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Live Tiles in Microsort Launcher?

Maybe adapting widgets for certain apps such as Outlook, but more like "mini-widgets", more like Live Tiles on Windows phones.

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      • ilia commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Still using old Lumia920 @ Win 8.1 as 2nd phone and live tiles are sooo much better than just plain icons or over complicated widgets. And tiles can be easily arranged and occupy small amount of screen space.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Live tiles was one of the best inventions on mobile platforms. I had Windows pole for years, still have my Nokia 735. The lack of useful apps made me switch to Android. But having the MS launcher with live tiles would be wonderful.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be really nice, but as a Metro developer, I know that there are technical limitations that would prevent this. In a nutshell, apps would have to be re-written to support the functionality, and getting broad developer support would be next to impossible.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be a great addition to the Launcher. Live tiles were one of the best parts of W10 Mobile and WP. Plus it can be done albeit in a limited way on Android. For inspiration I would look towards launcher 10 in the app store. The developer did a great job emulating the W10 Mobile experience. The icons in this launcher display notifications within the tile akin to W10 Mobile. While, it seems as if Microsoft is evolving past this, elements such as live tiles were popular and would definitely help differentiate the Launcher in my view. I hope the development team would consider this type of functionality. They've done a great job so far with the Launcher.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Have the home screen live tiles and vertical scrolling like windows phone, swipe to the left screen as it currently does with all the widgets and info, swipe to the right screen for app drawer like Windows Phone. Don't let the awesome features of Windows phone die.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Live Tiles made Win10 Mobile good, would love to be able to have that MS shell on Android

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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      • JoEllen Styer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        To All of you chimers of live tiles, my phone is a Coolpad. and I had a blue Microsoft phone, well one of 2(msf) phone works

      • Dean commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This idea seems suitable for a different launcher. A Windows Mobile 10 style launcher would be a very different thing.

        It could be interesting for encouraging development among Android developers for something that could be integrated into some kind of Windows ready Android "thing". But..... would annoy a lot of Android users if done in Microsoft Launcher.

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