11-28-2012 07:09 PM
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  1. Anirudh Sarma's Avatar
    Coming From Android, the live tiles have been something new, spectacular imo and pretty amazing. I am used to having a lot of widgets and apps on the screen (rather than looking in the app drawer) on android. But when it comes to my 920 i just seem to be running out of space, there is just so much i want on my home screen, wondering if it would not be a bad idea for wm8 to introduce multiple screens.

    any thoughts?
    11-28-2012 03:57 PM
  2. congusano's Avatar
    Um, scroll down?
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    11-28-2012 04:03 PM
  3. fwaits's Avatar
    I only use medium or large tiles for specific apps that have useful tile info that i want frequently enough, otherwise I use the small size for some app launching or items with counters. Not sure a multi-page design is in the spirit of Microsoft's new UI. Just like Windows 8, it has the long scrolling screen, albeit horizontal.
    11-28-2012 04:04 PM
  4. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    You can just make the tiles smaller. Maybe there could be tile folders in the future. Where you shove a bunch of tiles into one and the folder tile displays stuff. But multiple home screen is disorganized and creates clutter.
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    11-28-2012 04:05 PM
  5. Anirudh Sarma's Avatar
    Um, scroll down?
    Well, how much would you want to scroll. The whole point of apps on the screen rather than the app drawer/section is the ease of access. scrolling defeats this purpose
    11-28-2012 04:11 PM
  6. Anirudh Sarma's Avatar
    I only use medium or large tiles for specific apps that have useful tile info that i want frequently enough, otherwise I use the small size for some app launching or items with counters. Not sure a multi-page design is in the spirit of Microsoft's new UI. Just like Windows 8, it has the long scrolling screen, albeit horizontal.
    It does come down to that, but there are a lot of things that i want on the medium or large tiles (weather, mail, music,photos,football scores, ) and having the small tile for them reduces the aesthetic quotient, for example having a small tile for the live score of sports is useless cause i will need to go into the app to get information.

    there are however some apps for which small tiles suffice (pdf reader, office, xbox games...)
    11-28-2012 04:16 PM
  7. congusano's Avatar
    Well, how much would you want to scroll. The whole point of apps on the screen rather than the app drawer/section is the ease of access. scrolling defeats this purpose
    wouldn't you have to swipe or scroll to get to multiple screens though?
    11-28-2012 04:21 PM
  8. Anirudh Sarma's Avatar
    You can just make the tiles smaller. Maybe there could be tile folders in the future. Where you shove a bunch of tiles into one and the folder tile displays stuff. But multiple home screen is disorganized and creates clutter.
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    Folders would again defeat this purpose, for the point of live tile is to show the important info without going into the app.

    Besides Tiles is/are windows mobiles USP and i dont think they are going to mess around with this too much, but adding multiple screens is something i think is very useful
    11-28-2012 04:21 PM
  9. Anirudh Sarma's Avatar
    wouldn't you have to swipe or scroll to get to multiple screens though?
    The amount would be lesser wouldn't it ?
    11-28-2012 04:22 PM
  10. ALpHa.Q.RoUgH's Avatar
    Just scroll down and maybe adjust the sizes of some of your tiles. You can pin a large amount of apps on the homescreen if you know how to adjust your tile sizes.
    11-28-2012 04:30 PM
  11. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    If you want that go to android / iPhone. Windows phones have a different experience for a reason.
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    11-28-2012 04:31 PM
  12. Anirudh Sarma's Avatar
    If you want that go to android / iPhone. Windows phones have a different experience for a reason.
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    You misunderstand me mon ami, have been using android for over 2 years and i just switched to wm8 . I love everything about the phone, this thread was a mere suggestion over the OS improvement.

    PS

    Android lags like crazy, give it 6 months and you will need a 24 core processor to run key lime pie. I think apple products are overpriced
    11-28-2012 04:43 PM
  13. Reflexx's Avatar
    Well, how much would you want to scroll. The whole point of apps on the screen rather than the app drawer/section is the ease of access. scrolling defeats this purpose
    Scrolling isn't much different than swiping to go to another screen.

    I suppose a swipe to the side could be slightly faster, but not by much.

