04-07-2014 01:47 PM
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  1. avigyan's Avatar
    Nokia Conversations says that the extra column of live tile shall be available to all the devices and they specifically talk about the 520 which has just 4in screen. Is it necessary? How many of you are happy about it?
    04-02-2014 11:48 PM
  2. anon(7900571)'s Avatar
    it would look horrible on lumia 520
    Edit yes it does support lumia 520
    Last edited by Himanshu Chowdhary; 04-03-2014 at 12:19 AM. Reason: Support added for lumia 520
    04-02-2014 11:51 PM
  3. avigyan's Avatar
    04-02-2014 11:53 PM
  4. Marco Miranda1's Avatar
    Cortana (yes!) and Many, Many Other Great Features coming in Windows Phone 8.1

    "In 2013, we added a third column on devices for 5-inch screen or larger devices, like the Lumia 1520, to enable more stuff to show up on the screen. People really liked this so we are enabling this on all screen sizes in Windows Phone 8.1. "

    Horrible or not, doesn't matter you can disable the third column
    04-02-2014 11:56 PM
  5. avigyan's Avatar
    It might not look horrible. Maybe MS has optimized it according the screen size so that it doesn't look ugly. Remember our initial thoughts on the new start screen backgrounds, which later turned out to be amazing due to the parallax effect?
    04-02-2014 11:59 PM
  6. anon(7900571)'s Avatar
    It would make the start screen clutter , hard to touch small live tiles , they will squeeze the size of live tiles to get them fit in 4 inch phone.
    04-03-2014 12:20 AM
  7. Amritash Pathania's Avatar
    4.3 inch screen will work fine
    04-03-2014 12:35 AM
  8. anon(7900571)'s Avatar
    4.3 inch screen will work fine
    True they have some space for tiles , they won't be pixilated.
    04-03-2014 12:40 AM
  9. Amritash Pathania's Avatar
    I guess they will decrease the end margins
    04-03-2014 12:49 AM
  10. Amritash Pathania's Avatar
    I still have one doubt , today when I saw official video of wp8.1 . When he used notification center in 630 .it has 4 quick setting toggles .and when he used 1520 it has 5 . I wonder whether it depends on the 2 column or 3 column tiles
    04-03-2014 12:53 AM
  11. anon(7900571)'s Avatar
    I still have one doubt , today when I saw official video of wp8.1 . When he used notification center in 630 .it has 4 quick setting toggles .and when he used 1520 it has 5 . I wonder whether it depends on the 2 column or 3 column tiles
    That depends on screen size , lumia 630 does not have enough room for one extra slot where as lumia 1520 has 6 inch screen , more room for customization :)
    04-03-2014 12:54 AM
  12. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    3 column mode on the 620 is going to look hilarious.
    04-03-2014 01:02 AM
  13. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    Its confirmed now ! I read on nokia conversations right now, 520 is getting 3 columns too ! Besides, a guy checked in the 4inch phone emulator of sdk, he also has confirmed 3 columns !!! Yippee ! (though i know it would be useless-
    04-03-2014 01:10 AM
  14. Sekyal's Avatar
    I'll give it a try on my 521 just to see how it looks. I'm guessing on a smaller screen it will be most beneficial to use only with medium and wide tiles. At least that is how I think it will work for me. The small tiles don't generally do a lot as a live tile anyway. Glad it's an option anyway.
    svenhassel likes this.
    04-04-2014 07:23 PM
  15. Talderon's Avatar
    Okay there... I have a Lumia 520 that is running a build of WP8.1 (at work in the lab). It WILL support the extra row. If you are one to use SMALL tiles, you are not going to like it much, but Med and Large tiles are good on the screen. Unlike some, I have big hands and big fingers. Little tiles on anything smaller than 5" would be hard for me to use. I did set it up with Med and Large tiles, was able to get more on the screen and had no issues with using it.

    Hope that helps.
    04-04-2014 11:58 PM
  16. Mayur's Avatar
    I still have one doubt , today when I saw official video of wp8.1 . When he used notification center in 630 .it has 4 quick setting toggles .and when he used 1520 it has 5 . I wonder whether it depends on the 2 column or 3 column tiles
    There has been lots of speculations and mis-information about this,

    -setting of 2 or 3 columns has nothing to do it, see videos of 930 which has 3 columns but still only 4 quick settings
    -then there was info in one of WPC article that 5 quick settings option is only for 1080p screens, once again not true as 930 has 1080p screen but only 4 quick settings

    I believe that this in only available on screen size 5+ inch, screen size 5 inch and less will have only 4 quick settings by default.
    04-05-2014 12:38 AM
  17. Mayur's Avatar
    3 column mode on the 620 is going to look hilarious.
    Simple solution - don't use it or use it but with only medium and large size tiles, small tiles is going to be too small, but hilarious? No. As a reference it will be almost same size as "Enter" key on your WP keyboard.
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    04-05-2014 12:50 AM
  18. arifdanials's Avatar
    Simple solution - don't use it or use it but with only medium and large size tiles, small tiles is going to be too small, but hilarious? No. As a reference it will be almost same size as "Enter" key on your WP keyboard.
    3 column mode on the 620 won't look hilarious. I'm sure Microsoft has done something to make the tiles still touchable
    04-05-2014 01:38 AM
  19. wuiyang's Avatar
    maybe small screen has 3 column mode, but no "small size" tile
    04-05-2014 06:42 AM
  20. hopmedic's Avatar
    My comment will not address the smaller screens, but I picked up an Icon last night, and those three columns are sure nice on that phone. Where my 928 had enough tiles pinned that I would swipe my thumb 2-3 times to get to the bottom, on the Icon I've got two full screens worth of height, plus one row of small tiles, so I get to the bottom in one swipe. On top of that, I'm using a couple of large tiles where I used medium before, using the wide WPCentral tile where I had used small before, and using several medium tiles where I'd used small. So I'm seeing more information, and swiping less.

    Yes, I like it.

    On a 480x800 screen, I don't think I would. But as people often say, choice is good.
    anon(7900571) likes this.
    04-05-2014 08:55 AM
  21. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    Simple solution - don't use it or use it but with only medium and large size tiles, small tiles is going to be too small, but hilarious? No. As a reference it will be almost same size as "Enter" key on your WP keyboard.
    Nah, it's still hilarious. You're right though about only using medium and large sized tiles on a small screen. I'll probably do that on my 820 as the small tiles will probably look odd and pixelated.
    04-05-2014 02:36 PM
  22. kjnoel's Avatar
    Phonearena says all devices will get the 3 tiles.
    Check out the video:
    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Video...ne-8.1_id54690

    Posted via the WPC App for Android!
    04-05-2014 03:40 PM
  23. hopmedic's Avatar
    Phonearena says all devices will get the 3 tiles.
    Check out the video:
    Video of three column support on older devices with Windows Phone 8.1

    Posted via the WPC App for Android!
    Joe Belfiore said it. That's what counts.
    04-05-2014 09:33 PM
  24. kjnoel's Avatar
    Joe Belfiore said it. That's what counts.
    That to.

    Posted via the WPC App for Android!
    04-06-2014 09:44 PM
  25. chenhogi's Avatar
    Am I the only one thinking the extra column of tiles will make the screen too clattered? One of the things I like about WP is the clean look of the homescreen, and I feel that the extra column makes the screen too busy.
    Kram Sacul likes this.
    04-07-2014 03:07 AM
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