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  1. taymur's Avatar
    Remember how distinguished a Windows Phone was? When you see it magazines, movies, pictures, even if it was far to get a clear look, livetiles were vibrant and clear.

    Guys, im sorry to tell you, but i guess the identity is gone.

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    I seriously think this is wrong now.
    04-01-2014 03:56 AM
  2. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    But they are still unique , they are LIVE TILES It will still show key information right on your start screen , they are giving what users requested for
    unstoppablekem likes this.
    04-01-2014 04:05 AM
  3. taymur's Avatar
    But they are still unique , they are LIVE TILES It will still show key information right on your start screen , they are giving what users requested for
    what Im saying is, if someone looks at your phone, from lets say 2 meters far, while in a plane for example, he wont be able to recognize that its a WP.

    that I think is a major loss.
    04-01-2014 04:09 AM
  4. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    what Im saying is, if someone looks at your phone, from lets say 2 meters far, while in a plane for example, he wont be able to recognize that its a WP.

    that I think is a major loss.
    When the tiles will flip , he would get a glimpse it's a windows phone , those square can be seen easily ;)
    True new backgrounds will disappoint lot of people including my mom , she would stick with old crimson color with black theme . But hey we are getting something different :D
    unstoppablekem likes this.
    04-01-2014 04:14 AM
  5. poiman's Avatar
    Many people will keep using it without a background photo, I'm sure!
    WillysJeepMan likes this.
    04-01-2014 04:20 AM
  6. bayanii's Avatar
    what Im saying is, if someone looks at your phone, from lets say 2 meters far, while in a plane for example, he wont be able to recognize that its a WP.

    that I think is a major loss.
    Its an option not mmandatory. Even then its still pretty obvious that its a windows phone.
    04-01-2014 04:23 AM
  7. taymur's Avatar
    Sure, its an option, which people will use, I hope im wrong, but when I saw the WPcentral homepage it just didn't feel there.
    04-01-2014 05:51 AM
  8. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    There's a whole thread about background images on the start screen and app screen. Which I find vile. At least this is unique.

    I personally won't use it, I may give it a try though just because it's there. I'm not into the whole 'pimp my phone' thing. I thought the unique Start screen was enough to begin with but people like 'customizing' their phones. I guess lockscreen, glance screen and screen arrangement just isn't good enough for some.
    taymur, raycpl, cckgz4 and 2 others like this.
    04-01-2014 05:55 AM
  9. Rawliglat x's Avatar
    Firstly, even with the transparent tiles, a blind man can see from far away that its a windows phone.

    Secondly its optional. For those (like you) that like the old windows phone and think its unique, they can choose to keep it.
    For those (like me) that like options and a chance to make my own choice, I can choose transparent tiles.

    First everyone complained about the lack of customization in windows phone in comparison to Android.
    Now there is a complain about the chance of customization. Pfttt!

    Its that simple. Anyone that thinks transparent tiles suck should use the normal tiles. But let those that like it use it.
    There is nothing wrong with having options and a freedom of choice.
    04-01-2014 06:14 AM
  10. abel920's Avatar
    Stop flaming him, you guys! Why can't he address his concerns without ya'll grabbing his throat and hitting his head on the wall.
    Last edited by abel920; 04-01-2014 at 06:29 AM.
    snowmutt likes this.
    04-01-2014 06:19 AM
  11. taymur's Avatar
    Man, why the anger? This is not complaining, this is being worried about something I like. That's it. Try to add value without trying to point out what other people are incapable of, I chose the phone from the very first beginning. I could have went android if I wanted, I really don't know who is crippled by choice problems here!
    bionicgt and ktl88 like this.
    04-01-2014 06:22 AM
  12. psychotron's Avatar
    Man, why the anger? This is not complaining, this is being worried about something I like. That's it. Try to add value without trying to point out what other people are incapable of, I chose the phone from the very first beginning. I could have went android if I wanted, I really don't know who is crippled by choice problems here!
    Why the anger? I'll tell you why - because there are people on here whose fanboyism is so rampant that they can't stand to hear anything that remotely resembles criticism when it comes to their platform of choice. It's sad, really. This community honestly has a reputation among the rest of the Mobile Nations forums for being the most intolerant when it comes to differing opinions. Even Dan Rubino has complained about it and he's the editor in chief of this site, for pity's sake. People need to get a grip and realize it's just an operating system, not life and death. Microsoft isn't your "bro", theyre not your girlfriend, they don't love or care about you personally beyond keeping you happy enough to open your wallet the next time they come out with a new version of something. At the end of the day what they really care about is their shareholders and profits, just like any other company. It's not personal, folks. Get over it.
    04-01-2014 06:37 AM
  13. psychotron's Avatar
    Anyway, back on topic. I think you may be overly concerned about this. From 2 meters away I don't think people would be able to tell what phone you're using anyway (except if it's a Nokia - their design language is pretty distinctive). And if they're they curious in the first place I'm sure they'd come closer or ask what phone it is. In all reality most people don't care what phone your using unless they're a tech enthusiast so I don't see that there's all that much to be worried about.
    04-01-2014 06:43 AM
  14. Flagz's Avatar
    Many people will keep using it without a background photo, I'm sure!
    This. People will do unique WP things with it! (I'm going to make a gradient background)
    taymur and kyriacou48 like this.
    04-01-2014 06:49 AM
  15. twentythreee's Avatar
    Hey!

