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  1. madyrocksin's Avatar
    Microsoft Invents a New 3D UI for Mobile Devices

    Microsoft notes that the user interface will include interactively rotatable three-dimensional structures each comprised of regions, each region displaying a graphic representing a corresponding application, the applications activatable by interaction with the three-dimensional structures.

    Furthermore, applications will be able to be assigned to structures (volumes) manually or automatically. The three-dimensional structure may be rotated and otherwise manipulated by user input.



    dnomadic, MERCDROID and Bartdog like this.
    12-31-2013 02:51 PM
  2. greedypnguin's Avatar
    Ugh please Microsoft nooooo....
    despertador, hagjohn and Adryx like this.
    12-31-2013 03:12 PM
  3. z33dev33l's Avatar
    That looks horrid
    12-31-2013 03:15 PM
  4. greedypnguin's Avatar
    That looks horrid
    Looks like android. Windows phone is supposed to be simple!
    12-31-2013 03:18 PM
  5. madyrocksin's Avatar
    If it does, i would rather love it !!
    sumton and Blu3V3nom07 like this.
    12-31-2013 03:19 PM
  6. madyrocksin's Avatar
    Looks like android. Windows phone is supposed to be simple!
    That would rather make the whole thing much simpler, i don't think its just the tiles getting cube, most of the feature will get the 3d cube
    12-31-2013 03:20 PM
  7. Sport Driver's Avatar
    WP9 wellcome :D. Those patant pictures allwaya look horrible but when things are done they look much better.

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    MERCDROID and snowmutt like this.
    12-31-2013 04:00 PM
  8. greedypnguin's Avatar
    That would rather make the whole thing much simpler, i don't think its just the tiles getting cube, most of the feature will get the 3d cube
    Right, 3D spinning cubes all over the page is simpler than a tile. If you say so...
    12-31-2013 04:01 PM
  9. tgp's Avatar
    I think I'd like it, but it seems like Microsoft would be going backwards from the flat design.
    12-31-2013 04:02 PM
  10. WPmunkey's Avatar
    I'm interested to see what comes of it. And this is the same answer everyone else in here meant too. I mean how can you judge the looks of something you've never seen? ;p
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    12-31-2013 04:08 PM
  11. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    Not really, a cube is only a cube when its spun. Seeing the cube from the front is still a tile. I write about cubes over a year ago, anticipating this is how wp8 evolution would look like.

    Just think for instance, the messaging tile. You unlock your phone, see the messaging tile with a message, you turn it and the keyboard pops up and you type away. You can always tap the tile to enter into the messaging "app". Extra functionality without breaking the old dynamics.
    Last edited by Microsoftjunkie; 12-31-2013 at 10:36 PM.
    12-31-2013 04:09 PM
  12. FinancialP's Avatar
    Remember the Cube from the HTC Touch?

    Those were the glory days of Windows Mobile
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    12-31-2013 07:01 PM
  13. greedypnguin's Avatar
    Not really, a cube is only a cube when its spun. Seeing the cube front the front is still a tile. I write about cubes over a year ago, anticipating this is how wp8 evolution would look like.

    Just think for instance, the messaging tile. You unlock your phone, see the messaging tile with a message, you turn it and the keyboard pops up and you type away. You can always tap the tile to enter into the messaging "app". Extra functionality without breaking the old dynamics.
    This, I wouldn't mind
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    12-31-2013 07:50 PM
  14. Quhi's Avatar
    Lol this so freaking funny! I wrote about this idea back in the start of the autumn... Omg this is so...
    12-31-2013 08:02 PM
  15. Jazmac's Avatar
    Ah huh. I wonder what Microsoft is hatching with these 3D cubes? App Notification cube? Quick access to contacts you use most cube? Email cube? Game Cube? Yeah, the last one was on purpose. But whats up? I suspect MS is just owning the patient before google or Apple gets it.
    12-31-2013 08:18 PM
  16. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    Ah huh. I wonder what Microsoft is hatching with these 3D cubes? App Notification cube? Quick access to contacts you use most cube? Email cube? Game Cube? Yeah, the last one was on purpose. But whats up? I suspect MS is just owning the patient before google or Apple gets it.
    Seriously, why would you think that? WWhat other same actions have ms done? Honest question. This 3d cube thing seems like a natural step in design. Anything else would break WP UI entirely.
    12-31-2013 08:54 PM
  17. colinkiama's Avatar
    Seriously, why would you think that? WWhat other same actions have ms done? Honest question. This 3d cube thing seems like a natural step in design. Anything else would break WP UI entirely.
    What about live tile widgets?
    12-31-2013 08:55 PM
  18. jomarr's Avatar
    This is horrible! Flat design>>>
    12-31-2013 09:09 PM
  19. mpt15's Avatar
    Maybe it could be used as a toggle for WiFi on/off, mobile data off/ 2g/3g/ lte; Bluetooth on/off. I would like that.
    12-31-2013 09:11 PM
  20. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Tiles are flat. Cubes are flat when seen head-on. Therefore, you have cubes made of tiles.

    I'm just hoping that this paves the way for live tiles becoming widgets, and more information being shown on them. Last time I checked, cubes have six faces, after all.
    12-31-2013 09:39 PM
  21. hopmedic's Avatar
    Wasn't there a third-party skin for Windows Mobile that used cubes? I can't remember for sure what it looked like, but I bought a skin/launcher/whatever you want to call it for my Touch Pro II, and this reminds me of it for some reason.
    12-31-2013 09:49 PM
  22. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    What about live tile widgets?
    What do you mean?
    12-31-2013 10:38 PM
  23. colinkiama's Avatar
    What do you mean?
    if you get a Facebook message, tap the message to go to it in the Facebook app
    12-31-2013 10:41 PM
  24. Idzaudin Idz's Avatar
    Maybe its a folder..
    12-31-2013 10:44 PM
  25. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    if you get a Facebook message, tap the message to go to it in the Facebook app
    II don'tthink that will work, unless (using this new design) you could, turn the "cube" first, then tap; first exposing that message. What if I wanted to just enter the app to see my news feed, disregarding that message. I wouldn't want to go to the "notifications/messages" section every time I have a counter on my tile.
    12-31-2013 11:36 PM
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