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We’ve complained about the recent changes made to the OneDrive app for Windows Phone, which made it a poor copy of the Android app, right down to the hamburger menu. It seems our protests have not fallen on deaf ears, with Angus Logan, Head of Product Management and Product Marketing for OneDrive at Microsoft commenting on User Voice: We’ve heard…

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Despite many complaints by Windows users, and slow adoption of Windows Phone and Windows 8, Microsoft’s Metro UI has been incredibly influential, changing the look of both iOS and Android, and generally causing a flattening of design all around the web.

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DeveloperTech reports that the next version of Android will start resembling Windows Phone and iOS of course, with the company going even flatter in its UI design. Called  ‘Quantum Paper’ framework, the new UI will pervade not just Android, but also Google’s web properties. The inspiration for the  flat UI of course harkens back to Windows Phone and Metro, with…

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According to Nokia, the Nokia X Android handset, which mimics the Windows Phone Start screen, is meant to be a feeder system for Windows Phone. Nokia’s own style guide for developers suggest this may not exactly be the case. Their style guide suggests: Do not mimic different platforms. People are not used to the interaction paradigms of the other platform;…

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Ex-Microsoftie Nawzil has just tweeted that Windows Phone 8.1 will offer a new tile size – Large. This will mirror the changes in Windows 8.1, which also introduced the new, larger Live Tile recently. Given the rate of leaks we should soon also see these new tile sizes in action also. Long-time readers may remember some official Microsoft concept slides…

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Yesterday a screenshot of the actual Windows Phone 8.1 notification center leaked and The Verge confirmed its authenticity. Still, the notification center is not the only thing the screenshot is showing. Look a little closer and you will notice some more changes. It was already said but maybe should be mentioned once more to make it a little clearer. The…

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evLeaks has once again leaked a screen shots of a phone with a tile-based user interface, but despite appearances it is not running Windows Phone. The HTC M8 is HTC’s newest Android 4.4 flagship but the screen shot leaked could easily be mistaken for the Windows Phone start screen. The updated Sense UI appears to be a further refinement of…

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evLeaks have posted some more pictures of the Nokia Normandy, Nokia’s ASHA-level Android-powered handset which seems to be making its way inexorably to the market. The images show the Live Tile-type UI and also Nokia’s Fastlane UI as found on their ASHA handsets, which serves as a combination of task switcher, today screen and has a swipe UI. See more…

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