Cortana Weather new

An issue in trying to make your user interface minimal and clean is sometimes you can go too far. In the past, Microsoft has been accused of making their Windows Phone OS boring with 'wasted space' and only dark and light themes.

One of our readers recently noticed that in Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile the weather in Cortana is a little brighter. Specifically, a splash of color has been added to the forecast to add a little pizzaz.

As observed in the above screenshots you can see the new weather layout versus the older, monochrome one on the right. Although this is a small change adding some color back into the text-driven and chrome-defying OS is sometimes a good thing and we like the new look.

The new icons are present on both Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 preview builds.

Do you like the new look? Should Microsoft add more color to some parts of the OS, and if so, where? Sound off in comments!

Thanks, Mohamed W., for the tip!