08-02-2014 10:30 AM
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  1. Jorge Holguin's Avatar
    I know that sometime companies take inspirations from other companies concepts to develop their product; I have not issue with that. But when you start copying a product that you "hated" and has been pushing to be hated it, they hypocrisy comes to another level. We all know that Samsung ripped off the iPhone and they weren't ashamed from it.
    Do you guys remember everybody in the blogosphere and many in the IT community trashing W8 metro tiles? I sure remember like it was yesterday. I got some quotes "It is ugly", "people eyes will get dizzy", "this is the worse design ever", "ugly" - this one was always present. But, what you know they all were wrong people are embracing W8, W8.1 metro tiles. This is so true that Google has decided to bring well copied W8 tiles. This show that MS did an excellent job that even the die hard enemy of MS is copying it.

    The thing that **** me off the most is the bias of all this bloggers and sites that are giving a free ride to Google on this when it is very clear that this is a pure rip off of W8 tiles. And MS should pay attention to this and begin to point this out and shame Google for the lack of originality. MS has to create an smart and catchy campaign about this.
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    sahib lopez and S Vaibhav like this.
    07-14-2014 10:09 AM
  2. AwesomeLewis24's Avatar
    Android is unique the way it is. If it goes along this path, Android will knock Windows Phone straight out of the water; and I think that's their main intention.
    Prateek Kumar likes this.
    07-14-2014 12:01 PM
  3. Jorge Holguin's Avatar
    Android is unique the way it is. If it goes along this path, Android will knock Windows Phone straight out of the water; and I think that's their main intention.
    I don't think this is for cell phones.... is for the chrome OS. But if Google were to use metro tiles for its android OS trust me that would be the end of android. People may follow a brand but they ain't stupid and they can see a copy cat from far away.
    AwesomeLewis24 likes this.
    07-14-2014 12:09 PM
  4. AwesomeLewis24's Avatar
    I don't think this is for cell phones.... is for the chrome OS. But if Google were to use metro tiles for its android OS trust me that would be the end of android. People may follow a brand but they ain't stupid and they can see a copy cat from far away.
    Actually, yeah that is quite a good point. I was just going to add that although a lot of people would leave Android for it's metro tiles, I would of thought that a huge majority (a larger percentage than Windows Phone) of Android users will remain on it no matter what. But yeah, your point seems more realistic now I think of it.

    It's for the Chrome OS? So does this mean that Chrome OS will be coming to mobile devices and could be replacing Android..? Damn, another rumour is uncovered.. :)
    07-14-2014 12:22 PM
  5. Jonas_H's Avatar
    And the thing is that everybody will like Google's "Metro" but everybody hates Microsoft's...
    07-14-2014 12:34 PM
  6. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    And the thing is that everybody will like Google's "Metro" but everybody hates Microsoft's...
    That's exactly the way it's going to be!
    Jonas_H and I_m_Snah like this.
    07-14-2014 12:44 PM
  7. nicfromwales's Avatar
    Actually, yeah that is quite a good point. I was just going to add that although a lot of people would leave Android for it's metro tiles, I would of thought that a huge majority (a larger percentage than Windows Phone) of Android users will remain on it no matter what. But yeah, your point seems more realistic now I think of it.
    Of you ever used an Android phone? I ofn't.
    Glousseur likes this.
    07-14-2014 12:50 PM
  8. wuiyang's Avatar
    everybody in here knows apple copy windows phone right?
    in malaysia, most people use iphone and samsung, most people in here said "windows phone copy apple", i was like "DAMN YOU B***H APPLE COPIED WINDOWS PHONE YOU DAMN A-HOLE"

    im afraid that most people doesn't know who copied who, and end up people who created original will be abandoned
    I_m_Snah likes this.
    07-15-2014 02:58 AM
  9. AG VK's Avatar
    everybody in here knows apple copy windows phone right?
    in malaysia, most people use iphone and samsung, most people in here said "windows phone copy apple", i was like "DAMN YOU B***H APPLE COPIED WINDOWS PHONE YOU DAMN A-HOLE"

