Microsoft engineer: Something "Pretty Amazing" is coming to Windows Phone

Microsoft engineer: Something
According to Jerry Berg, Senior Software Development Engineer at Microsoft, something amazing is coming to Windows Phone. The actual comment that Berg said was that "something is going to happen in the Windows Phone space which is going to upset the entire world across anything...wait for it, its going to be pretty amazing." That is about all he would say, which of course will leave many of you excited, but unfulfilled.

Berg could be talking about the rumored sequel to the Nokia Lumia 1020, which for now has been given the codename "McLaren". Besides an amazing rear camera, worthy of taking over for the 41MP snapper on the Lumia 1020, this phone is rumored to feature a 3D touch system similar to Microsoft's Kinect video game system. It will allow you to control your phone without touching the screen. And it is expected to be an exclusive to Microsoft's Windows Phone handsets.

This 3D Touch system would probably be considered "pretty amazing" and the new phone is believed to be coming to the marketplace in time for the 2014 holiday season. This means you should prepare yourself to be amazed by the fourth quarter of this year. Berg made his comment during a podcast, and a video of the comment can be seen by clicking on the video below.



source: WMPoweruser

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79 Comments

1. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Hope so. Because so far there has been nothing that is 'amazing' coming from WP.

5. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

WP UI changed the game. Thats pretty amazing.

8. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

And exactly how did it do that?

11. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

By making a UI nobody wants on their phone or PC.

13. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3148; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Right, that's why iOS7 and KitKat adopted the flat UI. Since nobody wanted it, they just forced it on everybody.

14. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

That's just a style element, absolutely no actual functionality. I am not trying to bash WP. Maybe there are some real functional elements copied by iOS or Android, but that ain't it

19. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3148; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Which part of "User INTERFACE" is the most difficult to understand?

54. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Ugly tiles

31. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

The flat UI allows for a cleaner look but both iOS and Android don't need it to be successful. It certainly hasn't helped Windows.

55. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

We can say iOS and android implemented flat UI right! LiveItUp is burning because he thinks everybody is copying WP metro style but no one gives his beloved company credit.

43. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

It might be flat because of styling trends but it isn't mindnumbingly stupid like metro is. Like, let's take flat so extreme we ditched lines to clearly segment options or we made everything look so similar and we cut off words at will.

22. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

By making an OS that influenced everyone to jump off the Skeuomorphism UI bandwagon and onto the Flat UI one.

30. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

If you want a cleaner look flat is the way to go. And the flat UI certainly hasn't helped Windows in any way.

33. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

What do you mean it hadn't help Windows. The OS is growing. The UI design has been lauded. Of course it helps Windows. People are actually seeing that MS is a trendsetter , how is that a bad thing?

35. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3148; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Why do you bother? He/she has already told you it's a cleaner look, iOS and Android have adopted it - but they didn't need it, wink wink. After all that, he/she still claims it hasn't helped Windows. Reminds me of when Audi introduced the 5000 sedan back in '85 and everybody called it an ugly jellybean. The following year Ford debuted the Taurus and before you knew it, everybody was driving jellybeans.

65. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Nice car to choose an analogy on, the one with fly by wire throttle that drove through the back side of hundreds of peoples garages an is still banned in public garages to this day. Pos killer design, that killed.

47. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I guess you can classify the number of people using Windows phone as growth but the public has clearly rejected the platform and its interface. And as I said in my previous comments if both Android and iOS ignored the flat look it would have no effect on the market.

34. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Which android version is Skeuomorphism? Besides WP has the ugliest UI. Their color and the boxes are too random, all over the place. There is zero good design and concepts being applied. Too me this is an excellent eample of a sloppy design. http://cdn04.androidauthority.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/wp8-launcher-screens.jpg

36. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3148; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I'll have whatever it is you're smoking.

38. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

You don't win OS design awards from The Industrial Designers Society of America by being sloppy , You don't get the co founder of one of the largest tech companies on Earth calling WP more beautiful than Android and iOS, you don't influence UI design within your rivals and the World in general, when you are ugly and sloppy. What you do get is Hypocrites and haters. http://www.webpronews.com/steve-wozniak-calls-windows-phone-more-beautiful-than-iphone-android-2012-04

45. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Well, I just don't like metro design. Its a sore eye. Even all my colleagues around 60 plus think that metro design is unpleasant. None is carrying a lumia. If fact we are given 4 625 free and no body wants it. They rather buy an iPhone or whatever phone with a grant.

48. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Beauty is subjective. I happen to dislike the tile look on my PC and my phone.

56. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Man that hurt my eyes badly :p

53. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

*Tears coming out of curiosity* Pfffft

63. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2359; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Yup.. Moved away from dead icons grid

71. dr.c33

Posts: 19; Member since: May 31, 2014

AGAIN. The flat design has been trending on web design and modern art before WP7 was even announced. SO DUDE, please educate yourself :'( I feel so sorry that you missed out on education. WP merely adapted the flat design onto their UI. first flat UI on a mobile device? yes. started the trend of flat design? no. are you ignorant? yes! :D

44. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

There's been certainly more amazing things coming out of Microsoft/WP than from Google/Android since 2011 (not counting in Android L since it is yet to be mass released).

57. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Yet its catching up.....

58. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Seriously, what "Amazing" has come from any platform?

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