Leaked screen shots of Windows 10 for phone build 10070 show some Live Tile changes

Some new screen shots have leaked claiming to be Windows 10 for phone build 10070, and they show some more changes coming to the layout of Live Tiles. In build 10070 the Live Tiles appear much closer together than they have in the past, with very little space between them. The leaked screen shots come from a Samsung ATIV S, and the build is said to be extremely buggy on the device.

The spacing changes could be a change coming to Windows 10 for phone, or it could be due to scaling issues on the device. Windows 10 for phone build 10052 recently rolled out to Windows Insiders, followed by a leaked video showing off new transparency settings and other changes as well.

At this time we are unable to validate the legitimacy of the leaked screen shot. With Windows 10 development continuing, we hope to find out more about what is to come at Build 2015.

Source: WindowsMania.PL; Via: WMPoweruser

Jared DiPane

Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.

393 Comments
  • Hopefully its coming in May
  • Or it could be the new build coming at the end of the month
  • Man.!! I also want leaks comin up on new translucent or aero action center .!!! :/ need one to make the OS look more way cool
  • Thank you ivr been posting on the feed back for that feature its gna be a jilla
  • Good work mann awesome .! Mee to will download the insider after a more stable version .!! :) keep doin the awesome work ;) and I encourage more to do tooo :)
  • True story Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Who said the new build was coming at the end of this month?
  • New Store is needed for download the nee Office apps.
  • A new Build will very likely be released on 4/29 -  the BUILD 2015 openig day.
  • May? I thought the Insider Program is ending this April?
  • Why would it be ending so soon? Or ever?
  • Really? I've even heard that the Insider Program might even continue AFTER Windows 10 has it's official release this summer ;)
  • Yeah the Insider Program will continue but the Technical Preview will stop.
  • Where did u hear this I thought it was going to continue until the release of win 10
  • Bing it.
  • It'll be May !
    May in next year !!
  • same google windows insider and it says apirl will see the end of insider builds
  • Yeah..hopes are high...at the most they should be releasing after the build (would be nothing less than a miracle)..still stuck on the first build because of the insane second build..
  • Is it worse than the first?
  • Yeah, the first build was at least usable to an extent, the second build though was so bugy that I reverted my Lumia 920 back (yes, I did do the "hack" to get the first build onto my Lumia 920, but it's back on 8.1 now).  
  • Funny, I had both and I find the second build to be far less buggy on my 925 than the first.
  • im running the 2nd build on my lumia 920... its much faster than the 1st build
  • yep ssecond build feels far more stable then the first build, and the third even more stable than the 2nd! :P
  • So did I. Both builds run like shit and are barely useable. Not looking good for WP so far.
  • Good summary. Currently W10fP is horrible. But a lot can happen in a few months. Hoping for the best.
  • Hopefully it looks like this https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/suggestions/7438894-beautiful-stand-out-os-design-concept
  • Seems elegant
  • Seriously...that is something beautiful and premium look...would love to have UI like that on my phone.
    nokia phones + this UI...speechless
  • Right? It looks seriously good.
  • Why do you keep spamming this?  
  • Maybe because his designs look so much better than what MS themselves come up with?  Maybe him 'spamming it' is VERY IMPORTANT because we want his designs to get as many votes as possible?  We NEED Microsoft to SEE those designs he came up with.
  • I just gave 3 votes to this
  • I don't like the design. Weird transparency and gradient stuff looks Mac-ish, and I personally find OSX to be badly beaten by the ugly brush.
  • While I think most of it looks nice it doesn't really look windows phone. It looks like iOS combined with WP
  • If you want Windows 10 to succeed on phones then vote for this beautiful concept, yeah it looks more like iOS, more colors and simplicity is THE thing to attract customers. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Maybe it looks fine for you, but an OS needs usability and speed before beauty.
  • Lol.
  • No thanks. I only use my phone with one hand and that upper left hamburger on everything would be a constant irritation and annoyance.
  • Boo boo. Its happening so deal with it
  • This looks really beautiful. I hope the peeps over at Microsoft see it. The music player in particular is just gorgeous! :)
  • i think the "look" is the last thing to worry about. The frist thing is to do something with the app gap. I know there are more than 500K apps, but apps like snpachat, youtube, instagram and other officials apps should be on windows phone ( i dont use any of them  except youtube), msft has to do something with this. Also add support for EAP-TTLS for eduroam!!!, its a must have feature for a student. I bought a 640 LTE DS and I spent hours trying to figure out how to access to eduroam but its seems impossible (fails in step 2 of verification)
  • How do you expect Microsoft to do this without a user base, if they make a flawless, functional, beautiful os the user base will come and so will the apps
  • Since Microsoft has no power to build these missing apps, the next best thing they can do is build a functional, fast, and beautiful OS that draws people to it... I don't judge a phone by its UI, otherwise I'd have an iPhone, but most people do.  So put the best dang looking UI on this phone and people will pick it up. The more people that pick a Windows Phone, the more likely a developer will build an app So yes, UI and performance are critical because it is always present, apps come and go, but the first thing you see on your phone will always be your start screen ( or home screen or whatever) ....I wouldn't buy this car http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=ugly+cars&view=detailv2&&&id=7F06428CDC41CAD01C05D01A9AC6469219D925DF&selectedIndex=0&ccid=fPpix4br&simid=607990842205997698&thid=JN.N0d0nTIdYXcS0hS45a70Yw&ajaxhist=0 even if it had the engine of a Lamborghini and the efficiency of a civic...  
