Windows Phone 10 to feature Exploding Live tiles

Windows Phone logoMicrosoft has already started work on Windows Phone 10, and judging from a rumor perspective, the upcoming mobile operating system is expected to be really exciting, to say the least.

A new bit of speculation coming via Windows Central claims that Windows Phone 10 could bring what is being called exploding live tiles, a new concept that was expected to be part of the now-cancelled Lumia McLaren and which is actually under development right now at Microsoft.

McLaren, a Windows Phone project that was expected to debut in the fall of 2014, was said to come with a 3D Touch system also featuring exploding live tiles, but it seems like at least part of this new technology would live on in the upcoming Windows Phone version.

This new live tile system, also known as flyout tiles and internally called MixView, allows users to interact with apps running on their phones in a much easier way and without having to actually open each program.

As the aforementioned source notes, users only have to hover a tile with their finger and wait to see a small wiggling animation indicating that the focus has been activated. If you simulate a short tap on the tile, it automatically explodes into several other tiles with options for each app, hence the nickname of exploding live tiles.

Such a feature would obviously come in handy to a wide array of users and apps, including Facebook or contacts where information such as phone numbers, emails, messages, and others can be accessed in a much faster way.

Windows Phone 10 to feature Exploding Live tiles

Unsurprisingly, when discussing such a feature, some people think of the MixView option offered on Zune, which provided more or less similar functionality.

Zunes MixView launched an album or song in the center of the screen and displayed related items around it, thus allowing users to find more music similar to what they like instantly. Once users tapped a related item, they were provided with a 30-second sample which could help them decide if they wanted to buy the song or not.

On Windows Phone, however, Microsoft might put a new symbol near the bottom right corner of each tile, and pressing it would trigger smaller and interactive small tiles that could be used for performing a number of tasks without opening the actual app.

Theres no doubt that these new exploding live tiles seem to be somewhat similar to interactive live tiles presented by Microsoft earlier this year as part of their Research division.

Either way, Windows Phone 10 will indeed bring an improvement in terms of live tiles functionality, but more information should be provided in early 2015, when a preview build of the next operating system could be released.

The final version of Windows Phone 10 could go out in late summer or early 2015 if development goes according to plan and no delays are being required.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Microsoft, OSes, Windows Phone 7

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1180 will be Turing-based with a 12nm FinFET die shrink
 
This only works on posts made by profiles that are public
 
 
The device will be standalone and based on a Qualcomm chipset
 
Apple plans on offering a cheaper smart speaker that will be priced at $199
 
Chrome will adopt a new approach to indicating site security
 
Data shows they are leading smartphone sale worldwide
 
Is this an error or it is really happening?
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (10)