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Systems and methods for providing a user interface for mobile devices enable data and services available through the mobile device to be represented as a set of tiles maintained in a display space. The tiles provide a snapshot of the current state of content available through the mobile device without requiring any interaction by the user. The tiles and display space are customizable and can be dynamically updated to display content to a user. In addition, tiles can provide functionality, including simple tasks to a user without requiring the user to navigate away from the tile display space. Tiles can also provide quick access to start software applications. Tiles can be organized in the display space by the user or the tiles can be automatically grouped based upon associated metadata.

Title
Tile space user interface for mobile devices
Application Number
11/424733
Publication Number
7933632 (B2)
Application Date
June 16, 2006
Publication Date
April 26, 2011
Inventor
Hok Sum Horace Luke
Mercer Island
WA, US
Peter G Chin
Seattle
WA, US
Tirthankar Sengupta
Sammamish
WA, US
Eduardo L Escardo Raffo
Seattle
WA, US
Sally Louise Barton
Seattle
WA, US
Bryan T Agnetta
Seattle
WA, US
David Wayne Flynt
Lake Forest Park
WA, US
Agent
Woodcock Washburn
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
H04M 1/00
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