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Metro reimagined

Metro reimagined

The current concept will take us in the future Apollo update of Windows Phone – with bigger and higher resolution screens, that will give us more information and ways to customize. I want to see a beautiful phone with a 5″ display and 1280*800 resolution till the end of the year. And here is how I imagine it.



I asked you last week about your ideas to improve the Metro interface and I’m glad of all your comments and ideas. Actually this will become the most powerful concept ever. So I take one more day to make this possible. I hope so Microsoft to see this concept and take the best of it.

Why I like Metro – the entire interface is designed on the idea of ​​infinite canvas, i.e. no need to have limited by the screen and simply peeled off until we get back to where we was. Beautiful. While Android and iOS are similar as interface and navigation, here in Windows Phone things are conceived from scratch. For example – home screen scrolls vertically. The entire interface of Windows Phone 7.5 is extremely convenient and thoughtful.

I personally really like the current Metro interface and the Metro Start screen, but I always think there is a ways to improve and become better and better. I guess anyone interested of Windows Phone 7 is more or less a Metro fan. So far there are not many ways to change the start menu (except for a few Homebrew tools), but they make partial changes that I do not particularly like.

The current concept will take us in the future Apollo update of Windows Phone – with bigger and higher resolution screens, that will give us more information and ways to customize. I want to see a beautiful phone with a 5″ display and 1280*800 resolution till the end of the year. And here is how I imagine it.

✔ New lockscreen – you can choose clock size and position, type notifications and weather settings

The new lockscreen

The new lockscreen

✔ Landscape mode

Landscape mode

Landscape mode

✔ Live, active and scrollable tiles with direct control from them

New tiles

New tiles

✔ Three active and customizable swiping modes from every part of the screen (depends from the landscape or portrait mode) – for example swiping from the right side of the screen reveals the last notification and swiping from the bottom open all applications. Swiping from the top open a small panel with several quick settings – for Airplane mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Location, Sound, Screen brightness and Screen rotation

Swipe Actions

Swipe Actions

✔ Grouping and labeling of the pinned apps and Pinch or stretch to zoom in the Start screen and All apps screen

Grouping and labeling

Grouping and labeling

✔ A lot of settings

Settings

Settings