Windows 10 Mobile core apps and the Store's hamburger menu are updated by Microsoft

Windows 10 Mobile core apps and the Store's hamburger menu are updated by Microsoft
On Friday, Microsoft sent out updates to various Windows 10 Mobile core apps. Among those updated were Windows Alarms & Clock, and Microsoft Photos. Others updated include Calendar, Xbox and Outlook Mail. Unfortunately, no changelist was sent out with the updates which most likely means that the proverbial bug fixes and performance improvements were the reason for their existence.

Another update went out on Friday from Microsoft to the Windows 10 Mobile Store. The update added a few new additions to the hamburger menu. For those unfamiliar with that term, it is the name for the symbol composed of three straight horizontal lines. Think of the top and bottom lines as being the buns and the middle line as being the meat.

Clicking on the hamburger menu now will give you more information about your account, such as an overall look at it, payment options and the ability to redeem a discount code. Clicking on each link will take you to the appropriate website using your Microsoft Edge browser. Another change will allow the Store to show you inside the search bar, apps that it suggests you download.

Keep your eyes peeled for the core updates and the one to the Windows 10 Mobile Store. They should all be here soon if they haven't been downloaded and installed already.


source: WindowsCentral (1), (2)

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24 Comments

1. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

As told by Satya Nadella, he doesnt want Windows to be anything like the ones on the market but alas, so many areas are like rip-offs of bits and pieces from many ones. In this case, the hamburger menu is a carbon copy from Android.

2. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

*Breaking News* Microsoft can't even make a hamburger right.

3. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

I'm pretty sure that it was not maded by Android. Also copying can be considered a good thing improving is always good it's ok to barrow some things well till its not exact copying.

4. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

To bad Windows used them in 1985, 20yrs before Android was a fart in the wind. 20yrs... http://news.softpedia.com/news/Android-s-Controversial-Hamburger-Button-Was-First-Used-by-Microsoft-in-1985-480885.shtml

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

lol.....Yeah so much resemblance with 'Hamburger menu' in your link and their current version of MS's hamburger menu. /sarcasm Just look at the blatant similarities between Android's hamburger menu and MS's. Maybe try taking off your those fanboy glasses, you might see it clearly. now compare the similarity between Android's hamburger menu and Windows 1985 menu in your link with their current iteration.

6. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

wth did you try to write? Considering this is literally 30yrs later, I highly doubt any system looks the same.. Ok lets diagnosis as if somehow android, which uses 300+ patents to even function, built upon a system they didn't even create Java, and an icon system they didn't create and and and more...but yes lets look at this one icon which somehow android has laid claim too...eyeroll Seriously lets look at it... Three lines to symbolize menu? check flyout? Check Doesn't cover full screen? Check Upper left? Check A line to separate grouped sections? yup, Check. Everyone here in IT is simply just laughing their rear ends off at your comment, really needed the laughs at a 5am shift start on a Saturday, thanks.

10. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Except three lines symbol there is absolutely nothing in common. Flyout - Nope its drop down Doesn't cover full screen ? LOL.....now you're saying MS invented non-full screen menus ?! Upper left - Nope. Android's implementation isn't upper left. Its entire left which MS has copied which wasn't available in 1985 menu. A line to seperate grouped section - Nope. In old style line is not used to seperate 'grouped' section but for every item. Now lets flip the table and see the other side, -Sliding from left ? Check -Rounded account picture ? Check. Notice how they very conveniently departed from square and boxy icon pics to copy Google with round profile pics. -Account holder name next to picture ? Check. Funny how they only moved from top to bottom in order to differentiate themselves. Blatant copy of field names ?: -'My Library' as seen on Android. Yup -'Apps' instead of 'My Apps' on android. Woah innovation ! -'Settings' in seperate section. Check -'View account' instead of 'My account' on android. Much different -'Reedem a code' instead of 'Reedem' on android. Classy If MS, wanted they could have done that in their own iconic way of bottom left corner but the fact they didn't and decided to blatantly copy Google is just too obvious. Over n out.

12. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

"Doesn't cover full screen ? LOL.....now you're saying MS invented non-full screen menus ?" No. He's saying that the menu covers part of the screen, unlike Google's apps a few years ago, which covered the whole screen. "A line to seperate A line to seperate grouped section - Nope. In old style line is not used to seperate 'grouped' section but for every item. " Clearly, it was not for every item but for grouping sections if you saw the pictures. "Upper left - Nope. Android's implementation isn't upper left. Its entire left ..." The icon is upper left. "-Sliding from left ? Check" Sliding menu was there in 2012 windows charms bar and other apps like Facebook and Path app which were there before it was implemented in Google's apps. "Rounded account picture ? Check. Notice how they very conveniently departed from square and boxy icon pics to copy Google with round profile pics." I wouldn't go too far to say "LOL...now you're saying that Google invented round profile pics". Rounded profile pics existed before Google implemented it like in Pinterest and Vine. "Account holder name next to picture ? Check. Funny how they only moved from top to bottom in order to differentiate themselves." Not sure where you got that from, but wasn't that the norm to display account names next to a picture? And when they place it at the top, you'd be like "hueheuehuehue they copied Android". Since they placed it elsewhere, you're now like "huehuehuehue they placed it at the bottom to differentiate themselves". "-'My Library' as seen on Android. Yup" Where is 'My Library' on the play store? "-'Apps' instead of 'My Apps' on android. Woah innovation !" Because they slightly changed the name, your reaction is "huehuehue they changed it slightly, innovation!". Dude, what did you want the name to be? 'a list of apps available in the Store'? I could say "'about Google' instead of 'about'. Woah, innovation!" "Settings' in seperate section. Check" yes, just like how menus in windows had settings/options in separate sections for decades. "-'View account' instead of 'My account' on android. Much different" Because Google invented the menu, 'My Account' that lets users view the accounts *Facepalm* next thing you'll say is that the menu outline is a straight line and the menu consists of words. "-'Reedem a code' instead of 'Reedem' on android. Classy" Another example. You might as well say "a menu that highlights in a different colour when tapped on. Classy". "If MS, wanted they could have done that in their own iconic way of bottom left corner but the fact they didn't and decided to blatantly copy Google is just too obvious. Over n out." While I agree that they could have done that, you seem to forget instantly that it was NOT Google's idea to implement the icon on the top left. They did not make this mainstream, other apps had this before. You calling other people fanboys don't make you less of one.

14. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Dude in both pictures there is like 5 things....yet you have like 20 things to cry about... Flyout - drop down: 30yrs, say it again 30yrs. Animation was no where near what it is today. 20yrs before Android spurted up its code, Windows had a 'menu list' that came about from clicking a hamburger menu. Upper left - where the icon is placed. Are you some kind of super special? In some androids instead of a hamburger menu, it says "more..." Line to seperate: Take a look at the picture again, seriously. See the bottom menu, see the line that goes from left to right, now look at win10 see the line that goes from left to right near the bottom to separate groups of like items (like every menu maker does). Someone already destroyed your other side, but please continue.

8. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Actually, it's exactly the same and it was created and used when Google's founders were still in kindergarten(It's really LOL).

15. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

The hamburger menu is a web standard. Do you think Android invented it or owns it? Seriously, is that what you believe? Screw it, I don't feel like feeding the trolls and getting banned for saying something ridiculously obvious, so here I leave this conversation.

20. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

lol u owned it.

7. waddup121 unregistered

Cool cool

9. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Nadella: "In our case, we are doing that. We're doing that with our innovation in Windows. We're doing that with features like Continuum. Even the phone, I just don't want to build another phone, a copycat phone operating system, even." He was referring to Android?

16. Plutonium239

Posts: 1154; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Android did copy a lot from IOS and IOS copied a lot from Android. I think the icons are rather messy looking. The tiles in Windows phone are very clean and allow for endless customization. You can pick up any two windows phones to compare them, their tiles will be different. Pick up any two android devices, you have the same grid of icons, same with IOS. The look just isn't clean.

13. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Android OS interface looks like a Windows wanna be, three dot menu that is all over Android was first done by Windows Phone. Grow up kid.

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Don't see the point of arguing here. Wait 2 years we will see whether WP has been accepted by the masses. I for one would not throw good money into a maybe.

22. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

If it works, then what is the harm? Considering the OS is now one core for all things...the idea they would give up the phone extension is rather well, meh at best. If anything it will fall into a niche device, a device that becomes the new blackberry where business look for something to control. I deal with accounts that still order old BB's over android.

17. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Guys, this isn't the rotten hypocritical Apple, they're not suing others for copying little things (which Android has done a lot of for sure, including the hamburger menu here, but Microsoft didn't sue), they're definitely not suing for features which they themselves copied (bit.ly/1si5DVX), and they encourage competition. No need to treat them like Apple, leave that stupid nitpicking anti-competitive behaviour for Apple who proudly does it to others on the market...

19. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Yeah, they're not Apple. They're far worse. Violating anti-trust laws. Check. Stiffle competition. Check. Patent troll. Check. Sinking independent companies so they can take them on the cheap. Check. Oh...what they're not guilty of? Owning less than 2% of the cellular market. You can check that.

23. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Sounding very naïve... "Violating anti-trust laws" That was for being ruled an unlawful monopolist in 2000 for using its stranglehold on the PC market with its Windows operating system to cripple competitors, such as Netscape’s Navigator Web browser. Do Macs or Chromebooks come with a different web browser today other than the default made by the OS maker? No, that same law is being violated by the competition today after holding Microsoft for 21 years...can you say hypocrites? "Stiffle competition" Like making free and paid cross platform applications? Right, very stifling on the competition...they should probably rescue the competition from failure to make you happy...oh wait, they already did that with the now world's wealthiest and greediest company, Apple...what more do you want? Sorry, they can't and won't end their business just 'cause of some naïve dude on the internet. "Patent troll" Haha, do you even know what that term implies? If you did you wouldn't be the imbecile using it to describe a company who materialized what they request royalties for (zd.net/1I1l0Jp) instead of just filing for the patent of a non-materialized idea for the sake of suing...you clearly are just a numbskull hater. "Sinking independent companies so they can take them on the cheap" Sources or just another of your numbskull hater claims...won't be surprised if it's the latter. So far, none of what you criticize them of is backed by conventional logic for calling them worse...but hey, numbskull haters never have anything to back-up their criticism. Hating just for the sake of hating...idiot.

24. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Would have said the same my friend but if you know his post history you will know it will be some endless wall of text that has no logic or reality. its not like Google didn't axe moto to rob it of its patents...oh wait.. ;)

18. mildorzalost

Posts: 143; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

I was very very mad for hamburgers buttons in W10 Mobile... but at the end, they seem kind of good By the way, according to wikipedia the icon was designed by Norm Cox as part of the user interface for the Xerox Star. Also a lot of iPhone apps start using hamburger way before android, google just integrate hamburger across their OS, but that's all http://blog.placeit.net/history-of-the-hamburger-icon/

21. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

And guess who licensed the code? MS ;) Great find by the way.

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