While Apple’s iOS often gets better treatment when it comes to renditions of concepts, Microsoft’s Windows Phone is seems to be jumping into the bandwagon, although in a slower pace. Designer Yanko Andreev recently revealed his concept and expectations about the next version of Windows Phone, widely expected to be called WP 8.1.
In a bid to attract Android and iOS users, Microsoft has to do something to make Windows Phone more appealing and this is what Andreev thinks the company would do, to succeed.
- Better Setup Wizard – the designer pointed out that since many WP users are first-time users, Microsoft has to make the setting up process easier and more comprehensive. So, at the start-up, when users turn their device on, Andreev believe it would be wiser to come up with a wizard that explains to users basic functions and parts of the interface as well as the features.
- Manageable Homescreen – the current WP home screen is manageable but the designer feels more is required in order to compete with iPhones and Androids, though all he ever wanted was to make icons more editable and customizable than they are.
- Better File Management – another thing that could greatly help Windows Phone users, old and new alike, is the easy file management system. The current version actually has a good one but many feels it lacked few important things like better cloud management feature and a notification bar-like tool where users can get quick access to thing they often use in the phone.
In all honesty, Yanko Andreev’s ideas on making things a bit better in Windows Phone 8 are brilliant. But as of this moment, no one actually knows what the next update would bring.