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  1. wpcontinue's Avatar
    Let's be honest. Win10 for phones will have absolutely the same UI like wp8 and Microsoft won' t change a thing. iOS7 big change, Android Lollipop - big change. Microsofts Windows Phone - absolutely the same since wp7 (except the blank space on the start screen with the arrow) for 5 years..
    12-10-2014 07:03 AM
  2. portalfocus's Avatar
    Let's be honest. Win10 for phones will have absolutely the same UI like wp8 and Microsoft won' t change a thing. iOS7 big change, Android Lollipop - big change. Microsofts Windows Phone - absolutely the same since wp7 (except the blank space on the start screen with the arrow) for 5 years..
    ..Are you working with them? Do you know their projects? If don't, then.... This will be ignored.
    12-10-2014 07:09 AM
  3. Geddeeee's Avatar
    Let's be honest. Win10 for phones will have absolutely the same UI like wp8 and Microsoft won' t change a thing. iOS7 big change, Android Lollipop - big change. Microsofts Windows Phone - absolutely the same since wp7 (except the blank space on the start screen with the arrow) for 5 years..
    So what's your point?? Apart from you like the iOS and LP design (influenced by WP, by the way).
    If it ain't broke... don't fix it. Apart from some supposed missing features WP works well.

    Anyone who is expecting a massive deviation from what we have already will be sorely disappointed... The exit is over there, by the way... If you're not happy, use it!!!!
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    12-10-2014 07:16 AM
  4. anon5997296's Avatar
    What is the thing in the current UI that you don't like??
    12-10-2014 07:16 AM
  5. Yazen's Avatar
    What is the thing in the current UI that you don't like??
    Becoming more and more like competitor platforms, e.g action center, nothing but a poor knockoff. Android and iOS have much better pull down notifications.
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    12-10-2014 08:18 AM
  6. jmshub's Avatar
    While we don't know what W10 on phones will look like, it will still look like Windows Phone. I do expect minor changes to improve functionality and appearances, but I don't expect a radical change. Nor should we, the Windows UI is a key part of Windows Phone. If Windows 10 came out and looked just like Android, more existing users would be confused and upset.

    UI changes are rarely dramatic, they are almost always small incremental updates on any platform. Even iOS.. iOS7 was basically iOS6 with flattened icons and UI bits.
    12-10-2014 08:29 AM
  7. dsimages's Avatar
    Android lollipop update was a simple color scheme and new animations on top of android kit Kat. (yes there were other, under the hood improvements.)

    I was and android user since day one. Most frustrating thing was how the OS UI and app UI were always different.
    Windows phone holds UI consistency throughout the entire usage of the phone and apps.

    WP will have to totally f'up the UI for mr to consider going back to android.
    12-10-2014 10:35 PM
  8. anon5997296's Avatar
    Becoming more and more like competitor platforms, e.g action center, nothing but a poor knockoff. Android and iOS have much better pull down notifications.
    Agree with you, me too want these changes just don't move away from Metro. Make it different than other platforms like WP8 and 7 were. And no hamburger menu please!
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    12-11-2014 02:18 AM
  9. yaron zeevik's Avatar
    See Daniel recent arrival about mix view tiles
    12-11-2014 02:32 AM
  10. tapehead's Avatar
    Oh, wow, another negative thread from wpcontinue? I'm shocked.

    While Android no longer bears a major resemblance to its embryonic states, you really cannot argue the point with anybody, professional or not, that iOS is all that different from the original phone. In fact, Apple is now at the point where they one criticism professionals constantly give is that the interface and basic functions have been static and show a lack of development since its original incarnation. There was a man on YouTube who switched back to the original iPhone for a week and found that really the only difference was iMessage, the window shade, and that many apps couldn't run on the older hardware.
    12-11-2014 03:58 AM
  11. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Sadly until MS come out and say it publicly, people will continue to jump to conclusions about the UX. There are so many deep rooted flaws however I have rarely seen anyone mention them, most probably due to the fact that people really haven't used it in a work place environment.

    Personally I feel that if you haven't used a device on a day to day basis for work and your personal life, you really haven't stressed the device or used it to it's full potential.

    Windows phone had the makings of something truly spectacular with Windows Phone 7, whereas with 8 I was hoping they would build on that. However no thanks to some people who don't even get the UX (i.e Games in the applist - the most visible of the changes) have influenced the MS to make silly design changes with windows phone 8.1, therefore with 8.1 we saw the destruction of the HUB model in favour of the app model & their social extensibility framework...

    The irony of it all is, ios and android are slowly moving to a hub centric model and people are praising them for it - the very same target audience who complained about it in the first place when they used windows phone .

