Leaked screenshots of Windows 10 build 10102 show some subtle UI changes like new aero theme and Live Tiles with 3D animations and more.

A new build 10102 of Windows 10 has leaked in screenshots, which comes with several visual changes. As of now, Windows 10 is still far from perfect, and its interim builds are being distributed and tested by select early adopters. This new build – with an incremental stage of development – is also the part of Microsoft Insiders rather than Windows Insider Program.

In this build, Microsoft seems to have restored translucent effects removed with Windows 8 release. Now, the Start menu has got its transparency back with blur effect, which fades out when Start menu is switched into a fullscreen Start screen. However, the new effect is limited to Start menu only, and apps and other windows still look as in Windows 8/8.1.

The Windows maker has introduced new 3D animation for Live Tiles that makes Start screen more alive on Windows 10. Although, it is unclear whether all modern apps will get this new animation or developers will have to update their apps, accordingly.

Windows-10-Cortana

Besides, the build 10102 also brings a seamless integration of Cortana along with new XAML-based Start menu. The intelligent personal assistant now always shows the hamburger menu with quick shortcuts to Cortana’s settings.

Meanwhile, some believe that the build will be deployed to the fast ring later today, but nothing has been confirmed yet. The report does not end here, though, at Build 2015 conference, we are likely to hear much more about Windows 10. We will be covering the Build conference as it happens, so stay tuned for more information.

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