  • How? I connect my lumia 720 on Eduroam every time I am in university, mostly 'cause UniMi wifi is "open" (you still need your personal pass, but wifi is marked as open) and not so speedy as Eduroam (7gbps vs 20) Idk, i had done something about the certificate but I don't remember what (at first I had problems, but now the phone connects automatically)
  • Other then the looks WP is a great OS
  • it's more sleake and modern than it's rivals... lollipop and ios8. To be honest it's the best ever lokking design i've ever saw. i wish that Microsoft will see that and make it happen without any problems.
  • Beautiful
  • Here for this. Adding interactive abilities with tiles would make this the best damn phone OS ever.
  • Awesome man..keep saying we want this design until they make this real
  • Awesome concept...the giant should implement it...but the music player and the store should be as same....coz ...as shown in these pics...they are of android styling....many users (including me) chose wp cz of its an8mations and design of square...not like boring android...so these 2 should be different..and the tiles shown in above pic...concept of 4..and other customizations..look's  freakily awesome....this should be another changes made my ms....guys wp is known for its little changed ui..and behavior...dont make it bad like android....android is boring thing...wp guys know what is value of their phone...its far more amazing than ios and android....many users...including's me....purchased wp coz of its hold and square tiles interface....not for their curved icons of android.....wp is awesome......aero effect in action center....and lock screen curves will spoil wp.....its awesome style dude..but some changes need to be in accordance to wp....if gold is not selling in market...will it change its properties to make it silver so it could be sold more.....no na....everything has own time...android has its time now....many ppl are bored with android....wp will also have its time ....i prsonally was in shock when i heard nokia dropped wp idea and took android ...next yr.....i mean commin guys....wp is awsome....its unique and different...i bet you..in coming yrs...ios and android will jo longer survive coz of their interface....wp will be a rocking phone......its interfwce is awsome ....
  • I notice Word Preview too in the photo. ;)
  • by seeing live tiles i firstly misunderstood it by interactive tiles...and got disappointed after reading the article.. troll happened with me
  • Right after Build please!
  • The store icon looks out of proportion!
  • Yeah..
  • Maybe they need to make the icons bigger to accomodate smaller tiles.
  • At last settings icon looks good :)
  • Yea way too big
  • My cock is bigger
  • Exactly, it looked perfect before.
  • Yep, they fixed settings icon but blew up the store icon. I hope this is just a bug.
  • Don't you understand what TP mean?
  • Do you? It wouldn't be out here if MS wasn't looking for feedback which is what he's doing.
  • it looks like the Store Beta from desktop 10 and the live tile is probably just straight up ported from W10
  • This, I just noticed the same thing having update to 10061. I guess if MS is selling this unified development platform, they are showing evidence that bugs are universal too ;)
  • Isn't the current build's Setting icon huge like that?
  • There aren't enough mainstream apps to fill a bag that large.
  • On the plus side, it should hold plenty of toilet paper for the countless fart apps that may follow with the unified store :P.
  • Winning
  • Lol, but sad & true.
  • Agree.
    And you can't see the background picture because of the tighter tiles !
    Thanks for the tighter tiles.
  • Probably just a scaling issue. But I hope this additonal tile column isn't scaling issue and is an optional feature in final releas.e
  • More elegant
  • That's what I thought. Elegant.
  • I agree. Elegant.
  • Yeah, looks similar to one of those Windows 10 concepts from before. Elegant.
  • As they said. Elegant.
  • Yeah, there's 4 medium size tiles across❗ The spacing, and tiles don't need to be so big... I like this... Although options are nice...
    .......
    Microsoft should let us "pinch to enlarge" tiles in W10, so that we can customize them to the size we want..... Options
  • I agree, 4 rows.. awesome! I love the spacing too. cuurious, what do you mean by pinch to enlarge?
  • Like literally placing two fingers on a live tile and pinching, or spreading, the tile larger, or smaller. They could give us more options like an extra wide tile that goes the entire width of the screen.... But, I'm actually talking about being able to pinch to enlarge to any size we choose.. That could yield spacing options, so that we could choose how much space is between tiles...
    ...........
    Doesn't make any sense for MS to sit up there trying to fight out what the best configuration is when they could just make a lot of things user adjustable and be done with it.
