These images could be showing how your Windows 10 home and app screens will look like

Back in the end of September, it became clear that Microsoft will be making what feels like yet another attempt at unifying its various platforms into a singular entity in Windows 10. So much so in fact that it literally pronounced Windows Phone dead – it's all Windows 10 now, whether we're talking a PC, a laptop, a tablet, or a smartphone...
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48 Comments

26. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

A large part of why Android sells because of its thousands of devices. Not necessarily because it Android, in any case Live Tiles will be imitated by more than just Blinkfeed and magazine UX you'll probably see the next Galaxy flagship ripping live Tiles. Its the best homescreen.

32. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Flatness doesn't count as trying to look like WP - Android 2.3 started going flat and WP wasn't even out yet. That, and WP always had a list. That, and WP will always suck balls.

42. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

What have you been smoking?, go look up the history of Flatness. Windows Phone was the first smartphone OS to implement Flat UI when Android and iOS was doing Skeuomorphism UI, they then followed WP UI design philosophy.. You just made up history lol. If you want to get technical the first elements of Flat UI started with Encarta 95 and MSN 2.0 . Zune, WP followed was the natural progression.

43. remmolacha

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Windows v1.0 was also flat

45. Sealblaighter

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I think Windows Mobile 6.5 looks better.

36. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

The list is stylishly simple and gives a clear summary of your apps, unlike the horribly cluttered app grids of Android and iOS. I love it much. ;-)

18. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

finally the tiles have a wallpaper option like launcher8 :p

23. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Facebook beta? The official one? Not from MS?

24. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I don't see much difference with the Start Screen, and I hate hate hate the background idea in the App list. It needs to stay simple and uncluttered, so the list loads fast and stays readable.

29. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

most likely the background will not 'switch' The canvas will stay put while the list is already preloaded (its just text shortcuts a whole 1mb of space...wooo). So if anything, there will be no slow down, no need to load anything. Readable yes, if anything the text color should be an option so it can be changed to match a background and stay readable.

28. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Hmm looks like more customization for windows smart phones however Microsoft still needs to round off the 4 corners of it's tiles or have the 4 sides of their tiles curve out slightly to give them a better look. the 90 degree corner design for their User Interface is still ugly to some folks. the need a face lift

30. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

if the background is allowed, people can use transparent tiles...or if allowed, a alpha channel on the tile. That would be great cause then they can make any style without being stuck to the icon frame. Just would be stuck to dimensions and thats its.

35. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Ugly to some folks, beautiful to others. Me among them...

34. Said1995

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 15, 2014

I think its windows phone 8.1 update 2 (gdr2) it can't be windows 10 as it's rumoured to bring different experience

37. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Damn, it's looking gorgeous.....

38. highwaysnobbery

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

I won't even look at Windows Phone until they fix that damn app drawer. I replaced my only WinPhone after a few weeks of trying to use it. I don't mean to hate but it really annoyed me to have to create a tile for every app that wasn't near the top of the list.

40. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

It takes less swipes and movements than Droid most of the time. Like just now had to hit settings, two swipes then an app with b three swipes. For my Lumia each been two. Not including on either Droid or WP, the tapping of the app. WP filter is fast, if you can't press a letter and then z to go all the way down the list. Then having to swipe through 5-8 pages on a Droid must suck.

48. fernancgf

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I hope that this photos are fake... Windows Phone isn't perfect but the beauty of the OS is that is simplistic and minimalistic... That pic seem crowded to me and seems like a cheap idea to have something similar to a wallpaper... I'm using an Android device now and the app gap between Android and Windows Phone is more than obvious even if is better now but... To be honest... I miss Windows Phone... It was so clean and so polished always... I was playing around with a Lumia 930 the other day and god what a terrific device... and what a great OS! There are a lot of apps that Windows Phone is missing but I like the OS and I see true future in the Ecosystem... Microsoft could be the next Apple and have the full ecosystem covered (Desktop+Laptop+Tablet+Smartphone) something that Google/Android will never be... Android does a lot of things that Windows Phone isn't capable of but the ones that Windows Phone does are really well done and in a much more classy way than Android does... I love Android devices for specs and Apps but there are design inconsistencies everywhere, it doesn't have an identity. I'm waiting to see the new Windows Phone devices... Looking for a Lumia 930 or Lumia 1020 successor :)
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