I bet you know by now that exciting new things are coming to Windows Phone next year when Windows 10 and Windows 10 for phones launches.
There has been persistent rumors of a new UX with Live Tiles (aka Mixview Exploding Tiles, aka Flyout Tiles) this was first reported to be a part of the cancelled McLaren device. it was a feature where you would hover your finger on a tile and it would explode to tiny mini tiles on its sides just like the UX on the deceased Zune music app.
With the leaked Windows 10 9901 build that recently leaked, an API was unearthed, further proof that this mixview exploding tiles is indeed coming:
|courtesy: Windows Phone Lovers Facebook Page|
There's even an alleged leaked photo or this exploding live tile:
As you can see, the FaceBook live tile explodes to give you different mini tiles for different purposes (like check-in, friends, take/upload a photo) and of course once the SDK for the new Windows 10 is released developers will be able to customize what these mini tiles can do with their apps or even give you the option of personalizing it yourself, I don't know about you but I am excited about this new change that's coming.
I also noticed that this will be yet another McLaren feature that will be available to all existing and future Lumia phones, as all phones will be up-gradable to Windows 10.
With the newly released Gestures beta app, I am beginning to think that the McLaren device was just Windows Phone 8.1 running a whole lot of Windows 10 features and it got cancelled just so it could be introduced properly as Windows 10, sounds plausible?
What do you thinks?