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Microsoft Looking Toward More Interactive Live Tiles, Says Reports
Microsoft has been in the news for quite a while now, and more recently due to the release of the next age Windows Phone 8.1 and the first ever smartphone -- Nokia Lumia 930 -- running the platform. However, more good news are waiting in the horizon from the company, it seems.
According to reports, Microsoft is currently working on making Windows' Live Tiles even more interactive than it normally is by introducing new features.
As reported, these new features include the option of displaying additional information on expanded tiles without even opening individual apps. Also, the new Tiles are expected to make it easier for users while responding to notifications as well.
The team working behind raising the interactivity level of the Tiles has also designed a feature called Desktop Interactive Tile, which lists all the programs open on desktop mode and make them easily accessible from the new UI.
Apparently, the Tile can also be accessed from the sidebar on desktop mode, providing an easy way out for launching programs or even attached files that arrive with emails.
"This project features an Interactive-Tile UI system that enables users to access and manipulate Live Tiles in an interactive way with touch gestures. Interactive Tile's UI is responsive and flexible to an app's content and function," the official description of the same, as posted by ZDNet, states.
"Users can provide quick input to the Interactive Tile on the Start screen. With a perception of Start as an entrance page, Interactive Tiles were introduced to empower the start screen with an intermediate access level to applications."
However, at the moment, the new changes will take some time before they can be eventually implemented.