At Build 2017, Microsoft showcased its impressive, fluid and beautiful Fluent Design that it plans to bring to all Windows Apps following the UWP design, and to Windows 10 in future updates, especially with the Fall Creators Update coming in September. While one may argue it’s more like Aero on Windows Vista, but the way things are now, it is much different.
The good news is that some of the core apps on Windows 10 Store have already received the new design update, and the first ones on the list are Groove, and Music & TV App/ They follow the in-app acrylic hamburger menu aka Blurred Background when you tap to open it. This is just the beginning. We will see more elements, and more apps, especially the core apps picking this up.
That said, the apps are available for those on Windows 10 Insiders ring. If you are on Creators Update and want to try this out, you will have to join the inbuilt insider’s program to get it, but then don’t try it on your primary machine. The update is also available for devices running Windows 10 Mobile insiders.
To my experience till now, the Fluent design on the hamburger did not lag which is a good thing, but from App perspective, there is a bit of lag so overall optimization is still due. I have used it on my Lumia 950 XL, one of the devices which will get future Windows 10 Mobile update, and I am assuming that the Fluent design is one reason that made Microsoft not support old generation devices along with their end of support.