Microsoft has been trying to do something out of the box with Windows Phone and now at Windows 10 Mobile the decision of making tiles interactive has been a good decision these features were leaked and rumored a lot before Window 10 mobile was even announced.
Now Microsoft got an extension of their 2006 live tiles patent and will continue to evolve the live tile on the Windows mobile environment.
Microsoft also described tiles which pop up to show more information, (illustrated above) but did not expand on how the tiles would be activated. Microsoft’s rumoured “exploding live tiles” would have a 3D sensor system detect when you hover over a tile, with an alternative activation system would have users tap on a certain corner of a tile.
Another feature which we have seen Microsoft Research demonstrate is interactive live tiles like calculators, where tiles would offer functionality and controls without leaving the start screen.