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I don't think we need any more Android fragmentation. It might seem like a trivial issue but I simply dislike the lack of consistency across phones. I very much like WP for the fact it's consistent across devices. It would be nice if Android manufacturers gave you the option of selecting the standard Android UI/launcher instead of EmoteUI/TouchWiz/Sense/whatever, without needing to root anything.

doh.gif Linux is like this so it isn't a real surprise. Everyone thinks they can make the greatest version (or distro?) Sad part, if they all collaborated... imagine the results. We would be way farther along than we are with open source. And by extension closed source stuff would improve equally (as they only improve when forced - just like most current ISP's in the US for example.) Everyone would win. Yay for fragmentation! mad.gif
Edited by Tadaen Sylvermane - 1/8/14 at 4:44pm
 
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post #22 of 40
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Originally Posted by Yeroon View Post

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 biggrin.gif).

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
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I actually like the look, i think it looks better and smoother than W8.

Plus Im in the market for a tablet, wonder how these will perform and priced.

They look the.........exact same.
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doh.gif Linux is like this so it isn't a real surprise. Everyone thinks they can make the greatest version (or distro?) Sad part, if they all collaborated... imagine the results. We would be way farther along than we are with open source. And by extension closed source stuff would improve equally (as they only improve when forced - just like most current ISP's in the US for example.) Everyone would win. Yay for fragmentation! mad.gif

If they all got together I doubt there'd be any collaborating going on.
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they pasted the start menu kernel into the linux kernel

wut wut wut wut wut wut wut wut

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I want a Note product running on Win8.1 with the stylus of course. Surface pro 2's price needs to come down. NEED COMPETITION

For what you get, the Surface Pro 2 is not an expensive device.
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Looks indeed similar to the Metro UI. Way to cut down design costs. rolleyes.gif
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LOL Metro.

Guess they got tired of trying to be Apple.
   
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Microsoft inside, Apple outside. wink.gif
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post #30 of 40
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Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post

LOL Metro.

Guess they got tired of trying to be Apple.

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Originally Posted by Karlz3r View Post

Microsoft inside, Apple outside. wink.gif
do you guys pick up a Samsung phone and mistake it as Apple? Do you get confused by the GUI and think you are using iOS? If so, we do have facilities in place to correct for vision loss. :-P
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