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3.5" lol, buddy its 2011, 4 inches and up only.
God no. I prefer 3.5" as opposed to 4.3" wholeheartedly.
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3.5" lol, buddy its 2011, 4 inches and up only.
I used '3.5"' as an example, the halfway point between 3" and 4" devices. It doesn't really matter, my point was any device around those dimensions (3-5") is going to have a phone-like layout.
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I used '3.5"' as an example, the halfway point between 3" and 4" devices. It doesn't really matter, my point was any device around those dimensions (3-5") is going to have a phone-like layout.
The ipad already has a phone-like layout. You really can't compare a piece of technology one year old, vs one month old. Kinda moot. Or did I miss your point altogether?
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The ipad already has a phone-like layout. You really can't compare a piece of technology one year old, vs one month old. Kinda moot. Or did I miss your point altogether?
Yeah, I'm pretty sure you missed my point.

My point is this: an Android app designed for a ~3.5" screen w/ a ~800x480 resolution running on a ~10" ~1280x800 resolution isn't going to be anywhere near as good/useful/functional as an app designed specifically for that size.

The iPad doesn't have a phone-like layout. Look at the iPhone calendar app verse the iPad calendar app below:





That's all I'm saying. I was originally replying to someone (and somewhat to several who've said a similar thing in this thread) who was saying that because Android scales the applications up it's as good as native.

How'd you like to see the iPhone calendar app just stretched to fit the screen rather than a dedicated one designed just for it? Android apps scale up (not run pixel double) but you still end up with the same design, it just doesn't look pixelated.
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Hey Apple boy!
The sign says no Apple fans!






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@ Steelbom:





Core Google Apps are different on tablets than smartphone counterparts as well.
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Core Google Apps are different on tablets than smartphone counterparts as well.
Oh yeah, I know that. I'm referring to third party apps, and using the Apple Calendar app as an example of how much better having a "native" app is.
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