    im afraid that most people doesn't know who copied who, and end up people who created original will be abandoned
    How exactly do you think Apple copied WP? And why do you think this is wrong? For example, the concept of a notification drawer and quick settings there was pioneered by Android phones and then copied by iOS and WP.
    07-15-2014 03:31 AM
  10. wuiyang's Avatar
    How exactly do you think Apple copied WP? And why do you think this is wrong? For example, the concept of a notification drawer and quick settings there was pioneered by Android phones and then copied by iOS and WP.
    The original is non of them,I think it's webOS (if I'm right), look at their calendar, phone calling, their flattery icon, and more, you can Bing it to find out more
    07-31-2014 01:14 PM
  11. xandros9's Avatar
    The original is non of them,I think it's webOS (if I'm right), look at their calendar, phone calling, their flattery icon, and more, you can Bing it to find out more
    Heck, you can argue webOS copied Safari tabs etc, etc.
    Instead of arguing, couldn't people have fun trying to trace the development of an idea back?
    James8561 likes this.
    07-31-2014 01:24 PM
  12. radmanvr's Avatar
    Heck, you can argue webOS copied Safari tabs etc, etc.
    Instead of arguing, couldn't people have fun trying to trace the development of an idea back?
    I took your advice and some how its now tied between Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin and Nicola Tesla.... I have no idea what I am doing
    07-31-2014 01:32 PM
  13. xandros9's Avatar
    I took your advice and some how its now tied between Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin and Nicola Tesla.... I have no idea what I am doing
    I like your style!
    Last edited by xandros9; 07-31-2014 at 09:20 PM.
    07-31-2014 08:22 PM
  14. carlos12001's Avatar
    I'm willing to bet its one googles half assed ideas that they will abandon, like they do half of their other projects.


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    07-31-2014 08:28 PM
  15. wuiyang's Avatar
    I'm willing to bet its one googles half assed ideas that they will abandon, like they do half of their other projects.


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    google+, they didnt burn that hell idea, instead they put to youtube
    08-01-2014 07:59 AM
  16. D M C's Avatar
    Hahaha
    Another Android or Google hatred thread.

    I don't know when wp users became like Apple users.
    They have also same problem thinking everyone copying them.
    08-01-2014 08:04 AM
  17. StephanW's Avatar
    So, your whole Windows thing is stolen from Apple. What comes around goes around.

    Oh, wait not stolen, copied.
    08-01-2014 08:08 AM
  18. S Vaibhav's Avatar
    How exactly do you think Apple copied WP? And why do you think this is wrong? For example, the concept of a notification drawer and quick settings there was pioneered by Android phones and then copied by iOS and WP.
    Notification centre and Quick settings were on Symbian before Android.
    08-01-2014 08:17 AM
  19. DER1996's Avatar
    Stealing/Copying in the OS world is as old as the OS world itself , and when your copied you don't complain you innovate ;) oh and for chrome OS it would need a hell of a lot more then a cosmetics change to become a viable option ,and for android with the switch to ART and the problems that it's going to cause , and the 530 and 630 and the new upcoming phones and the accelerating development of WP , this is the time for MS to strike , and it has already started ...
    Oh and with the way android development is going , most developers and even some OEMs , would just ignore material design anyway :p
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    08-01-2014 08:22 AM
  20. colinkiama's Avatar
    How exactly do you think Apple copied WP? And why do you think this is wrong? For example, the concept of a notification drawer and quick settings there was pioneered by Android phones and then copied by iOS and WP.
    iOS7 and windows phone with a white theme look strikingly similar.
    08-01-2014 08:25 AM
  21. antiochian2010's Avatar
    Well I'm here because an Android developer copied Metro to make a UI for Android. When I first saw Metro, I just didn't get it. After a year of Android on my Vibrant I installed this guy's UI. Now he couldn't make Live Tiles, the tiles though would move and launch. However what I did like was that when turning the phone into landscape position, the tiles rotated to match! Something we still don't have on the real thing. And there was the general app list to with the alpha jump capability.
    So I found myself using that UI for 2-3 Mos after which I caught sight a second time of a Windows phone and saw with actual functioning live tiles and let me tell you this time there was love! Dumped my Vibrant and never looked back.
    All that to say anyone can imitate but there is only one real McCoy; there will only ever be one original Windows Phone and no matter what Google or anyone else can concoct, they will always be 2nd hand imitations. I think their efforts will backfire.
    08-01-2014 08:34 AM
  22. BilalSoomro17's Avatar
    If metro tiles come on Android we'll see laggy Metro Tiles 😉
    08-01-2014 08:43 AM
  23. Jazmac's Avatar
    ROTFL. The pirates at google has clearly has run out of ideas. Now they are looking for a way to remain viable. lol. Those bustas think they can do a skin and be Windows. LOL. Too funny.
    S Vaibhav likes this.
    08-01-2014 08:54 AM
  24. Apoorvdec's Avatar
    I don't think android is unique in any way ... the design of android was copied from Symbian.. the only unique thing about it is notification centre and of course the lags and crashes ;)
    carlos12001 and S Vaibhav like this.
    08-01-2014 08:57 AM
  25. carlos12001's Avatar
    Stealing/Copying in the OS world is as old as the OS world itself , and when your copied you don't complain you innovate ;) oh and for chrome OS it would need a hell of a lot more then a cosmetics change to become a viable option ,and for android with the switch to ART and the problems that it's going to cause , and the 530 and 630 and the new upcoming phones and the accelerating development of WP , this is the time for MS to strike , and it has already started ...
    Oh and with the way android development is going , most developers and even some OEMs , would just ignore material design anyway :p
    We'll said, Chrome OS is pitiful.


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    08-01-2014 10:00 AM
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