Windows Phone team shuts down redesign rumour

Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin recently claimed that Microsoft was planning to review the Windows Phone 8 user interface and rebuild it from scratch, possibly ditching Metro completely for the next major version of Windows Phone.

It seems the Windows Phone Design Team on Twitter were not too impressed with this idea, posting:

"Scrapping everything and starting over"? Hahaha.

Of course the tweet does not mean that the Metro design guidelines are not being reviewed, or that the Windows Phone team is aware of all the changes underfoot.  One simply need to look at all the conflicting messages, even from official sources, regarding the ability to upgrade handsets from Windows Phone 7 to Windows Phone 8.

However it is clear that, at least overtly, the team are not aware of a complete reboot of Windows Phone’s UI.