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  1. Mohan Raj K's Avatar
    Checkout the New WP8.1 Video :
    03-28-2014 01:08 PM
  2. psgenious's Avatar
    yeah but i still thinks that picture in background would be more wonderful than it.
    jjag520 likes this.
    03-28-2014 01:18 PM
  3. abel920's Avatar
    Very disappointed. They tried way too hard on this crap, rather than give us something so simple. All we wanted is a background behind tiles. I guess they are saving that feature for Windows 8.5. Disappointed nonetheless.
    Donny James and jjag520 like this.
    03-28-2014 01:18 PM
  4. henilp89's Avatar
    UGh! I HATE IT.. I WANT A BACKGROUND! never buying a WP until i get that feature! seriously..
    Last edited by henilp89; 03-28-2014 at 07:54 PM.
    X0LARIUM, vish2801, Jaskys and 1 others like this.
    03-28-2014 01:23 PM
  5. abel920's Avatar
    UGh! I HATE IT.. I WANT A BACKGROUND! never buying a WP until i get that feature now! seriously..
    I'm thinking of switching to an HTC One (M8).
    jjag520 likes this.
    03-28-2014 01:25 PM
  6. Talderon's Avatar
    Honestly, this feature is rather nice and I would take it over background image on tiles anyway. How are you going to see the background image? The tiles will cover so much of it that you won't be able to see it much. With tile transparency, that would be ok, but, app developers have to get on the ball with it. :)

    Right now, the market apps that have this are (that I have):

    Smart Voicemail
    Audiobook Simple Player
    Battery Performance
    Readit
    CamCard
    App Folder

    Most of the default apps will as well, like Mail, Messaging, IE, Phone and the like.
    sahib lopez likes this.
    03-28-2014 01:58 PM
  7. Titanicology's Avatar
    Can't wait to put a Mariah Carey picture as my background. ๐Ÿ˜ Oh! And the HTC One M8, if someone offered me that phone for my 1520, I would trade it lol. ๐Ÿ˜œ
    03-28-2014 02:16 PM
  8. arifdanials's Avatar
    I thought I would hate skinned tiles forever but after watching the leaked video, it is not so bad after all since there is parallax view which looks really cool when you move your start screen. ๐Ÿ˜

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 620 using Tapatalk
    osoalex likes this.
    03-28-2014 06:02 PM
  9. Squachy's Avatar
    That looks a lot better than I thought it would. The parallax scrolling adds to it
    03-28-2014 06:14 PM
  10. tcedwards's Avatar
    Stop complaining, what they did was let you make the start screen any color you want. Just find a picture of a solid color that you like, set to background, and bam awesome custom windows phone. No way you could see a background picture anyway, not was much screen space as windows 8.
    03-28-2014 06:22 PM
  11. Helder Costa1's Avatar
    i think that amazing... much better than now its my oppinion... can't wait to get it... and if someone don't like it, just keep like it is now!!! but not buying a phone because of this its nonsense if you buy it without it!!!! 8.1 hurry up cant wait no more!!!
    03-28-2014 06:41 PM
  12. birgs's Avatar
    Great in real HD screen ,,
    03-28-2014 06:51 PM
  13. melvintwj's Avatar
    Those wanting a "background" instead of skinned tiles...
    Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't this background? If you look it from another perspective, it's background with 100% transparent tiles (Quite a number of you want transparency/translucency). They are giving you what you want..
    svenhassel and jojoe42 like this.
    03-28-2014 06:55 PM
  14. Luis Carlos Ruiz Paternina's Avatar
    There's people with senseless complains OMG the OS is good as it is. You can't expect them to include everything in a single release. BTW 8.1 will not be the last version of Windows Phone. I am utterly sure that we will have custom backgrounds in the future but not right now.
    03-28-2014 06:58 PM
  15. Helder Costa1's Avatar
    Those wanting a "background" instead of skinned tiles...
    Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't this background? If you look it from another perspective, it's background with 100% transparent tiles (Quite a number of you want transparency/translucency). They are giving you what you want..
    people are never happy... its like someone give them a FERRARI and they say: don't like the color... bring that startscreen to rock in my L920 can+t wait no more
    03-28-2014 07:01 PM
  16. Talderon's Avatar
    Those wanting a "background" instead of skinned tiles...
    Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't this background? If you look it from another perspective, it's background with 100% transparent tiles (Quite a number of you want transparency/translucency). They are giving you what you want..
    I think the issue is the black background is what they are not wanting. The way it is now, your tiles will break up the image with black lines around the tiles and you are able to see the "background" image ONLY of the tiles support transparency. That part will be up to the developers on if they want to enable transparency.

    I, personally, like the transparent tile background image as shown in the video. A lot of the apps I use already support transparent tiles which is nice.
    jjag520 likes this.
    03-28-2014 07:01 PM
  17. Helder Costa1's Avatar
    Those wanting a "background" instead of skinned tiles...
    Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't this background? If you look it from another perspective, it's background with 100% transparent tiles (Quite a number of you want transparency/translucency). They are giving you what you want..
    people are never happy... its like someone give them a FERRARI and they say: don't like the color... bring that startscreen to rock in my L920 can+t wait no more
    03-28-2014 07:50 PM
  18. ortizang's Avatar
    yeah but i still thinks that picture in background would be more wonderful than it.
    I don't think so
    03-28-2014 08:06 PM
  19. ortizang's Avatar
    What Microsoft did with the start screen is wonderful. Background pictures wouldn't work with live tiles, besides it would become kinda similar to android or IOS. Better have something new and innovative!
    Boris Lozac and psgenious like this.
    03-28-2014 08:08 PM
  20. ortizang's Avatar
    There's people with senseless complains OMG the OS is good as it is. You can't expect them to include everything in a single release. BTW 8.1 will not be the last version of Windows Phone. I am utterly sure that we will have custom backgrounds in the future but not right now.
    custom background wouldn't be appropriate for the live tiles and Microsoft knows it.
    03-28-2014 08:11 PM
  21. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    I quite like what was shown on the video, however I am not too sure about the number of tiles which don't represent a "window", thus not showing a part of the image.
    03-28-2014 08:19 PM
  22. abel920's Avatar
    There's people with senseless complains OMG the OS is good as it is. You can't expect them to include everything in a single release. BTW 8.1 will not be the last version of Windows Phone. I am utterly sure that we will have custom backgrounds in the future but not right now.
    I bet you they're saving this for Windows 8.5 like they always do.
    03-28-2014 08:43 PM
  23. birgs's Avatar
    Ok let see.. Until release ..there are option to set an opacity of live tiles.
    03-28-2014 08:51 PM
  24. poiman's Avatar
    Next step, giving the ability to choose colours other than black or white. Can't be that hard to implement.
    nc1886 likes this.
    03-28-2014 08:57 PM
  25. vikrant6's Avatar
    Parallax scrolling is changing my mind.. I'm liking it.. Selecting solid color pic or nice textured wallpaper would make my start screen look awesome :)
    03-28-2014 09:19 PM
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