Originally Posted by Yeroon
Well, that definitely looks like a WP screen.
Too bad those complaining about win8 lookalikes prob never used the WP 7+ UI, its very easy to use, and fits the "metro" design theme perfectly, so much so that Apple and now Android (all or just samsung?) are taking cues from a UI that is less than 10% of the market last I checked (but gaining market share consistently).
Actually, although I'm complaining my complaints are more towards "yet another Android launcher/UI" than about it looking like WP. Like the above poster said, more efforts should be made to streamline the UI that comes in AOSP rather han have all manufacturers strive for these "yet anothers", and I'd like it if Trebuchet/AOSP version of the launcher and GUI was readily available as another option. I've been a graphics developer for one app for WP and as such have had to take a quite thorough look at the Windows Phone GUI guidelines and reference files, and I like it a lot after learning the logic. So much in fact that I'm using a WP8-lookalike launcher on my Android, just because I fiddled a lot with WP phones during the design process and it stuck with me (besides with Android I can have the looks without being married to Bing, now THAT'S a syntax that is difficult to comprehend
Well, I suppose it's not that bad of a problem as long as we can change the launcher and aren't married to proprietary stuff like S-Pen breaking with custom ROMs. I suppose Windows x86 tablets do have a market since Android hardware support seems to be so difficult to achieve too. Then again Windows has quite a bit of a head start so maybe that will even out in the next 15 years or so. Overall, even though Android is definitely getting better all the time, you can still feel it's suffering growing pains and taking baby steps in some aspects (user comfort, stability..).Edited by seepra - 1/8/14 at 11:23pm