  • Again, you want a setting for fucking everything every little thing, do you know anything about ux design? They're is in fact a thing called overwhelming people. A setting is useless if it's buried in a thousand little toggles that 90% of users won't understand..
  • I've been asking for this feature since 1520 came out, love it
  • And that Xbox app!
  • Yeah I guess its back in action
  • Same thought here too. As soon as I saw this image I immediately thought that my current start screen looked messy. Anyway hope its real rather than scaling issue as that store icon as mentioned above is way too big.
  • And by this way they can implement the 4x4 tile which would look elegantly nice!
  • So I am the only one who preferred the older look!? Looks somewhat cluttered, spacing was a good thing. Can barely see the background image with tile icons blocking image. :/
  • Well, it would make a background image easier to see with transparency, and less black spacing.
  • I wasn't talking about black spacing, the new option which lets you overlay tiles on the image. That way bits of images can be seen, with this it's a bit difficult, but It looks like there might be a toggle to add more tiles without spacing on big devices.
  • I think that you can set 2,3 or 4 columns as you wish.  Hopefully, we can set the gap size also.  The TileArt screen should look nicer with the narrow gap.
  • Im willing to bet 4 columns will be exclusive to 5.5" and higher devices
  • No, you're not alone !!
    I'm with you ! And I'm agree with you !!
    You can't barely see the background image on this fucking build 10070.
    And background image became useless because of the tighter tiles !
  • Hope there's a toggle switch for this! Or a feature just for phablets.
  • Me too. But I hope it's a buggy.
  • Seems elegant
  • Thanks for your "elegant".
    Now the background image became useless. And you can't see the background picture because the tighter tiles!
  • Make them transparent. Problem solved.
  • I think it will be available for 5" and higher screens
  • Yup.
  • What is that device?
  • Samsung Ativ S
  • You read the article or no?
  • What about 4.7" (My 730)
    Take back your words!!
  • So its 4.5" or higher
  • It wouldn't happen.
    It's just a buggy !
  • It can't be scaling issues. Otherwise you wouldn't be seeing another row of tiles, I hope?
  • Unless there's a new option for a fourth row.
  • There would be.
  • Or there could be a slider to change the gap between tiles upto certain limit
  • I like that idea
  • Hmm, maybe a slider to increase the size of the tiles diagonally?
  • Was obvious that this change is coming. The spacing is already different on non mobile preview.
  • Lets hope Lumia 930 will get it
  • Nope, sorry. :D
    Jk
  • Icon Too lol..
  • Gabe already mentioned on his twitter that scalling bug on L930 is fixed. Let's hope they wouldn't find others and release a new build with L930 included  
  • Gabe already mentioned on his twitter that scalling bug on L930 is fixed. Let's hope they wouldn't find others and release a new build with L930 included.  
  • Ta didn't realise not on twitter lol
  • Yeah but the TP is a joke, its not ready for your daily driver at all yet. Why would you ruin your 930 with this?
  • Looks neat very compact and efficient use of the screen
  • Agree.
  • Yep, looks great!
  • So the question is when will it release?
  • Most likely during/after the Build.
  • How do you know that?
  • Well they said that the Office Preview would be out before the end of the month, and we need another build to enable the beta store that allows you to download the Office Previw apps, so ...
  • FOUR ROWS O.O me likey
  • you mean 4 columns? or.
  • Lol
  • Honestly looks a lot better than current implementation. I approve. Plus another column
  • Thank you for your honesty.
  • This looks nice
  • Interactive tiles please.
  • That's what I'm hoping for!
  • Yeah. The live tiles need to evolve and interactivity is the way to go.
  • They've already demonstrated this using just WP 8.0. Its only a matter of implementation unless there are other issues involved.
  • You mean MixView? I hope they implement it in Windows 10.
  • Mixview was more tailored for the rumored McLaren. Its interactive as well though. Its more of a flyout view to view contents within a tile for example your friends in people tile. True interactivity is when you can perform action like replying to a mail from the tile itself or play/pause music from the tile. All this was actually demonstrated by MS Research.
  • I concur with you sir
  • Yes! That and firmware included.
  • The store tile looks way bigg!
  • I hope this is a new option because that looks lovely
  • wow, consistancy flew out the window ! some tiles have tiny icons, others 4x scale, some are clear, some have metro colors, etc surely this isn't a real screenshot ? 
  • Welcome to windows 10
  • Haha
  • I think it is, and it's not a big deal, because you have to remember that this is still work in progress and far from official version. What you are describing gets done last when all the funcionality and everything else is in order. Right now the focus is on new features and making OS stable and without chrashes or big bugs. It's a process and we need to wait and see the finished product before we can say anything about consistency.
  • Which term in "Technical Preview! don't you understand?
