Now that Windows 10X is a fact, many are hoping that Microsoft will bring some of the features of the new operating system to the full version of Windows 10, like the new Start menu which no longer uses live tiles.
Of course, Microsoft does not seem to be willing to go that far, but a teaser that it presented during one Podcast of Windows Insider a few hours ago, reveals an update Start menu which does have live tiles, but is somewhat different, as you can see in the image below.
So Microsoft does not remove the live tiles, but the color blocks it uses in Start menu, which makes the new menu look much more refined.
Change is not important, but it simplifies it Start menu and allows applications to blend into the overall design in a more seamless way.
Brandon LeBlanc, senior program manager at Microsoft, says that live tiles have come to stay, so we probably won't get rid of them soon.
"Those who enjoy live tiles will continue to be able to do so," he said.
Of course, this does not necessarily mean that the company will follow its plan faithfully. Last year there were many who reported that Microsoft was considering abandoning live tiles as they are not used as much. Also note that many developers are developing applications for the Microsoft Store that use static images.
It remains to be seen, but for now Microsoft is considering changing the existing one a bit Start menu without making dramatic changes with the adoption of the menu available in Windows 10X.