11-14-2013 04:10 AM
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  1. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    My mom's iPhone is filled with icons and a family picture on the background; I'm not sure how she can make out anything. That said, it seems like some people want it, so why not?
    As someone previously mentioned your tiles cover up almost the entire Start screen anyway. Also, the flat design and lack of shading means that the background provides the only consistent way to separate and define tiles. While a few patterns might work okay, you'd end up with lots of start screens that were just terrible; that's bad for WP overall.
    Last edited by Chris_Kez; 11-14-2013 at 04:12 AM.
    11-07-2013 10:32 AM
  2. neo158's Avatar
    What would be the point in having a Start Screen background when 99% of it is covered with tiles?
    11-07-2013 06:48 PM
  3. iAdrian23's Avatar
    What would be the point in having a Start Screen background when 99% of it is covered with tiles?
    I don't know. Ask Windows 8.1
    11-10-2013 03:24 AM
  4. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    Okay, having seen the 1520 in person this weekend at an AT&T store I definitely think a 4x4 tile would be awesome.
    Last edited by Chris_Kez; 11-11-2013 at 12:34 PM.
    11-11-2013 11:48 AM
  5. onlinespending's Avatar
    Okay, having seen the 1520 in person this weekend at an AT&T store I definitely think a 4x4 tile would be awesome.
    Agreed. For a phablet, it would definitely be nice to have. The custom background picture on the homescreen would be nice to have regardless of the screen size. So double yay!
    11-12-2013 11:09 PM
  6. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    I don't know. Ask Windows 8.1
    That's a little different. First, I think the background image option was added in part to ease people's transition to the metro UI and make it less jarring to move back and forth between desktop and metro.
    Second, there is a LOT more visible background area because of the large borders, the space between app groups, and the fact that you can have entire sections uncovered if you have few apps pinned.
    11-14-2013 04:10 AM
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