Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Nov 2012 21:36 UTC
Windows My new phone arrived today: a blue HTC 8X, running Windows Phone 8. As a huge Windows Phone fan put off by several persistent issues in Windows Phone 7.x, I'm basically giving this platform another shot, and in this day and age such a second chance doesn't come cheap: the 8X is 539 EUR, after all. Here's a few quick first impressions after less than a day of use.
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All tiles the same colour?
by PieterGen on Wed 14th Nov 2012 22:09 UTC
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Thom, a superficial question :-) In most pictures of Windows Phones is see that all tiles have the same colour. They're all red, or all yellow, for instance.

On Windows 8 (whichever version) the tiles have all different colours. Which is much more functional, I'd say. "OK, my email is that red square, and my internet is that blue one" seems easier than "Let's see, which one of all these yellow squares was my email again? "

So, is it possible to give each tile a different colour?

Is it also true that you cannot turn those animations ('transitions') off? I played with a WinPhone sometime ago and it irritated me very quickly (read: after 2 minutes) .....

Edited 2012-11-14 22:18 UTC

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:

No and no ;) .

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cdude Member since:

One more question Thom. Compared with Lumia better or not? At least with WP7 the HTC Titan was way more polished then Lumia so my impression.

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supergear Member since:

Windows Phone shuts down wifi when the device locks, meaning it has to reconnect every time you unlike the phone, which usually takes just long enough to be annoying.

So everytime you "unlike" the phone it will disconnect from Wifi?

Edited 2012-11-19 01:34 UTC

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