Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jan 2014 19:13 UTC
Windows

Nokia is once again extending and improving Windows Phone. While Microsoft has implemented Live Tiles across Windows Phone, Nokia is adding a new App Folder interface that allows Windows Phone users to stack apps and settings into a folder Tile on the Start Screen. The new feature is part of Nokia's Lumia Black software that is being rolled out to Lumia 1020 and and Lumia 925 devices today. Other Lumia models will be updated "in the coming weeks" according to Nokia.

I'm not sure what's more telling about the state of the Windows Phone platform; the fact that folders on the homescreen is a big thing, or that Nokia, and not Microsoft, implemented it.

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by mutantsushi on Tue 14th Jan 2014 00:10 UTC
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Given MS owns Nokia now,
I'm not sure of the relevance of whether "Microsoft" implemented this or "Nokia" implemented it,
unless this is something that would be held for usage only by Nokia, i.e. with-held from any other Windows Phone OEMs.
If the latter information is true, that would seem a pretty major development for Windows Phone as platform.
In a sense it would seem a very stupid move, but since I don't really see other OEMs lining up for Windows Phone,
maybe it doesn't really matter one way or another .
(although I would still ask "why bother restricting it?")

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