I have been tipped off about two additions to Windows Phone that are going to arrive with the Windows Phone update named “Tango”. The source for this information has been right before with information they have passed to me; I have no reason to doubt what they are telling me now.
The first piece of information is a fairly small piece but perhaps one that will be welcomed. In Tango Microsoft apparently plans to tweak the design of the media controls in Windows Phone so that it takes up less room on the screen. In the first release of Windows the media player controls were inconsistently placed across the OS but with Mango Microsoft changed this problem with a revised UI for the media playback. However, the new design has received complaints that it takes up too much vertical space on the screen. In Tango the design for the media controls will appear like a notification and therefore take up less space at the top of the screen. I wonder if any Microsoft certifications could help the designers of this.
Sadly I have no images of how this looks but it’s an interesting piece of information and something I am keen to see how it actually looks.
The other piece of information about Tango is perhaps more substantial and it is that the update will supposedly allow users to create “folders” on their start screen. This will allow users to group applications together for a tidier start screen and I would guess quicker access to apps. Again I have no images to show how this feature looks, nor do I have information on quite how this works. I would imagine, though, that the “folder” tile would show notifications from all the tiles held within.
Both of these additions to Windows Phone are things that I have seen requested before so this should please some people. Obviously though until Microsoft actually announce any of this we shall just have to wait and see