Microsoft has been leaking various hints out in regards to changes that may be coming to the design of Windows 10 in an upcoming update. Just the other day, Panos Panay (Chief Product Officer of Microsoft Corporation’s Microsoft Devices group) launched a video that has given us all an insight into what we are likely expecting to see.
The video comes in response to Microsoft reaching one billion active users of its Windows 10 operating system (that’s a lot). So apparently Panos decided this was a great moment to celebrate with a teaser video. The video takes you through the progression of Windows from the beginning and leading to what we will soon be seeing as the new design of the OS. It features a refreshed start menu and icons, with the continued use of live tiles off to the right that disproves some of the rumors circling that Microsoft had planned on getting rid of those.
Basically, everything is heading toward the direction of color shades that adjust to the desktop image you are currently using, allowing everything to mesh properly. They are allowing more flexibility for adjusting the design (color, size, etc) of the pointer, exploring the use of the Xbox Adaptive Controller further within Windows, and various new tools. They are also expanding their processor support when it comes to ARM-based setups.
This is by no means going to be a change like moving to a new version of Windows or anything. It is just a visual improvement on what’s already there mostly, with some fun new tweaks and some well-needed hardware support. Thus far, I’d say it looks pretty clean and modern and should make for a nice change compared to what the start menu looks like now.
So, what do you think? Are you looking forward to the face-lift? Does it add any improvement to the operating system or is it missing anything? Feel free to use the comment section below to share your thoughts.