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Have there been any changes to the Start Screen in the new Windows Phone 8 version?

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Yes - Microsoft have actually made quite a lot of noticeable changes to the start screen in the new WP8, such as;

- They've kept the live tiles but they now have support for 3 sizes which lets you customize your screen much more.

- You can choose from a pallet of 20 colors to customize your screen.

- There is now multiple screen sizes and a range of resolutions to choose from.

- You can change your lockscreen background and even choose which apps you want to be on the background.

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