  • How old are you? What do you not understand about preview? That article clearly day there's scaling issue on this artic ativ s
  • How old are you? What do you not understand about preview? That article clearly says there's scaling issue on this ativ s
  • Please tell me you're joking with this comment.How many times do people need to be reminded that this is 'work in progress' .This whining is getting too annoying.
  • it seems to me that they have a limited vocabulary. That or a lack of knowledge regarding technology.
  • I'm not sure I like the idea of 4 rows. Hopefully its an option like in win8.
  • 4 rows?
  • Most likely meant columns :Pm
  • It's a saturday, i hope it can be forgiven :)
  • We'll let you off this time ;) I like the idea of things being an option though. Customizing things is great.
  • Extremely buggy.. Yikes!
  • Looks elegant...
  • Windows been good in scaling. I believe this is also not a scaling issue.
  • Really? 4k and other higher resolutions always have been a problem.
  • This gonna look great on phablets. Not sure about small devices
  • Just like the option for more tiles on low res screens we have now.
  • Corey, raises a valid point the more tiles option reduces the size of tiles. So therefore on smaller phones like the 620, they would be pretty tiny with 4 med tile sized columns.
  • True. But I hope for an option. Just like we have now.
  • Yes! This is beautiful!
  • That is for rows of medium times, more than my 1520 supports!
  • I don't think it's fake, OneDrive is transparent...
    Anyway, looks good, but with too many transparent tiles things start to mesh together.
  • I don't like the whole Start Screen to be transparent, either. A bit of colors and a bit of transparency, that'd be perfect for me.
  • Would be nice if they could implement a colour picker like function under start + themes where you could select what should follow the accent colour, be transparent , retain the original tile colour or be translucent.
  • Really hope this is either not gonna happen or an option. It looks less like Windows Phone, even though it still is recognisable as it. Too squished. can't give a definite reason, but I just don't like it. Sorry.
  • You probably wasn't one of the complainers, but I remember when WP 7 was out and even 8, people were crying about tile spacing. MS appears to be working on it on a non-finalized product and the whining continues
  • I'm not complaining, crying or whining. I'm just saying that as it is now, as a first impression, I don't particularly like it. It may well grow on me. I'm not gonna threaten to leave Windows, or refuse to update, I'm just voicing an opinion. I'm well aware that it could be altered, its not set in stone. But just because something has changed doesn't mean everyone should instantly like it.
  • Not saying you were complaining or couldn't, just pointing out that people complained about the original spacing and once something is changed to accommodate their original complaints, they continued to complain even on a product that's clearly a preview and unfinished.
  • People always complain. Too many user's to keep happy.
  • The battery icon sucks ..
  • Agreed! Why can't they just use the one we have now in 8.1? Hopefully this UI improves over the next 5-6 months!!
  • Because Microsoft has an old habit of screwing up things which people don't complain about. Xbox music,, panoramas,,facebook messaging integration....etc
    I'm positive they'll change the icon in the final build though...
  • This a "Technical Preview"!.
  • Yeah got that. But still why show a shitty looking battery icon now and then improve it later when it already looked good previously? 
  • It's too tight! No Microsoft!
  • That's what she said.
  • I'm tired of this lame joke.
  • LMFAO, I second this
  • Haha Hi5
  • I'm trying to download windows 10 but I'm getting an error (801882d2) again and again
  • http://windowscentral.com/commenting-guidelines
  • This is amazing
  • That's ugly.
  • Yes :s
  • I really like the bazel-less tiles design.Still waiting for interactive tiles (or at least the exploding ones)...
  • https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/sug...
    Vote for this.
  • This is a.killer i like closer tiles and i think they shrink a bit a tiles and now we have four awesome rows of tiles Keep on good working MS.
  • Looks beautiful, except for that ugly short battery icon
  • The build is extremely buggy on everything, the Ativ S does not own exclusivity on this..
  • Because its just a technichal preview,not official!!!! Bugok!!
  • Thanks for the shouting and unnecessary punctuation. I know what it is. I was pointing out that the article singled out the Ativ when in fact it's buggy across the board right now. K?
  • Yeah but Ativ S has had issues with even stable Developer Preview releases earlier. I'm not surprised its quite unstable with this TP build.
  • Actually it was Nokia devices that had the most issues with the Dev Previews but the ATIV S had its fair share as well.
  • Probably an option of an extra row...actually the mishmash of colour tiles and transparent tiles even though not consistent look very good and lasts long before getting boring...the same colour n background looks boring
  • Looks great, my Lumia 1520 is ready. Now it's time to finally change this ugly battery icon, it's horrible.
  • Four columns
  • 4 columns ? Yes !!
  • Looks beautiful.
  • It would be great if they let the user control how much spacing between tiles.
  • I think that will depend on setting of 2, 3 or 4 columns.
