As you might already know, Windows 10 is now running on more than 1 billion devices across the globe. And to celebrate this milestone, Microsoft has teased some UI updates and design improvements that are good looking and eye-catchy.
Following the 1 billion userbase celebration, Panos Panay, Microsft’s Chief Product Officer, has today posted a video on his Instagram handle celebrating one billion users on Windows 10 and how Microsoft is planning to update the current UI with modern elements.
You can watch the video he posted on Instagram
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The team made this video to celebrate making it to 1 billion MAD on Windows 10 and I wanted to share it with all of you. Now at a time when so much of our work and communication is taking place through our devices, it’s especially humbling to know that Windows can help empower a billion people to stay connected to the things and people they care about #Windows
From the teaser video, we can see a new Start Menu which is translucent with White color. Icon shapes also have been updated with a new set. You can find new icons for Calculator, File Explorer, Photos, and the Start Menu itself. Microsoft is focusing more on incorporating icon based on Fluent tiles to the Start Menu.
As of now, we have a lot of colors for different tiles in the Start Menu, this is about to change the with the latest update. Microsoft is planning to go with a single color combo instead of making it colorful. The minimalistic color selection with the translucent background looks really good.
A lot of unwanted design elements are removed from the UI. Microsoft now wants a neat looking and clean Start Menu and User Interface with all options arranged neatly. Recently, We also saw an update on the new File Explorer with design elements and UI from the OneDrive Web UI.
Microsoft team is still working on this and we are most likely to get this update by next year. Furthermore, this updates and teased design updates are not available for Testers, too.