Exclusive: Microsoft may be redesigning the Windows 10 Mobile action center

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Microsoft redesigned the Windows 10 Mobile Action Center in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (due for release next month), but the firm may be planning a more drastic revamp of the Action Center in the future.

We received an image of an document which we believe originates from an internal Microsoft communication demonstrating plans for the Action Center in future updates for Windows 10.

In the images above, you can see a proposed change to the action center which separates the action center buttons into “Actions” and “Toggles” with the addition of a brightness slider. The new change, which is reportedly based on internal feedback, would make the action center a bit more logical in scope.

As it stands, the action center is has a selection of buttons, some of which launch you into another app, others of which are toggle switches, it would in essence duplicate the control centre approach on iOS and make the Windows 10 Mobile action center more user friendly.

The “Actions” or “app shortcuts” are the camera, note, connect and all settings buttons which are now displayed as rounded buttons underneath the new brightness slider, which takes the place of the brightness toggle and is similar to the way the action center was presented in Windows 8.1 (Tablets and PCs)

If these changes are to be given the go ahead, they will most likely come in Redstone 2, which will come next year. Redstone 2 is expected to focus on changes to Windows 10 Mobile, perhaps providing more mobile first features and polish.

Like all leaks and rumours, we must remind you that we are always on the outside looking in. No matter how confident we are in the source or how confident the source is in the document, things can and do change internally.

Nevertheless, what do you think of this adaptation to the action center? Let us know in the comments below.

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