Windows Phone 8.1 Start screen backgrounds

After Cortana, it’s time for another cool feature from Windows Phone 8.1 ‘Start Screen Backgrounds‘. Till date there has been a confusion about the implementation of ‘Start Screen Backgrounds’ in WP8.1 but that’s until today because today’s leaks have revealed and confirmed what it will be like .. courtesy Tom Warren.

Windows Phone 8.1 Start screen backgrounds

Yes this is how Microsoft will be packing ‘Start-screen backgrounds’ in the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update. Pictures overlaying the tiles creating a virtual effect. It is also being reported that a few tiles like Games, Office, Xbox Music etc will not follow this implementation and will continue to use their own custom colors.

We will have to wait & see how Microsoft manages this implementation with 3rd Party App tiles.

This is how you can set things

Start screen background Settings

Wondering what is this ‘Show more Tiles’ option ? .. Yes this is the three-columned tile layout (currently only on Lumia 1520 & Lumia 1320) you have been waiting for. Current rumors say that it will only be available for devices with screen-size of 4.5″ inches & more. Cheers !

Of-course things can only evolve from here as far as Windows Phone 8.1 implementations are concerned. So do you like this implementation of ‘Start screen backgrounds’ or you have something else in mind ? .. Let us know below.