Windows Phone 8 to have new start screen: new live tile sizes, more colors

Microsoft just announced at its Windows Phone Summit that Windows Phone 8 will include a new start screen, due out this fall. The new start screen will allow for endusers to add most aspects of the OS onto their start screen and better customize the size of live tiles.

It appears there are now three different sizes, though not officially reported: the large, full width tile; the more medium, square size; and now a smaller, square size which takes up one-fourth of the medium size.

“[It puts] people in total control of their live tiles,” Joe Bellfiore said today. There will also be a wider choice of colors, though the amount of choices has not stated.