rolling out new Live Tile design

We haven't seen this yet on our end, which means it may be "rolling" out to everyone at some point, but Rafael Rivera has posted on his blog what looks like the first shot of an updated with "live tiles" near the bottom.

Anyone who's familiar with the amazing and extremely high rated Bing app for the iPad will recognize this is nearly the same design. Looks good to us and it's nice to see Microsoft nailing it in the looks department these days. Anyone else seeing this yet on their desktop?

Source: WithinWindows

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

  • That looks really nice. I wonder if it allows customizable live tiles.
  • Love it!
  • Fantastic: I can hardly wait to see all of the Access Denied tiles pop up here at work.
  • im expecting mcafee whitelist firewall to give me the finger too...
  • looks fly, now let's get that on our windows phones!Does anybody think there are any unnanounced Mango features such as this? It would be smart for Microsoft to hide a few features. Mango has a lot of hype surrounding it, but imagine one final viral marketing push by them announcing a few more features a few weeks before it gets pushed to devices!
  • There are sure to be a few of these things... Hopefully this is one of them. No Bing update on my IE8... hahah
  • If they gave us the ablity to have some "universal tiles" that showed on on bing, xbox, wp7 (and clearly windows 8) that would be incredibly awesome.
  • I have this new theme on my laptop only, not any other computers in the house. The only tile that I noticed that moves is the movie one which is the second from the right. Like this new look and wish that I had the choice to enable it on all the other computers. If you want a screenshot, I'll be happy to provide one for you.