Microsoft will bring transparent tiles to Windows 10 for phones
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.
Where is all panorama /pivot menu?all the identities of wp is being shredded away. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
In fact, Windows 10 on desktop and phone seems to be a real step back from the design elegance of WP8.1/Windows 8.1. Unless both betas improve drastically, I would be hesitant to 'upgrade' either my phone or my computer to Windows 10.
I'm done for today... See yall tomorrow....
I wanna see that keyboard in action tomorrow, Daniel.
One more thingy...... We need a option that blends the two together... I want transparent tiles, but with the full screen background image... Maybe they could make tiles form some kind of outline, or something... IDK, but JUST PLEASE MAKE IT HAPPEN, MS❗❗
The nice thing is that smirk on Joes face when he says there's more to come... That means a lot more, and something special is coming.
Especially when your marketing sucks rat balls.
As Apple goes to the bank... Your faith..
WP was at the other extreme. too simple.
both have improved now.
And the overall design doesn't match...
You have new dial pad and alarm which just doesn't match the design language for, say some of the settings. (which will be fixed in the future updates I believe :) )
1. the choise with new style of background and old style like wp8.1
2. I wanna choose the level of transparency of tiles; semi-transporansy, full transporancy and not transporancy at all! I'd love to use non-transporansy tiles and background.
3. More colours of tiles or to make each tile was a different color, just like desktop Windows 8.1/10
There home screen rotates as tab is kept vertical , horizontally up/down
Data toggle gone
Back button half works
Battery heats up playing ccs
Uc browser broken Still missing
USB data tethering
USB on-the -go (otg) Tiles still the same Voice recorder , file explorer; thanks
I was getting really angry at the possibility of losing my current start screen design
I have a Nokia lumia 521 and I really want to update into a Windows Phone 10. Microsoft Should add RIng and vibrate at the Same time like the IPhone does including with the Custom vibrate patterns
1. Does it have ongoing call waiting notification? (meaning that fi you call someone and that person is already in a call, will the phone nitify you that the other person is already talking on the phone)
2. Does it have smart dial? PS: Excuse my bad English.
It should also be possible to arrange tiles on start screen from bottom to top, from left to right or vice versa.
w10 screen looks ugly to me.
The settings app, only the looks are changed. Everything else is pretty much the same. But, ahid say, inspite of the being the first build, it is very stable..
Circle,hexagon or triangle depending upon application iconography.
Not sure what being talked about. My tiles are still transparent.