One thing is for sure: new icons are coming to Windows. The process hasn’t just started, with strategically important applications in the company getting new icons not long ago. Now the line is continuing with Windows factory applications, including a rethink of icons in Explorer. For example, the yellow background color will disappear completely, and the icons for folders, downloads, photos, documents, videos, and music will change. The new icons are not only prettier, but they also make it easier to distinguish between important storage. Other changes, though not necessarily as noticeable, include rounded corners for windows, controls, and menus.
That’s not a lot for now, but it shows that Microsoft thinks something needs to be done with the interface, and more news is expected in the near future.