    I am 100% with taymur.
    It's not only about seeing the phone from 2 meters away, it's about the whole design language, which gets lost with the use of these images.
    In my opinion you should not always give the choice to customers.
    04-01-2014 06:53 AM
  16. taymur's Avatar
    .......anyway (except if it's a Nokia - their design language is pretty distinctive). And if they're.........
    that's exactly my point. the screen isn't distinctive anymore, although the body still is.

    There is something in products science, a statistic lets say, which entails that a person is most probably going to change a product he uses to what the majority around him has, meaning if you suddenly cant spot lumias around you, most probably you wont get it. I think that's why they were soooo colorful to begin with.

    I think there is a video of this phenomena. as I remember the conversion ration was 3/5 of people around you (not sure), that's why they create something called critical mass, as from that point people can start trying to adopt other devices, otherwise no one will change the device they use.
    04-01-2014 07:09 AM
  17. taymur's Avatar
    Hey!

    I am 100% with taymur.
    It's not only about seeing the phone from 2 meters away, it's about the whole design language, which gets lost with the use of these images.
    In my opinion you should not always give the choice to customers.
    totally agree.

    Myspace and hi5 were destroyed because of customization........guess who still survives...... the one that only allows the iconic blue/ white colors.
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    04-01-2014 07:14 AM
  18. psychotron's Avatar
    Well, I'm not sure how you figure it's no longer distinctive. It certainly doesn't resemble the other two major operating systems in any significant way either physically or in UI so I don't think there's much danger of someone mistaking it for an iPhone or a Galaxy S. Much ado about nothing, IMO. I've literally had people walk right up to me in airports and look over my shoulder right at the phone and ask things like "Is that a new version of Android?"already and the transparencies aren't even here yet. Like I say, in my opinion if they're that curious they'll approach you and you'll have to educate then anyway.
    F3rzz likes this.
    04-01-2014 07:26 AM
  19. psychotron's Avatar
    totally agree.

    Myspace and hi5 were destroyed because of customization........guess who still survives...... the one that only allows the iconic blue/ white colors.
    If you use this logic then Windows should have been dead long ago with all the crazy letting people change wallpapers and color schemes thing. By the same token Android shouldn't be dominating the market either. Lack of customization drives more people away than it attracts.
    F3rzz, Tom Snyder and AymanWP93 like this.
    04-01-2014 07:30 AM
  20. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    I don't care for the se I will stick with my fav color cobalt , who else wants 3 row of tiles :D , that's something I am waiting for
    04-01-2014 07:33 AM
  21. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    I just imagined how windows phone would look like , naa I would stick with my old black and cobalt theme (or I am used to it )
    04-01-2014 07:34 AM
  22. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Taymur, Relax, have a beer, and don't worry. It will be fine. Just use wp and turn your transparent tiles off. Think about it this way, its not IOS, your going to look completely different in a plane anyways. Your already ahead of the game not being an apple lemming.! WP will survive and thrive. I am excited for the 8.1 update on my ativ s's ha ha. I really hope nokia/ms releases the surface design phone.
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    04-01-2014 07:39 AM
  23. taymur's Avatar
    Well, I'm not sure how you figure it's no longer distinctive. It certainly doesn't resemble the other two major operating systems in any significant way either physically or in UI so I don't think there's much danger of someone mistaking it for an iPhone or a Galaxy S. Much ado about nothing, IMO. I've literally had people walk right up to me in airports and look over my shoulder right at the phone and ask things like "Is that a new version of Android?"already and the transparencies aren't even here yet. Like I say, in my opinion if they're that curious they'll approach you and you'll have to educate then anyway.
    Is that a NEW version of android, because they noticed something different.

    And about Microsoft and android, there is no formula I'd success, and neither there are immortal businesses.
    They all rise and fall.

    Btw please guys do t assume im defending my opinion, they are going to do, what they are going to do, its just we have nothing to talk about till tomorrow hahaha. So feel free to dig in.
    04-01-2014 07:45 AM
  24. Booston's Avatar
    Remember how distinguished a Windows Phone was? When you see it magazines, movies, pictures, even if it was far to get a clear look, livetiles were vibrant and clear.

    Guys, im sorry to tell you, but i guess the identity is gone.

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    I seriously think this is wrong now.
    This must be a April Fools joke... Don't use it. Everyone I have shown this love it!
    04-01-2014 07:45 AM
  25. taymur's Avatar
    Taymur, Relax, have a beer, and don't worry. It will be fine. Just use wp and turn your transparent tiles off. Think about it this way, its not IOS, your going to look completely different in a plane anyways. Your already ahead of the game not being an apple lemming.! WP will survive and thrive. I am excited for the 8.1 update on my ativ s's ha ha. I really hope nokia/ms releases the surface design phone.
    pfssss ::opensbeer:: waiting....

    Can't believe its happening tomorrow, we waited so much. :)
    04-01-2014 07:48 AM
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