Navigate Your Way Through Windows® Phone 7
Know the different navigation features of Windows Phone 7 and how to use them
- Author:Microsoft Windows
- System Requirements: Windows 7
- Price: Purchase of Windows 7 OS is a requisite for this feature
If you have recently joined the "bandwagon" of Windows Phone 7, then you will certainly have doubts on figuring your way through its navigation. To a certain extent, the navigation in Windows 7 is very much similar to that of Microsoft Windows operating systems. The main reason for this similarity is that apps are not listed in a single screen and the navigation buttons are located on each screen. You may ask how is this similar to a Microsoft Windows OS? The obvious answer to this question is that it is based on the desktop design where you have all icons and folders. Windows Phone 7 has its own desktop on the home screen with a number of application icons that are called tiles.
In order to understand how Windows Phone 7 navigation is different from other phones, it is essential to analyze its features which are as follows:-
- Navigation Buttons: The home screen of Windows Phone 7 includes various navigation buttons for a touch interface. These buttons are similar to the browser buttons where you find the ‘Back’, ‘Forward’ and ‘Home’ buttons. You can use these buttons to easily navigate from the home screen and apps.
- Home Screen: Unlock the home screen through a single swipe. The home screen contains a list of tiles which relate to a specific app. You can just scroll the home screen up or down to click on a tile for an app.
- Live Tiles: Just like you have widgets on Smartphones; the concept of live tiles on Windows Phone 7 is to keep up to date with the latest updates. Once you click on any tile you can get access to services such as Internet, messaging, etc.
These features will give you a brief idea of how Windows Phone 7 navigation is different from other Smartphones. It is not just the functioning of the navigation system on Windows Phone 7 but the overall design which sets it apart.