completely invalid. You should try again much harder.

75. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

ITT : Fanboys defending their beloved OSes. How pathetic are these guys! I mean f**k it. Use whatever the f**k you want. Stop with the bulls**t arguments. Lets others discuss their favorite OS and just stfu.

53. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I think it's less about the OS itself and more about the minuscule user base.

87. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

thats the most lame excuse ever where they hessitant when only 100k android phones were in market

37. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

there're no users so blame the os

40. Bondurant

Posts: 786; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

They have more users than Blackberry. Yet whatsup is on blackberry because they probably greedy want extra money or making deals with google not to develop app for Windows.

42. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

WhatsApp belongs to Facebook.

44. Bondurant

Posts: 786; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

No wonder. Facebook founder spends most of his time in his pajamas watching girls at the park.

67. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

It's amazing what rationalizations WP users come up with...

10. zombee9

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

Actually a brilliant and responsive OS. Even on a £120 phone.

13. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Don't confuse OS with apps WP is even better in many categories than Android or IOS. Plus its only the matter of time since WP receive WhatsApp update.

16. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

out of pure honesty can you name some things ??

32. faptastic

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

Better security (one hole in the last 4 years) vs iOS 20-30 holes patched just in iOS8.3. More responsive OS vs Android and iOS if you compare similar specced devices (the iPhone 5c here is clearly more sluggish and slower than the half as expensive Lumia 735 next to it) things like battery sense, data sense, device hub, sunlight readability, screen profiles, more uniform look in and out of apps, more useful and informative and personal home screen, file explorer, SD card support, encryption since day 1, sensorcore, nfc useful for all apps, ability to download torrents and play webm in apps, ability to (like android) open everything with any app I would like (and still maintaining security and sandbox), waaaay better battery life management, far better multithreading support, waaay better keyboard with better text prediction and far less mistakes, possibility to swipe on it, it simply beats all third party keyboards on iOS (where those keyboards are a security risk too) and the list goes on and on. These are just some of the things I miss when using my iphone vs my Lumia. Sure they won't be as important to others, but it's simply been my experience. I also dislike how apple chose to increase touch responsiveness by limiting the touch accuracy and then adding small buttons to the UI... WP may respond 2ns slower (I personally don't notice that), but at least it always registers exactly where and when I tap.

68. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Better security? Go to IE and see how Microsoft STILL hasn't patched poodle. Oh, I thought WP could update itself without the carriers! Oopps wrong! "More responsive OS vs Android" Not anymore. "battery sense, data sense, device hub, sunlight readability" All were on android before WP "more uniform look in and out of apps" Not true. You need to look at more apps if you think there any better "more useful and informative and personal home screen" Debateable. And Android allows you to make your homescreen whatever you want, even WP style if that makes you happy. "file explorer, SD card support, " Both in android, and apps can store data there as well. "encryption since day 1" Good luck enabling it! Even in the WP10 preview they finally give the option for an end user to use it, and so far it does nothing! "sensorcore" Not a WP exclusive by anymeans "nfc useful for all apps" That's apple's problem, not android "ability to download torrents and play webm in apps" Same on android with webm being natively supported. I got that you were comparing mostly to ios, but ios sucks from a geek perspective. There are many rough edges that WP10 will finally solve.

79. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Wp can update itself without carrier i have the international Australian version that's not tied to any brand and i update when the update rolls out microsoft also offers a service that bypasses carriers for like $10 for all the updates not just one the homescreen is pretty informative like the guy mentioned you can pin very specific things like i can pin a tile with new specific to words or topic , pin instagram tiles for specific hashtags only it's pretty cool i mostly agree on most of the rest although i don't see why you went into wp10 which doesn't even run properly yet

78. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

1. better security because of small user base 2. my friends have a 5c and isn't as smooth as my 1520 but it is no way sluggish or slow 3. that's very true and apparents in my parent's lumia 830 4. these are all features that come on all oses under different names 5.sunlight readibility that's a nokia feature not wp (clearblack displays) 6.i agree on home screen 7. file explorer should be the norm 8. keybard may be amazing but is missing hapticfeedback but yes i agree with you on the fact that Wp is better then iphone in most cases except apps

36. hemedans

Posts: 761; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

1.you can choose which app to run in background, and save battery and ram. 2.you can pin app features or setting in home setting. example of amazing thing i can do with this feature is with bing(msn) sport. i can pin almost any football club in my home screen and act as an app with live tile, live score, fixtures, club news and statistics 3. built in feature like ant theft(gdr 2), blacklist message and contacts,

39. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

As the 32 and 36 there are many things as i can name more battery and ram management. Good swipe with support for a lot of language. More support in updating your phone and it get no problem when updating (unlike Google nexus7 and many others) Simplicity of the OS you can get lost in the setting of Android and IOS. Using more of the hardware like what IOS does. And so on.

69. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

WP had issues updating. They don't make a recovery tool for nothing :) Actually, it updates just like windows does. Quite backwards - it installs, then it reboots to install further, then it reboots and keeps installing. Android? Apply delta update, reboot, rebuild app data via art, done.

64. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Nice for WP fan to share their love for their favorite OS. Things said here are non-specific which only remind me of my versatile mobile OS of choice Android. To sum up let hear from the expert from Forbes; "So this trend to phablets further dwindles the odds of a Microsoft comeback as a major personal technology competitor. Windows 10 may be coming, but its relevance looks increasingly like that of new Blackberry models. There is little reason to care about Microsoft mobile products, because the products are years late and poorly positioned for leading edge customers. Further, developers will already be onto new competitive platforms long before the outdated Microsoft products make it to market. Without share Microsoft won’t capture developers, without developers Microsoft won’t have a robust app market, without apps Microsoft won’t capture customers, without customers Microsoft can’t build share — and that’s the terrible whirlpool Microsoft is captured within." http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamhartung/2015/03/28/why-phablet-growth-is-really-bad-news-for-microsoft/2/

81. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

1billion+ device reach over night....yes developers will shy away from this. Not to mention millions and millions of connected homes, because you know, chromecast can work on its own without a second device... point is, windows 10 will address all that and more for devs. If devs want to miss out on 1billion devices...so be it.

86. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

WhatsApp IS on WindowsPhone.. I have it and use it.. so might want to know what your talking about before you open your mouth.

2. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Looks way better than that rainbow os of Apple.lol

18. maherk

Posts: 7017; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You wish :) Not an Apple fan, but this looks terrible when compared to any other UI.

25. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it seems a few people agree with fyahking IOS has looked the same for 7 years now , while WP went from two sized titles that filled a screen horizontally to more rows and 4 size variation

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