Rumour: Tango may bring updated media controls and live tile folders

WPH's homebrew folders

MyMicrosoftLife reports on some info from a reliable tipster, who claimed that Tango will being two interesting changes to Windows Phone 7.

The first is that the drop down media controls will return to a smaller size, after getting bigger in Mango.  I personally think that would be a negative change, and make it more difficult to control your music playback in the car for example.

The second, more interesting, titbit, is that Microsoft will allow users to create folders on their Start screen.

MML writes:

This will allow users to group applications together for a tidier start screen and I would guess quicker access to apps. Again I have no images to show how this feature looks, nor do I have information on quite how this works. I would imagine, though, that the “folder” tile would show notifications from all the tiles held within.

Now this is not the first time we have heard this rumour, and we have even seen mock-ups (which we were asked to remove) which essentially involved the start screen expanding with new tiles, rather than navigating to a subscreen.

Of course this raises the issue of how the live tiles will be able to deliver information when hidden inside a folder, but this mystery will have to wait for another day.

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