Microsoft builds a Nokia Lumia wall for BUILD

At BUILD 2013 this week in San Francisco, Microsoft and Nokia have constructed a giant wall made up of 200 Nokia Lumia 820 smartphones, which all add together to make a 12,000 x 6,400 pixel display. As all the phones are identical, and they were all running the same application built specifically for the wall, a master handset could control all the others through Wi-Fi.

A number of demonstrations were made using the giant smartphone wall, including showing a massive animated grid of live tiles featuring a selection of apps from the Windows Phone Store, and joining all the phones together to make a giant Map from Bing Maps and HERE Maps data. It's definitely a cool demo from the Windows Phone team, although it's not something that anyone can just go and make: purchasing 200 Lumia 820s would set you back around $70,000.

Source: Engadget

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What you haven't seemed to notice is these phones are 825 developer editions seemingly running an early copy of 8.1. Look closer and you will see the screens sporting a new super large tile and a small/medium tile we currently don't have. Screens also show 3 and 5 column displays on the start screen whereas we can currently have 2 and 4.

As the phones were running a specially-built app, there's no guarantee these phones are running 8.1, they could just be collating live tiles through the app in a variety of sizes.

Muessig said,
What you haven't seemed to notice is these phones are 825 developer editions seemingly running an early copy of 8.1. Look closer and you will see the screens sporting a new super large tile and a small/medium tile we currently don't have. Screens also show 3 and 5 column displays on the start screen whereas we can currently have 2 and 4.

I'm pretty sure the small ones are just the small tiles and the other ones are just the normal tiles?

Muessig said,
Screens also show 3 and 5 column displays on the start screen whereas we can currently have 2 and 4.

I can only see 3 column displays, not 5. That doesn't negate your point though. It is different than what we have now. I agree with Scorpus; it could be due to the specialized app that is running the whole thing.

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