    On one side we already have Kids Corner, so we won't be able to swipe to that side. A lot of people have suggested that a swipe to the other side should be for notifications.
    11-28-2012 04:46 PM
  14. dkp23's Avatar
    Running out of room? how many apps do you want? i have like 16 apps already displayed when my screen i scrolled all the way up and can fit a lot more if i changed my tiles and 34 apps all together and i barely have to scroll Android can only fit like 16 right? Then keep scrolling and scrolling if you want more which is annoying. If you use widgets forget about having a lot of apps on your screen unless you use folders which doesnt realy give you quick access.

    perhaps the issue is you have a wm8, i use a wp8
    11-28-2012 04:48 PM
  15. Reflexx's Avatar
    Running out of room? how many apps do you want? i have like 16 apps already displayed when my screen i scrolled all the way up and can fit a lot more if i changed my tiles and 34 apps all together and i barely have to scroll Android can only fit like 16 right? Then keep scrolling and scrolling if you want more which is annoying. If you use widgets forget about having a lot of apps on your screen unless you use folders which doesnt realy give you quick access.

    perhaps the issue is you have a wm8, i use a wp8
    I think that part of the issue is that Live Tiles are just so cool that it's hard to pick and choose which ones you want to make small. You want to see all the neat little animations and data.
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    11-28-2012 04:49 PM
  16. socialcarpet's Avatar
    Well, how much would you want to scroll. The whole point of apps on the screen rather than the app drawer/section is the ease of access. scrolling defeats this purpose
    Either way you're scrolling down or scrolling horizontally. Is one really easier than the other? I think not.
    11-28-2012 04:50 PM
  17. B T C's Avatar
    Nokia is coming out with the Lumia 9200 next year. It's going to have like a 45" screen so that everything can be conveniently accessed.
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    11-28-2012 04:53 PM
  18. Shap2012's Avatar
    Coming From Android, the live tiles have been something new, spectacular imo and pretty amazing. I am used to having a lot of widgets and apps on the screen (rather than looking in the app drawer) on android. But when it comes to my 920 i just seem to be running out of space, there is just so much i want on my home screen, wondering if it would not be a bad idea for wm8 to introduce multiple screens.

    any thoughts?
    I personally with the live tiles scrolled down like pages instead of a continous scroll. that would make gettting to apps much faster that are far down the page.
    11-28-2012 04:55 PM
  19. Anirudh Sarma's Avatar
    I think that part of the issue is that Live Tiles are just so cool that it's hard to pick and choose which ones you want to make small. You want to see all the neat little animations and data.
    exactly
    11-28-2012 04:56 PM
  20. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    You misunderstand me mon ami, have been using android for over 2 years and i just switched to wm8 . I love everything about the phone, this thread was a mere suggestion over the OS improvement.

    PS

    Android lags like crazy, give it 6 months and you will need a 24 core processor to run key lime pie. I think apple products are overpriced
    Lol well they do have quad cores. I think they will get there soon.
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    11-28-2012 05:19 PM
  21. Anirudh Sarma's Avatar
    Lol well they do have quad cores. I think they will get there soon.
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    Before i got the 920 i was using a galaxy S and the phone was dying due to lack of ram and processing capability, i was looking to buy another android phone and i had a look at my friends htc one x, the phone was fast being quad core and all. Then i looked at the RAM consumption and it was 800 MB (he did have a lot of apps running, nevertheless). I found that to be extremely ridiculous and realized that if i was going to get another android phone it could very well be useless in 6-12 months, hence windows
    11-28-2012 05:36 PM
  22. Steve Ridges's Avatar
    I'm with you and I posted a comment about this before. I love WP but I think I need some folders. I'm not sure what the best way to implement them is. I like to have a lot of apps. With the current setup, you ether A) have tons of apps pinned to your start screen which requires lots of scrolling or B) scroll thru the app list alphabetically. With option A, if you use the small tile to fit lots of apps on, you only have the symbol and no name so you have to memorize every apps icon.

    My problem is that I can't always remember the name of an app. With my iPhone, I would have a network tools folder etc. and I only had to glance at 10 or so apps to find the one that I want instead of remembering that the bandwidth tester is under Q because it's full name is Quick Bandwidth tester etc.
    11-28-2012 05:41 PM
  23. Reflexx's Avatar
    There needs to be projector added to the phone. Press it and BAM!, on your wall you see 200 perfectly animated live tiles.

    I think I'd use it every night before bed. Just have it project on my ceiling.
    11-28-2012 05:48 PM
  24. AMERICANRAJ's Avatar
    Get a Surface!
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    11-28-2012 05:58 PM
  25. ALpHa.Q.RoUgH's Avatar
    Get a Surface!
    Agreed!! People need to realize the Surface does what some of the people are complaining about.
    11-28-2012 06:08 PM
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