Both 3D Touch and exploding live tiles are features which we all know too well, not because we are using these on our phones but because they have been in the news quite often already. While Microsoft was working on a successor of the Nokia Lumia 1020 which was codenamed as Lumia Mc Laren the company also wanted to introduce a few great features for the operating system itself. Probably to release the phone with another Lumia update bringing these features. Leaks of the 3D Tocuh Microsoft was working on appeared on the web long before anyone knew that Apple or any other software company was working on such a feature which might have made it a Windows Phone exclusive feature, at least for a few months.
However, things weren’t going like were expecting it. Although the Lumia McLaren phone seemed to be almost finished, it had been never release and same counts for the explosive live tiles and 3D Touch. We couldn’t get a very good look at these features so far, most of the time Microsoft internally documents had been leaked or some screenshots were appearing on the web. Gladly we can finally have a look at a video demoing both explosive live tiles and 3D Touch.
The video clearly shows how a user can interact with his phone without even touching it. How intuitive this feature is in daily use, is of course a different question but at least looks very intuitive in the video and seems to be perfectly working together with the explosive live tiles. This video is obviously a few months old showing an older version of Windows Phone. If Microsoft has planned a features like this or something similar for Windows 10 Mobile is not clear at this time. Especially such explosive live tiles would be a nice addition to the Windows startscreen since it would bring more interaction with your tiles, it would it make even possible to implement things like pausing music directly from the tile of your music app.
What do your readers think, is this something you would use on your Windows Phone or Windows 10 Mobile device or do you think is more like a gimmick and something you won’t have in daily use anyway? Drop me a comment below with your opinion on this story and stay tuned for more Microsoft related news in the future.
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