    I for one hope with windows 10 they go back to basics and bring back the hub model integrated with the app model, this is doable as software by definition is extremely malleable.
    12-11-2014 04:38 AM
  12. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    I really like the current UI, the concepts are ugly and kills the favor of WP
    12-11-2014 04:41 AM
  13. jomarr's Avatar
    Let's be honest. Win10 for phones will have absolutely the same UI like wp8 and Microsoft won' t change a thing. iOS7 big change, Android Lollipop - big change. Microsofts Windows Phone - absolutely the same since wp7 (except the blank space on the start screen with the arrow) for 5 years..

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    I mean, yeah, Windows Phone didn't have some major design overhaul but it's not fair to say iOS and Android had HUGE differences from the past. All iOS did at first was add background images then flat and clean icons on 7 and 8. Stock Android isn't even that much of a difference except for the flat icons. The flat UI that Windows started with. While Windows Phone didn't have a major design change, it changed the way iOS and Android look at their design. Now we have FLAT and CLEAN everywhere.

    Also, Windows Phone only had two major releases to date. Windows Phone 7 and 8 and the reason behind the same feel is that flat is still the big thing in design. Like some experts say, Windows started a design revolution.

    Also, it's not right to say Win10 will have the same design as we haven't had a single design leak for Windows 10 for Phones. All you said is basically irrelevant.
    12-11-2014 06:01 AM
  14. jmshub's Avatar
    Windows phone had the makings of something truly spectacular with Windows Phone 7, whereas with 8 I was hoping they would build on that. However no thanks to some people who don't even get the UX (i.e Games in the applist - the most visible of the changes) have influenced the MS to make silly design changes with windows phone 8.1, therefore with 8.1 we saw the destruction of the HUB model in favour of the app model & their social extensibility framework...

    The irony of it all is, ios and android are slowly moving to a hub centric model and people are praising them for it - the very same target audience who complained about it in the first place when they used windows phone .

    I for one hope with windows 10 they go back to basics and bring back the hub model integrated with the app model, this is doable as software by definition is extremely malleable.
    The hub concept in WP7 was brilliant, but in implementation, it was inconsistent. The games hub was the only one that worked every time, where all new games were added into the games hub. But others, like photo hub, was a total missed opportunity. I don't know if it was mediocre apps that were built to not use the hubs option, or if the APIs were limited for third party apps, but it created a watering down of the hubs structure until it was just basically eliminated by WP8.
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    12-11-2014 09:05 AM
  15. Giddora's Avatar
    Let's be honest. Win10 for phones will have absolutely the same UI like wp8 and Microsoft won' t change a thing. iOS7 big change, Android Lollipop - big change. Microsofts Windows Phone - absolutely the same since wp7 (except the blank space on the start screen with the arrow) for 5 years..
    So Ios has undergone a change in 7 years and Android has undergone a change in 6 years (Both HEAVILY inspired by WP). That automatically means Windows Phone needs a change just because the other two have changed once?
    jmshub and xandros9 like this.
    12-11-2014 10:21 AM
  16. dwarfsize's Avatar
    I'm thinking I really want this feature in the new WP10 UI - but I hope they don't change the look of the start screen too much - i'm in love with it lol
    https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/f...-tile-password
    12-11-2014 11:09 AM
  17. thesachd's Avatar
    So what's your point?? Apart from you like the iOS and LP design (influenced by WP, by the way).
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    I mean, yeah, Windows Phone didn't have some major design overhaul but it's not fair to say iOS and Android had HUGE differences from the past. All iOS did at first was add background images then flat and clean icons on 7 and 8. Stock Android isn't even that much of a difference except for the flat icons. The flat UI that Windows started with. While Windows Phone didn't have a major design change, it changed the way iOS and Android look at their design. Now we have FLAT and CLEAN everywhere.
    Disagree with both of you and with the OP as well.

    I disagree with both of you because maybe iOS 7 had been inspired by Windows Phone but Android Lollipop and previous iterations had been flat for a long time, the difference Lollipop brought was bolder colours, use of shadows, better animations than ran at 60 FPS and gave you a feeling of where they came from, and some other tweaks.

