Windows 10 for phones may come with larger, vertical live tiles

While we're still waiting (im)patiently for the first preview builds of Windows 10 for phones to drop, the image up top might give us a sneak peek at something new. It belongs to Microsoft employee, Vesku Paananen, who tweeted and then removed it ahead of an upcoming business summit. And on the phone it looks an awful lot like a double-stacked vertical live tile.

It looks identical in height to the width of current wide tiles, only not horizontal. Specific changes to live tiles haven't been discussed in what we've heard thus far, but with the influx of larger display devices both past and presumably future, it makes a certain amount of sense to make tiles go both ways in getting larger.

There's nothing to suggest the image isn't real, and on the face of it the phone looks a lot like the current Windows Phone 8.1. But then, that could well be on purpose. Making it easier to disguise, or something.

So, what do we think; vertical live tiles sound good?

via BestMobileBlog

Thanks Atte for the tip!

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