Earlier today we shared with you guys news about Microsoft looking to add more live tiles to Windows Phone. It would allow the interface to look better on displays with larger and higher resolutions, something that Windows Phone 8 currently might not excel at. A reader sent a quick mockup of what that would look like. We figured we’d share it with you all.
RafK decided to play around with Photoshop and see what more tiles would look like on larger devices. It put it on his Galaxy Note to see what it would look like. If you aren’t familiar with the Note, it’s a 5.5-inch device from Samsung running Android that, believe it or not, was received enthusiastically by a large portion of consumers. It would be a shame for Microsoft to lose out on customers wanting ‘phablets’, devices that straddle the line between phones and tablets. Up above is what more tiles would look like on a device that large, it looks better on the larger display than on my Lumia 920 in the lead image. This is what he has to say on it:
“My guess is that Microsoft could use the same tile size as on 1280x720 screens, and this could allow us to get the third 'big' column (as 3 * 720 / 2 is simply 1080). I made a quick concept”
What do you guys think? Even if larger phones aren’t for you, it’s hard to argue that giving potential consumers more options is a bad thing. If you want to try it out on your device check the link here.
Thanks for sharing RafK!