    Windows Phone has slowly become an OS with less and less colors, with the start screen or two color applications that are judged by the theme that you select in the settings.
    12-11-2014 12:52 PM
  18. Vaibhav Vibhu's Avatar
    Mix view ui should be there for every device
    12-11-2014 01:11 PM
  19. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    No changes?
    lets see, wat did we get this year ( 2014 )
    we got transparency / wallpapers
    we got life folders ( A )
    we got a actioncenter ( B )
    we got a data toggle ( C )

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    I think its clean and sleak and most important its swift and stable.
    12-11-2014 06:08 PM
  20. Angry_Mushroom's Avatar
    Let's be honest. Win10 for phones will have absolutely the same UI like wp8 and Microsoft won' t change a thing. iOS7 big change, Android Lollipop - big change. Microsofts Windows Phone - absolutely the same since wp7 (except the blank space on the start screen with the arrow) for 5 years..
    To be fair... Android and iOS haven't really changed in the way they operate or look. You tap icons, and they make stuff happen. Only truly unique UI I've seen is Jolla, and that's still in it's infancy. Change for the sake of change isn't always good. Both Android and iOS appear to have made most changes as gradual evolutionary changes. Not unlike Windows Phone over the past few years. Update the wrapper, but keep the recipe classic. Works for coke, and apparently the tech industry.

    Or... you could say MS got burned after the Win8 UI debacle, and they're going to avoid anything radically different lest they bring down the wrath of angry tech junkies again.
    12-11-2014 07:07 PM
  21. mprebich's Avatar
    Keep the UI as it is.

    Most important to me is that it is missing USB OTG and digital audio output.

    I'm still hoping that with Windows 10 and the rumored convergence of RT/Phone that these features will be available. We should have this same functionality available on all platforms. If I have an external DAC that I run off my Surface tablet's USB, why shouldn't I be able to do the same thing through my WPhone's USB?

    Not meaning to go OT, just saying that I'm happy with the UI, and see some features enhancement more important changes.
    12-11-2014 10:51 PM
  22. James8561's Avatar
    ^probably due to drivers. your surface is the pro model right? ARM versions of Windows don't allow custom drivers that's why discrete hardwares such as an external DAC can't work.
    12-12-2014 12:07 AM
  23. wpcontinue's Avatar
    If by changes, you mean catching up with competitors yes..
    we got life folders - WOW..
    we got a actioncenter - WOOOOW..
    we got a data toggle - dude, you're kidding me right?

    I dont think the UI should be different. I mean it should change the way ios7 and LP did. Add more soft colors like in Android, add this MixView sh*t, add more and fluid animation, change the icons, add more function to these useless Live Tiles (yes they are useless). So much stuff can be done yet staying with the roots of Metro and typografy.

    And to those that continue to blow the trumpet all the way around, saying that ios and LP copied Windows Phone with the flatterend design, well at least they managed to made it look beautiful and warm. This metro thing looks ok on paper, on underground signs and so on, but on digital this isnt the case. Apple and Google realized that, and made it right. FLAT != METRO, know your facts. Apple and Google are flat, meaning no skeumorphism and gradients, while using warm colors and informative iconst. Microsoft is Metro, which is infographic oriented design and fonts. The last gets boring quickly, because it is no fun, meaning consumers get bored. Static grid of icons is still functional and fun when it is made right. Microsoft should differentiate with Tiles, but make them more FUN and user friendly, by adding tons of feautures (some of them i just mentioned). iOS and Android are successful, not only because of the apps and the ecosystem, but because Apple knows it needs to bring the sex-factor in their products. Google is starting to realize this too. Only Microsoft is wood. People love what they see at first glance, then come the functional features. Yes, you want the job done with your device, but that is not what attracts consumers. They want animations, tweaks and awesome UI. WP UI is functional and business, and thats why its a niche and noone buys it (and thats why noone wants to write apps for it), while iOS and Lollipop (recently) are sexy and successful.

    Conclusion: Stay with tiles and typography, but overhaul the whole UI from the scratch with the cool factor.

    I am WP user.
    Last edited by wpcontinue; 12-12-2014 at 04:50 AM.
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    12-12-2014 04:34 AM
  24. BatteryLife's Avatar
    If by changes, you mean catching up with competitors yes..
    we got life folders - WOW..
    we got a actioncenter - WOOOOW..
    we got a data toggle - dude, you're kidding me right?

    I dont think the UI should be different. I mean it should change the way ios7 and LP did. Add more soft colors like in Android, add this MixView sh*t, add more and fluid animation, change the icons, add more function to these useless Live Tiles (yes they are useless). So much stuff can be done yet staying with the roots of Metro and typografy.

    And to those that continue to blow the trumpet all the way around, saying that ios and LP copied Windows Phone with the flatterend design, well at least they managed to made it look beautiful and warm. This metro thing looks ok on paper, on underground signs and so on, but on digital this isnt the case. Apple and Google realized that, and made it right.
    Design is a very subjective thing. You may not like it. Certainly doesn't mean Microsoft did not "made it right".

    Live tiles useless? Well I guess it could be a little more functional but its certainly not useless.
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    12-12-2014 04:41 AM
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    I never used Windows Mobile, but that looks NICE!! Love the honeycomb style going on there.
    12-12-2014 04:47 AM
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