While Microsoft has drawn some criticism for its strong support of rival operating systems, it hasn't forgotten about its own OS, Windows Phone. Today, OneDrive was bumped up to version 4.11, bringing with it a few small changes. There are, of course, the obligatory “bug fixes and performance improvements.” The bigger and more interesting change, however, is the addition of a transparent live tile. For those of you with a penchant for customization, it’s a welcome feature, especially considering the existence of great apps like #TileArt.
Transparent live tiles were introduced in Windows Phone 8.1, and have proven to be popular with fans of the mobile operating system. It seems that we’ll see further customization options as Windows 10 for phones takes shape, too, with the availability of a full-screen wallpaper behind the tiles. This echoes recent changes to the Xbox One home screen, so it’s evident that Microsoft’s unified vision is extending beyond the development platform and into user interface elements.