  • I think this may be fake because the leaker said that this was taken on the Samsung Ativ S, and yet, there are Lumia apps in the bottom-left corner of the phone, namely Play To and Creative Studio. It could be real, though, because the leaker said that it's buggy on the Samsung, which could mean that they used a Lumia ROM.
  • The picture in the article in not an ATIV-S, the corners are completely wrong.
  • The picture is a Lumia 535 with a screenshot of the Ativ S photo
  • I think only lumia ROM are disponible for the moment. If the lumia rom are buggy on lumia phone .... I don't what to watch it on samsung haha
  • I don't think its a issue...if it is a issue then image won't get leaked!!!
  • Looks AMAZING hope that it comes out soon..
  • Wallpaper should be visible when zooming out from Start screen a?
  • Too tight spacing for my taste - it looks cramped... Much better as it is...
  • Wow, classy and elegant :)
  • Looks much better than before
  • WHAT THE FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFAAAAAAAAA?!?!
    I like this
  • No way Windows 10 is ready in July.
  • Maybe its a screenshot of the android home replacement windows 10 launcher from the google play store....
  • Hahahaha. You nailed it.
  • this makes sense.  the exploding live tile was like this during zune days
  • I literally cannot wait until it's general release!!
  • That's not an ATIV-S, the corners are wrong.
  • Minor gripe with 10: I still want to be able to not show photos on my Photos live tile! On 8.1 we have option for 'Favorite photos', 'All Photos', or 'Single Photo' (match background). On 10 you can't match background either! There is a drop-down, but only option is to cycle thru 'Recent Photos'..
  • Don't want other people to notice your naughty mom photos?
  • Har har har... No, just want it to match my whole phone.
  • Ah, glad you got the joke lol
  • To me, the tile spacing looks like an OS change, not a scaling issue.
  • Me likes
  • Could it be that the screen ratio isn't correct And the image of the tile isnt scalding correctly?
  • 4 column tiles. nice :) more tiles the better :)
  • Looking great!! Expecting for HD screens!!
  • Finally ! I've been waiting for this change so long. I have the big space between tiles.
  • It is what I have been expecting, slimmer border between tiles. And I think it is time to change to wireframe icongraphy. Looks is important
  • Too bad all of the new wireframe icons look terrible in W10.
  • Sool you'll need a stylus to be able to click on WP small tiles. It's becoming ridiculous.
  • If we can accurately hit the tiny boxes of qwerty keyboards of less than 4" devices we won't ever need stylus to click on tiles.
  • You sir/madam are awesome. Take a bow. Was about to say the same until I read the comment.
  • G good point
  • I think it will be okay, but for the record the keyboard is doing algorithms to improve accuracy behind the scenes, and backspace is faster than having to exit the wrong program, so it's not quite the same as a typo. It will take a little more work to hit the correct small tiles, but as long as they make it optional than people can choose what works for them.
  • I guess sarcasm is lost on you...   This was just a critic to how ridiculously crammed Microsoft is making the start screen. For example, I'm still waiting for the ability of having ONLY TWO columns on the 930. I can put 3 columns on the 3.8" screen of a 620 but not 2 columns on the 5" screen of the 930? That's what's ridiculous. And now if this one turns out to be true, it means you'll be able to jam in even more tiles there....but judging by precedent, you won't be able to remove columns (aka, having just two of them).
  • How is the newest build on bugs with making and receiving calls and texts?
  • Well, it is not a public build so you will likely never see it (or at least not in this current state), so it does not really matter. Also, had you read the article you would know that it is said to be extremely buggy... so chances are that it is not all that good.
  • And had you read my comment you would know that I wasn't taking about the build in this post...
  • The latest fastpath build is extrmeley buggy as well. As far as call problems go I had the return to call baner lock up after I used another app.  I could't put the call on speakerphone as a result.
  • Crap. I need calls and texts to work 99%. I only have one Lumia so no back up, and I on call at my work :/
  • May I say some lumias are tired and cannot handle windows 10 TP huhu.... How come my 1520 on TP doesn't face the petty problems most people report
    1.mine doesn't overheat
    2.calls& texts are fine
    3.it has never restated by itself
    4.battery life at par with 8.1 if not better The bad side
    1.some apps not installing
    2.laggy when going back to the start screen
    3.scrolling the start screen lagg when the music live tile is active
    4.one or two or none soft resets a day since sometimes the lock screen won't work No major bugs for me except the ones reported by the Microsoft
  • Hmm, I have a 1520. Perhaps I should give it a spin then anyway
  • I also carry a 1520, but I'll wait for a more finished builds before I tamper with this puppies performance!
