- 06-20-2012, 04:39 PM #1
Awesome. Now my WP can look like my iPhone but with an older generation phone.
Ok, it will still be a cool upgrade, and you buy tech knowing the clock starts ticking on it bein obsolete on day one.
But, come on MS, why would you risking angering the only people who would be good up sell candidates to a wp8?
- 06-20-2012, 04:48 PM #4
You can size them as you like. It is up to you. If you leave them medium sized it will be identical to what we have. Wish people stopped with false knowledge. It is going out of control now
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- 06-20-2012, 05:38 PM #6
you kidding me.. its only CLUTTERED if YOU make it clutter you cluts! .. lol
WP8 looks NOTHING like the Iphone......
Iphone = Grids of Icons
WP8 = 100% customizable tiles size and placement.. not to mention interactive!!!
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- 06-20-2012, 05:53 PM #8
It looks EXACTLY like the iPhone and Android app menu. Just because we can have different sized icons does not change the fact. iPhone and Android are even cleaner now because their icons aren't different sizes.
As a matter of fact, I hope Microsoft either eliminates or makes big revisions to the app drawer on the right. The new start screen makes it redundant and it was never great at quickly fetching apps.
- 06-20-2012, 06:10 PM #10
We need more knee jerk overreactions about WP8 like this. It's really improving the quality of this forum.
Anyone else have a misinformed complaint about WP8 they want to freak out about before they have all the facts?
- 06-20-2012, 06:12 PM #11
People shouldn't be *****ing about a feature they have not actually seen or read about. You have total control over the size and placement of the icons. It's just like it is now, but you can adjust the size. Or..... wait for it..... not adjust the size!
06-20-2012, 07:15 PM #13
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The new Start Screen has zero bearing on the "app drawer". You can pin as much or as little as you want to the Start screen now, and you will be able to pin as much or as little as you want to the Start Screen in WP 7.8/8. If the "app drawer" wasn't there, how would you launch something not pinned to the Start Screen, in either UI version?Xbox Live Gamertag: DanSmithKY
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- 06-20-2012, 08:09 PM #17
Right because having functional tiles acting as icons that show you notifications REGARDLESS of size are considered to be a cluttered mess. If you can't organize your home screen to become functional, then maybe you shouldn't mess with the new update
06-20-2012, 09:12 PM #18
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In the screen caps, I didn't like it. When I watched the video and saw it in motion, it's actually not so bad. Much more cluttered that WP7, but also far more useful (I'll need to delve in to the app menu, or scroll down the page, a lot less now).
- 06-20-2012, 10:36 PM #19
This could be ok if you've got control over layout features.
I wonder what the chances are of AT&T letting people out of their lumia contracts for new wp's and a two year commitment?
I also wonder if someone will file a class action suit against Nokia and MS for knowingly selling phones that you can't fully upgrade. It would be ridiculous, but if I've thought about it, chances are someone else has too.
- 06-21-2012, 01:07 AM #23
I'm definitely a power user, and when I saw the summit demo video of the guy naming off all the different styles of how you can customize your start screen... I was like "DATS MEEEEEEEEEE" when he said "Power user". Haha. I have an Android, and I just use the app drawer because there just isn't enough single home screen availability for me to put the apps I want on it. I think that's whats so great about the windows phone start screen, it's scrolls up and down... not transition left and right to different home screens.
- 06-21-2012, 01:23 AM #24
- 06-21-2012, 02:02 AM #25
xda-developers - View Single Post - Lumia owner cheated and angry.
There is only one word to describe the **** storm, misinformation, whining, rabid bias and plain stupidity Microsoft's various announcements have generated these last days: disgust.