Why Microsoft is considering a pivot away from live tiles on Windows

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A new Start menu without live tiles is in the works at Microsoft, but why? Let's explore.
Thanks to a recent Windows 10 build leak, it's now been confirmed that Microsoft is experimenting with a new Start menu design which drops live tiles in favor of a more traditional static grid of icons. I first wrote about this possibility earlier this year. Many responded with a whole list of reasons why I was wrong and how live tiles are a staple Microsoft UX that is recognizable and adored globally.

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