Windows Phone 8 app arrow not dead after all, just hiding at the end of the start screen

app arrow

We lamented the disappearance of the hinting arrow on the Windows Phone  start screen in Windows Phone 8 a few days ago, saying it robbed the OS of some of its quirky personality.

It seems we were too hasty in complaining.  From a Pocketnow video it seems the arrow is still there, but now hiding at the bottom of the list.

At first it did not make much sense why it was still sticking around, but I assume Microsoft reasoned novices looking for apps would first scroll the start screen, and when they came to the bottom and did not find what they were looking for, would be guided by the arrow to the app list.

It does however raise the question of why the OS needs persistent features that are really only necessary the first one or two times one uses the phone.

Should the arrow be killed? Let us know below.

See the arrow make its appearance at the 5:18 spot on  the video after the break.

Thanks Andrew for the tip.

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