Purported images of background picture on Windows Phone 8.1 start screen emerge

Purported images of background picture on Windows Phone 8.1 start screen emerge
It has been rumored, and all but confirmed, that with the Windows Phone 8.1 update, there might be the added feature to make the Live Tiles part of the background image of the start screen. The possibility has been posited by some reputable sources, but we are not so certain about these pictures that recently surfaced.

First, the feature, often referred to as “skinnery,” is definitely going to be a love-hate thing. For those that do not like the plain color themes of Live Tiles, making the tiles part of the picture itself is going to be an appealing option.

As for these photos, it would be nice if there was an accompanying video to see these tiles in action. Of course, the fact that they are all pretty much exactly the same picture and they are showing up on a Lumia 520 raises our doubts a bit as well. Even if it is the work of a talented artist, it is not a bad rendering of what it could look like.

Taking that aside, what do you think of being able to use the Live Tiles and start screen as the mosaic for the picture of your choice?

Sources: gdgtArena via WMPoweruser


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