  • Yep, join W10TP... Let me clear some of your doubts
    *today I have sent more than 50 text messages and they all reached where intended
    *my total call duration for today 30min+ no dropped call, no signal instability
    *today I haven't soft reset my phone it has really been smooth neither have I ever hard reset my phone since I bought it in April 2014
    *good news no app picked from multitasking screen is showing resuming screen it is just instant, I don't know how they managed to do it hehe generally multitasking is smoother than that you saw in Symbian OS ...every app you open is put in multitasking screen and I have found it useful though in the beginning I didn't like the idea
    *generally UI is more good looking than that of 8.1
    **my final verdict THE GOOD OUTWEIGHS THE BAD IN WINDOWS 10 TP, thank me after upgrading!
  • Bugger! Just did the update, but now theres no life in the phone. Well the screen is blank and there are no lights at all, but I can access the storage via my PC. what to do..?
  • Did it pass through all the processes including migrating data upto 100% I forgot to tell you to disable pin&security codes before the update. I hope you found a way out... try soft reset if you haven't
  • Yeah, it did pass through it all and I didn't have a pin or pass in the first place. I got it to "work" when I tried to recover 8.1. It magically booted Win10. But, it had a by where I had no way to back from lock screen :/
    Might try again later today :)
  • Lock screen getting stuck is very common in windows 10 TP but it is easily fixed by a soft reset (volume down + power key) as I reported earlier on, all the best in your second trial
  • Great :)
  • how bout they just give us the option for tile spacing!
  • They have to for small screen devices..
  • But why the store icon so big... Same as Windows 10 technical preview
  • Probably it's a new universal store app, with placeholder icon... Remember the leaked wp video? The was a new store interface.
  • Is windows 10 latest build stable? I mean is it working well with 512 Mb devices,I have Lumia 720..
  • Well I tested this build on my 512 ram Lumia 520 well its not stable and what main issue I faced :D I wasn't able to open " Settings" I don't know someone else faced it or not but I faced so I rolled back to 8.1 !!
  • It's not even working well on my 2 GB (1 GB really since the other GB is for the camera only) device. It is slow, and sometimes loses the ability to load the start menu (it brings you back to the app you were in after loading for 10 seconds). Some of the new features are cool, but many others are missing still.
  • Mmm.. I do not like it.. Somehow the gap between tiles separated them from each other.. If it too close--looks plain 'square' to me..
  • The start screen looks way too cluttered this way. Keep the same spacing between tiles but allow a fourth column for screens above 6 inches. Anyways, I guess it's poll time.
  • ... are those 3/4 size tiles on Calendar and Word? I think I am in love! Really like the smaller border size, hope that is not a bug. Also, I think I spy some super-small tiles (1/4 size?) on the bottom left, but then again those could be something like the People app that has tiny tiles in the live tile. Is it just me? or is this the first win10 screen shot I have seen on this site that does not look like a 2 year old spilled a bunch of paint on their phones? This looks very nice and professional, and much less spastic than the other devices I have seen.
  • It looks better this way, Please narrow down the border between tiles and status bar, Make the navigation bar transparent Microsoft should offer me navigation-bar less UI, I mean gesture based navigation
  • Why every screenshot  looks like its been taken from webcamera from 2000'
  • Too many coloumn!!.
  • *columns *s*.
  • That's not ATIV S device in the picture.
  • Any one build windows 10 in lumia 535
  • I wish windows phone offer me option to have gesture based UI instead of navigation bar some power users need it, and keep the navigation bar for average users
  • "power users"
    "power users"
    Shut up already about you being a user who uses power. Everyone uses power. It's the rate at which work is done and therefore, everyone possess it. We all are power users, some more, some less. :P
  • Error 405: Live Tile overload.
  • I don't really care for features at this point. The builds need STABILITY then we can embrace features and adjustments. Build 10052 there's major issues like: - Can't save pictures
    - Manually check emails
    - Random app crashes (Frequent)
    - Outlook Email (Spellcheck)
    - Cortana crashes
  • yes i know this is Technical Preview is not beta yet
  • via wmpu. lol
  • Like the idea of 4 "standard" size tiles per row; 3 per row make tiles too large on some phones like L1020
  • They are listening to the users. :) That's why insider program + feedback is important
  • We'll see. Spartan's address bar is still on the top.
  • i dont mind all the cosmetic changes they are making to windows phone ... they are fine.  i hope the spartain browser works better that the old IE.  at least once a day i hit a website that the controls/menus don't work on windows phone but work perfectly fine on other mobile browsers like chrome.   if it wasn't for my love of multimedia, calendar, and email apps on windows phone I would probably have switched by now due to a host of little things that bother me.
  • I cannot access my photos via. Photos app or any other way on my L920, can anyone help?
  • Yeah, another good feature. But you know what, all I want is W10 for phone can allow us to clean app data... Been waiting for years...
  • Same here.. Same here.. We should do something about it.. Otherwise microsoft is not giving any attention to it on their own
  • Actually, looks pretty nice, it appears to have more live tile sizes to have a lot more options for personalization for the start screen; Really Nice!
  • I hope we get snap mode on this build for the 1520. Posted via the Nexus 1520
  • If everything goes alright,W10 RTM release in September..(:?
