Update: Well, the best proof that these are real is that we justÂ receivedÂ a take down notice from Microsoft. Â I guess those large and mini-tiles are coming after all 😉 XXXX has taken down his whole site it seems.
We often feature Windows Phone UI concepts, but it is not often that these concepts originate from Microsoft designers.
XXXXX worked at Microsoft in the design department.
The mockups and drawings show much larger live tiles with greater visual identity, almost providing a background image effect without actual wallpaper, and also shows collections of mini-tiles which may be a folder concept for Windows phone often imagined by many fans.
Of course there is no guarantee that these concepts will make it into a real UI, but this is likely as close to seeing Windows Phone 8 as we will get for many months.
We are somewhat hampered from interpreting these concepts by not understanding Chinese.Â If our readers spot anything else new and interesting let us know in the comments below.
The images have been taken down in most sources.