Windows Phone Tango update to bring groups of Live Tiles, redesigned media controls?
posted by Victor H. / Jan 19, 2012, 8:51 AM
We don’t know anything for sure about the upcoming Windows Phone Tango and Apollo updates, but if we take the hint from Microsoft’s Joe Bellfiore about the names sounding pretty, those are indeed the updates that we should expect. To get a bit more specific - with Tango we can get groups of Live Tiles and redesigned media controls, if we are to believe a trusted tipster bringing a scoop to Michael Gillett, MVP in Windows Live and Senior UK Microsoft Student Partner.
groups of Live Tiles that could work similarly to the way Groups of tiles are handled in Windows 8, and not in a iOS-like manner.The first and biggest change is said to be
The other thing that will change is media controls which will shrink to smaller size.
Now, take this with a grain of salt like any rumor, but it seems like a logical thing to happen with Windows Phone. How do you like the two new ideas of groups and smaller controls?
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well this windows phone OS sounds more interesting by the day. I May just get the courage to give it a try.
posted on Jan 19, 2012, 9:01 AM 9
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I am looking for Lumia 900 when launched in Canada. My only concern is weather it will be upgraded to Apollo or not.
posted on Jan 19, 2012, 11:27 AM 4
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Yep, as a Focus S user, I agree with you. Months before Mango was released, Microsoft went out of it's way to ensure all 1st Gen WP owners they would get the update. Now, we haven't heard a chirp about Apollo being given to all 2nd Gen devices. I would be shocked if 1st Gen owners got Apollo, but 2nd Gen devices such as the 900 and the current crop of HTC's and Samsung's hopefully will.Tango seems to be a small enough update that it will come to all devices, even 1st Gen. We will see. Guess I was wrong about Tango being exclusively a low end OS for use on cheap phones to sell in developing countries. Hey, I have been wrong before. Actually, I am really, really, good at being wrong....
posted on Jan 19, 2012, 12:05 PM 1
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Windows Phone 7 is great, it really is just a fluid, easy to use and full featured OS. I am rocking a Nokia n9 now (Meego is awesome as well), but when it comes time to replace this bad boy, I am looking towards Windows Phone 7.
posted on Jan 19, 2012, 2:30 PM 0
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