Nobody gets left behind? Looks like we have our first real sign of the new Fluent Design elements coming to Windows 10 Mobile, after what is a lot of experimentation on the PC side of things.
This, of course, the new design language that Microsoft is working on right now.
Windows Insiders have already received builds that showcase this design philosophy, and nowhere else was this more evident than in an updated version of the Windows Store app on the PC that arrived with a preview build a couple of months back.
It contained several Fluent Design elements — including a new background with some transparency.
The software titan now seems ready to give the Windows 10 Mobile version of the Windows Store the same treatment. It has rolled out an update that comes with some of these Fluent Design touches, though understandably, these are not wholesale changes.
Just some subtle ones.
Version 11708.1000.87.0 of the app has been spotted to sport these changes, and is now rolling out to Windows Insiders on the Release Preview ring of the program. It comes with a new transparent header for the mobile app.
Though the effect is not present in the sliding panel that pops up when the hamburger menu is tapped.
Still, this a modest start, and one that has been a long time coming. We should see more such design and UI changes come to the mobile OS in the near future, as Redmond continues to refine its latest design language across its operating system.