  • wow great super 4 layout tiles
  • Looks more tidy.
  • That battery thing in notification center is in wrong location. Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • This looks cool, like it better than 8.1 right now
  • I suspect this to be photoshop gone awful. 4 medium tiles instead of 3? How much info can be displayed there? Imagine that on Lumia 520
  • I think this feature would be available for phones with larger or medium size screens..
  • Looks awesome, hope they should also give us option to make the notification centre transparent
  • I think I prefer the current spacing, or possibly slightly more spacing than currently.
  • Hey
  • I would really love this as an option
  • Looking more like sam's idea is been implemented
  • This looks pretty cool..
  • I really hope they will implement this into the final release, i always wondered how the tiles would look with very little space between them. Obviously this looks awsome, hope its not just a fake leaked photo.
  • I'm genuinely surprised at the level of overwhelming positive response to this--I think this is only going to fuel criticism that Windows Phone looks too busy. I'm hoping this is a scaling issue, but with so many of you believing this is "elegant" I'm thinking this might stick through.
  • I can see new Office apps!
  • I'm amazed that the article didn't notice the extra row. There are now four rows.
  • I am surprised you didn't realise that there are now 4 columns and not rows!
  • I was looking at it in landscape. Suck on that. :)
  • Looks faster
  • Yeap fiur rows that is
  • Looks fine to me. What's with the store tile tho. The icon looks big..
    It kind of looks crammed tho. I hope they give a little more room on the boarders.
  • I prefer the old spacing. It would be nice if they have is an option to adjust the spacing between tiles
  • Well guys one question when the final version of WP 10 is coming ??? :D
  • When it is ready.
  • It takes a few years from now.
  • Though the icons on the top aren't clear enough, I feel that they do not look like they're part of the wireframe design. They seem to be filled/solid.. Which isn't the design language on windows 10.. I may be wrong! Also, notice the word preview app position on the tile.. It does not occupy the complete tile, neither does it look like an app folder.. This further makes me wanna question the credibility of the source..
  • Under the Alarms and Clocks icon there are 3 smaller icons!! Way to small imagine trying to select them on a small screen phone!!!
  • It's a folder
  • 4 column
  • Cluttered. MS used to be great at UI design and the use of space. There's a reason why there were borders, margins and breathing space in WP 7/8/8.1. Now it's just cram everything into one screen with background wallpaper, transparent tiles, etc. It all ends up looking busy and visually messy. MS' last desperate attempt to lure Android and iOS users is kind of entertaining though. Might as well go all out and shove every feature, gimmick and feature in there before the end.
  • Why did you call it "screenshots" in the title when there is only one screenshot? When did journalism get this petty?
  • I don't like it
  • FINALLY THOSE TILES <3 Btw MS you could just insert a color mixer like in W8.1 instead of a 48 colors palette. Just sayin. Users would get way more tones without the need to search in the middle of 48 tones.
  • Looks nice Nywayz...:)
  • That battery icon... It is so hard to make it bigger I see...
  • The icon sizes seem so out of proportion. Hopefully they rectify that, otherwise Windows 10 is starring to look like one of those terrible WP skins on android :/
  • So many leaks about the UI changes and features but no changes in the lockscreen. We need a few lockscreen features.
  • I just hope at least that build would support my 8X
  • The build would be extremely buggy.. Think twice before installing
  • Great! More space for those bug and in-app ad infested Windows Store apps.
  • It's ugly but beautiful :|
  • I hope they would add play/stop and rewind buttons with slider on xbox music tile! In two column tile?
  • I will ask them through the feedback app to include you in the design team, ^ is a cool idea!
  • Even with smaller space, making room for 4 columns of medium tiles like that will need reducing tile's size. It will hurt phones with small screen like 620 so much.
  • Difficulty will be using small tiles.. Not the medium ones
  • Yeah and it hurt the background though.
    You can't see your background when the tiles is very tight like shit.
  • With some fixings and being optional I greet this ^_+
  • Fugly.
  • Agree
  • Love it! I want then to get one app on Windows Phone and I will no longet need an Android phone (MortPlayer).
  • This is exactly one of the feedbacks I had given even before Windows 8/8.1. Hope this is the case. Makes the homescreen seem more elegant!
  • Ok here is the good stuff.
  • Looks great!
  • When am I getting this on my M8?
  • there should be a setting to adjust the gap between tiles..
  • Or, as i call it, the "app gap". :P
  • I'm having a problem not being able to send picture messages on my Lumia 925 with straight talk sim and its running the windows 10 preview. I can't even find the setting to change the mms setting. I found the apn setting but no mms setting. Help?
  • Very nice
  • I downloaded latest build- I was very disappointed. All of my mapping applications stopped working. I had to re boot my phone after every phone call. It was disappointing since I was trying it on Lumia 1520 -a high end phone. Finally I reverted back to 8.1. Windows 10 on surface 3 is very stable. 8.1 on phone is good enough--Spartan browser is the only thing that is novel in windows phone 10.
