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Windows 10 Mobile Redstone Getting Animated Start Tiles


is improving the dynamism of the Start Menu for internal of the , adding a slick aesthetic touch.

The company has made the live Tiles within the Start Menu animated, which admittedly is not an awful lot, but a welcome addition nonetheless.

When Windows 10 Mobile Redstone launches, users won't see the animations immediately as they only shake and fade when clicked to be resized.

At the moment the feature is running solely on internal builds of the Win 10 Mobile Redstone, but it could be rolling out to Insiders on the Fast Ring soon.

The animation uses a simple fading effect which you will be able to see when you resize the tiles in your Start Screen.

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Of course, these nice little touches are only tolerable if Microsoft is working on more substantial things as well, but we think these Tile animations are a good sign. If Redmond has the time for such superficial tweaks, then it is likely the company is also addressing wider issues with Mobile.

For example, most users would agree that the platform would benefit from a similar aesthetic across Microsoft's core applications, including a universal UI. Other improvement expected in the Redstone build include an improvement of Cortana and just general stability fixes.

We already know that Microsoft will be using the Windows 10 Mobile Redstone update to allow Continuum to support touch screen and 2K panels.


Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.