Get updates on what you care about, in real time
With Live Tiles, your Start screen is whatever you make it. It's like having your own personal assistant! Create a tile out of one of your contacts and pin it to your Start screen. You'll know what they're emailing, texting, posting, or tweeting just by glancing at your device. Or make tiles for your favorite music albums, directions to a restaurant, and more. Pin them to your Start screen, adjust their size and position, and make your phone and tablet as unique as you are.
Not just apps–Live Apps
Only Windows devices have Live Apps, which let you customize their color, size, and position. Plus, Live Apps automatically display the latest content on your Start screen. Instead of seeing the same weather app icon each time, you'll see the latest forecast. Instead of the Delta app icon, you'll see that your flight is on time–all at a glance.
All your contacts in one place
Find all the people you're connected to on Facebook®, Outlook, LinkedIn®, Twitter™, and other communities in your People Hub. You'll also find all their contact information, so you can instantly call, text, email, or chat. No need to check app after app, because now you can see everyone's updates in one place.
Keep everyone in the loop
The latest addition to the People Hub is Rooms, which lets you gather sets of up to 10 people in a private space on your Windows Phone. Invite family members, college friends, coworkers, or anyone else, and then share private messages, notes, calendars, photos, and more. Each Room you create can be pinned to your Start screen, letting you see updates at a glance.
Sync documents between phone, tablet, and computer
Office Mobile makes syncing documents between devices (phone, laptop, tablet) simple and easy. Access, create, edit, and share Word, Excel® and PowerPoint® documents and OneNote® notebooks. When you open an Office file, the latest version is automatically pulled from the cloud, so your documents are always in sync and up to date.
Xbox® & Windows
Everything in sync
Windows offers deep integration with Windows and Xbox. Sign in with your Microsoft account and see your devices come to life with your Xbox games, music, movies, and more across your phone, tablet, laptop, and Xbox. Enjoy multiplayer games from phone to PC to console* and use the SmartGlass™ application to turn your phone or tablet into a controller for your Xbox 360®.**
Your music across all your devices
The Music+Video Hub is a reflection of your entertainment passions that dynamically updates as you use it. Purchase songs or albums through Xbox Music and they'll be available to stream or download from your Windows phone, tablet, laptop, or Xbox 360. Use Smart DJ to create personalized playlists at the push of a button.
Hand over your device without fear
With Kid's Corner, you can give your children access to the stuff you want while keeping them away from everything else. Let them play games, videos, and music on your phone without the fear of them reading your email or texting your boss. It's fast and easy to set up and only available on Windows Phone 8.
Windows is better with AT&T
The largest selection of Windows devices
With Live Tiles that deliver what you want in real time, your Windows device becomes the ultimate personal assistant. AT&T makes Windows even better with exclusive phones and tablets, 4G LTE speeds, and a network that lets you talk and surf at the same time.*** It all adds up to an experience that's as unique as you are.
*Cross-platform gaming and play-pause-resume are available with select titles and require compatible devices. On Windows Phone, data plan required; carrier fees apply.
**Second-screen control available for select Xbox 360 functionality and with select Xbox LIVE content.
***Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network. Simultaneous voice & data: in 4G LTE coverage areas, data functions will use HSPA+ data speeds.