If you installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones, you may have noticed that the start screen renders tiles differently from what we've seen in Windows Phone 8.1. Tiles that use the theme color were transparent in Windows Phone 8.1, allowing you to see the background image, but in Windows 10 for phones, the tiles are merely translucent. If you're a fan of transparent tiles, you're in luck, as Microsoft's Joe Belfiore announced that the feature will be making its way to Windows 10 for phones.
@OpenPlumbob yes... Were planning to include both the "full background" and "in the tiles" options.@OpenPlumbob yes... Were planning to include both the "full background" and "in the tiles" options.— joebelfiore (@joebelfiore) February 13, 2015February 13, 2015
There's no mention as to when the feature will be available, but for those of you wondering whether transparent tiles will be available, there's your answer. It's coming.
How are you liking the Windows 10 preview for phones? Be sure to check out our hands-on video to know all that's new in the preview:
Source: Twitter (Joe Belfiore)
Thanks Bryan for the tip!
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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.