11-22-2015 05:36 PM
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  1. SonOfDad's Avatar
    Too late by far! It's already been butchered and is now pretty much an Android look-alike with live tiles.
    The live tiles will be next to go. "Umm yes we've found the reason our market share hasn't increased is due to people liking the Windows 3.1 look of other OS's...."

    Come use windows 10 mobile, all the benefits of Android except for the apps.
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    10-17-2015 10:33 PM
  2. michail71's Avatar
    To be hoinest, UI is beautiful now with w10, so I don't have a need to play and change it.
    But on Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 UI was big suffering.
    How so? It mostly looks the same but is buggier and has less synergy amongst it's apps. It's a desktop OS jammed onto a phone and somewhere along the way they decided phone features no longer mattered. The dark theme was butchered and no longer looks as elegant. It has turned into more of an app launcher. Every time I roll back to 8.1 I feel like I just removed a virus from my phone.

    Yes, there are a couple steps forwards on some things and thousands of steps backwards everywhere else.
    10-17-2015 11:47 PM
  3. a5cent's Avatar
    ^ I like that the UI in W10M is denser, that fonts are generally smaller, and that font size is adjustable. That's great. Keyboard is even better than before. I struggle to find more positive things to say about the UI however. It does at least add a standard way to navigate between diverse parts of an app (hamburger menu), but I would have prefered an approach focused on providing the most innovate / streamlined / consistent solution for smartphones, rather than one focused on iOS and Android conformity.

    I can see how some might find W10M's UI aesthetically more pleasing, but in terms of usability it has lost its elegance, consistency and flow.
    Last edited by a5cent; 10-18-2015 at 08:18 AM. Reason: formatting
    10-18-2015 12:10 AM
  4. firdausikal's Avatar
    No, please. But I want the apps list have a grid mode.
    sent from Nokia 730
    10-18-2015 04:24 AM
  5. SonOfDad's Avatar
    Keyboard is even better than before.
    How so? The keyboard still lags behind Windows 8.1 and given Windows 10 & Windows 10 mobile are supposed to be the same OS I'm not sure why they don't share the same keyboard
    920Walker and Kram Sacul like this.
    10-18-2015 07:08 AM
  6. sumton's Avatar
    we as humans like to change our cloths a lot, our phones should have similar behavior, Microsoft should pick 4 or 5 of their top designers to create theme manager with 4 or 5 themes for tiles, tiles will remain live tiles but with multiple skins/cloths to choose from
    10-18-2015 07:46 AM
  7. michail71's Avatar
    ^ I like that the UI in W10M is denser, that fonts are generally smaller, and that font size is adjustable. That's great. Keyboard is even better than before. I struggle to find more positive things to say about the UI however. It does at least add a standard way to navigate between diverse parts of an app (hamburger menu), but I would have prefered an approach focused on providing the most innovate / streamlined / consistent solution for smartphones, rather than one focused on iOS and Android conformity.

    I can see how some might find W10M's UI aesthetically more pleasing, but in terms of usability it has lost its elegance, consistency and flow.
    I really like the UI density as well, although in some spots it got too airy. I also like the scaling added on to the last build. I just get the feeling they could have kept what was good and evolved it. Rather than what seems a ground up rewrite that left much synergy and maturity behind.

    But what it comes down to is I can much more easily call, text, email, navigate and run Bluetooth audio in WP8.1. And I'm not talking about bugs or slowness. In Windows 10 it feel like all that has become a multi-app chore with many more clicks fewer features. Very old fashioned, kind of what you would expect if someone ran Linux on a phone. I'm kinda scratching my head trying to figure out why so many people are accepting of that.
    920Walker, a5cent and bhtkb like this.
    10-18-2015 12:27 PM
  8. michail71's Avatar
    Here is another example of something that was much more fluid in WP8.1. In 8.1 you can search Cortana to get a Place/Location card that you can use for calling, directions, navigation, Websites, etc., which can be saved and pinned to the start screen. Now in Windows 10 you have to search the map and click on the map pin to get this same card, which also looks a bit thrown together. Much like Bing vision this useful feature was pulled out of Cortana. I want to search Cortana for all things, not a camera app or map app.
    920Walker, a5cent and Kram Sacul like this.
    10-18-2015 12:44 PM
  9. IEhrgeizI's Avatar
    Late to reply but yes. Been trying a lot of Android phones of late :D
    11-22-2015 05:35 PM
  10. IEhrgeizI's Avatar
    But still u are using android :P

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    Late to reply but yes. Been trying a lot of Android phones of late :D
    11-22-2015 05:36 PM
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