Rumor, and a wild one at that, has it that Microsoft will ditch the tile-based user interface, commonly known as the Metro UI, in Windows Phone 9, which is expected to be released between the third and fourth quarter of 2014.
The reason why this rumor seems so wild is that Microsoft has devoted considerable resources to unifying user interfaces with common elements, such as tiles. You find tiles on Windows PCs, tablets, smartphones and even the Xbox gaming console. It would seem illogical to some for the company to shift its mobile platform away from these unified user interfaces.
Microsoft hasn’t commented on the rumors and we can’t expect it to.