  • How did you revert back? I need to on my 925...
  • Download the Windows Phone Recovery Tool on your PC
  • I don't have a pc except an older PowerBook that probably wouldn't work.
  • Then use someone else's or see if its for mac too. But that's how you have to do it.
  • I put my 1520 back on 8.1. I'll try the preview again on my 1020 after seeing what the next build brings. Minimal space between the tiles looks so much better IMO and the look of it just makes sense. Even going to my start screen now after seeing that looks kind of awkward, lol. Whoever is using the preview still, please give feedback suggesting that!!
  • I hope it Will be on the next preview ! Its a great upgrade and seems to be better than what they propose on the today's build
  • Looks good. Now all we need is a decent flagship or two at launch. I wish my 820 wasn't my only phone. Then I could use it for the preview.
  • 4 columns? Nice! :)
  • I'm really hoping it's just that the 635 I have the TP installed in really can't handle it, because based on what on seeing that I'd gonna be an enormous flop. Not Brandt off hamburger menus or round control sliders but because it is PAINFULLY SLOW. Every time I go to do any thing I is takes any where from 30 seconds to a minute or more to complete the action. I have moved all the apps I can to the SD card. I have ever recovered to WP 8.1 twice Yes, I knows its a preview and no where near close to the final build. But with new phones rumored to be coming out in just a few months, it's certainly not far enough along. But then again, maybe its just to much for a 635 to handle. That kind of makes you question their insisting that all existing windows 8 and higher phones will be able to run WP10P.
  • OMG this would be so much better!!!!
  • how can we have an article that talks about the spacing between tiles but fails to mention the elephant in the room of a 4th column of tiles?
  • I thought they were fake until you guys converted it
  • I can see where they are going with things in some places, but others are still just a mish-mash. I too can't wait for later builds or the final release. Had to revert today, my 830 was just getting freaky. Certainly only for second / tester phones which I bought the 830 for since I was using a M8 droid as my daily driver, but the 830 has grown on me so much that it's now my daily driver and needs to be stable :-)
  • The spacing is tighter because they added another row for tiles. This shows the ability to have four medium sized tiles per row
  • Not gud for smaller screen devices.. The medium tiles will be usable but the small tiles will be extremely small and difficult to use
  • Yeah, thanks for it. now background looks useless when the space between the tiles became tighter than before.
  • Waiting for!
  • Seems prettier?
  • Need aero glass look! And feel! Much of this plastic sh#t
  • I liked the reduced space between the tiles.. Bt i think 4 medium tiles in one line is not good for devices with smaller screen.. The small tiles will be very tiny..
  • Can't wait this for Lumia 625
  • doesn't look good, we want launchers like nova
  • We don't want
  • Looks so ugly and disgusting !!
    Background looks useless when there is no space between the tiles !!
    So sad.
  • Looks so beautiful and classy... Hope its true
  • Does anyone know when windows hello is coming?
  • Looks Cool!
  • Ativ S with onscreen buttons??
  • hopefully this is true :)
  • Now it looks a bit like windows 10 desktop, I dunno just something about it, maybe its the spacing
  • Hope they would have also the assorted colors of tiles at each tile!!!!! Instead of relying on an accent color!!! just like this picture below in transparent tile.  Hope also fill color of tile aside of transparency would be an option!!!
  • Cool
  • How to make tiles transparent in wp10 technical preview 10052
  • Also see this "Windows 10 New Update Build 10070 Screenshots Leaked" : http://bit.ly/1IcP09l
  • I can't get the extra large and vertical tile to work on my 1520
  • They have finally narrowed the app gap!
  • Haha
  • Nice one
  • Interesting
  • Looking forward to seeing some shots of 10 that have the traditional "windowed" image design.
  • As long as I can make tiles completely solid color and the background solid black (or white) - the one and only original WP look for classy people - I don't mind.
  • I like it! It makes the start screen look more modern and elegant. All tiles need to be transparent by default and also make it to where you can change the transparency for each individual tile incase you have a picture on one of the tiles and don't want it to be transparent. I can't wait to see the next Lumia flagship phone! It needs to stand out in the crowd and not just blend in though. Also, stop it with the numbering system! Give them names! Like the Lumia Dream or Lumia Spark or something. Use your naming rights from Halo or Minecraft. Just no numbers!
  • Just received Lumia Denim on my L520 South Africa wooooooo
  • This looks waaay better
  • Yawn, All I get to see if screen shots, I have an ICON, as normal we wait LAST for everything... Any idea when ICON or 930 users will get to play ?
  • Well done Microsoft. You are making the perfect os.
  • I think it would be better if each tiles can be customized, like choosing your own choice of colors.
  • Please bring picture password