01-22-2014 10:33 PM
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  1. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I wouldn't call devil's advocate an antagonist. That would be a fanboy or a troll. There are many other members here who argue for the sake of arguing. His post did present some good points and in the end, that's what forums are all about. Being the hot-head Cuban that I am, I might be bashing him later. If he says something stupid of course.
    Scroll through his posts and you'll see what I mean. He does generally back up what he's saying. But he's never putting himself in the position of protagonist.
    Last edited by Indistinguishable; 01-21-2014 at 04:47 PM.
    01-21-2014 04:31 PM
  2. FinancialP's Avatar
    Considering that widgets have been able to do that on Android for over 3 years now, I suppose you would be able to do it here.
    Just 3 years? It's been capable pre donut with the default widgets. There were only 3 back then(music, search, clock).
    01-21-2014 04:34 PM
  3. worldspy99's Avatar
    Why are we discussing this in such detail? Because finally WP is catching on. First Android copied the flat UI of the WP, then iOS and now even the leading Android skin maker has jumped on that bandwagon. We should all be happy that WP is catching on. The latest gripe from the tech journalists now is that major games are not available on WP. For the first 12 months they whined about the lack of apps and now games....I guess they are always going to compare WP to iOS and Android which is fair but also give points where WP is ahead of the other two rival OS'.
    01-21-2014 09:10 PM
  4. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Scroll through his posts and you'll see what I mean. He does generally back up what he's saying. But he's never putting himself in the position of protagonist.
    Reminds me of my late father. He would admit you're right, but he would never admit he was wrong.
    01-21-2014 09:21 PM
  5. RodimusMajor's Avatar
    I can't speak for the new UI on Samsung's phones, but the "Magazine UX" they're coming out with for the "Pro" versions of the Tab and Note tablets looks like a pretty blatant ripoff of Live Tiles.
    01-22-2014 12:06 AM
  6. broar94's Avatar
    It really doesn't look close.
    I think he's referring to the double wide tiles which WP8 has.
    01-22-2014 05:46 AM
  7. neo158's Avatar
    Samdung... Oh, the industrial copycat on a,massive scale
    All manufacturers copy each other and you would be naive to think otherwise.

    Samdung, how original. What are you, 12. We all get it, you hate Samsung but at least try to act your age for once!!
    01-22-2014 06:07 AM
  8. mase123987's Avatar
    I can't speak for the new UI on Samsung's phones, but the "Magazine UX" they're coming out with for the "Pro" versions of the Tab and Note tablets looks like a pretty blatant ripoff of Live Tiles.
    Are there rectangles with info on them? Yes. Does it look anything like WP or W8? Not even close.
    01-22-2014 07:21 AM
  9. RodimusMajor's Avatar
    Are there rectangles with info on them? Yes. Does it look anything like WP or W8? Not even close.
    Yes, it's a very loose resemblance for sure, but it's enough that lots of news outlets have reported the similarity-- at this point, it seems that any innovation it might have might end up being eclipsed in the public eye by people's perception of it as a "knockoff".
    01-22-2014 09:09 PM
  10. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Let's face it, designers are running out of ideas. The break-neck speed at which mobile technology has moved makes any "new" design language inevitably resemble something else from the past. It seems as though the buying public wasn't as fickle with desktop systems as they are with mobile. XP has been around since'01 and it's still being used quite a bit. Yet this board is full of negative comments if a major update doesn't arrive within 6 months of initial release on their phones. If you buy a phone with the thought of future updates, you're in for a major disappointment unless you shell out full price for a sim-free model. Carriers are in the business of selling phones, not giving out updates to make a year-old purchase seem fresh. Those who bought Lumia 900s 2 months before WP8 was released only to find out they wouldn't go beyond 7.8 were especially vocal.

    Now I ask, does it really matter if another OS uses a similar UI as what you have? A rectangular box, icon or whatever you wish to call it with the image of an envelope is more than likely an email client whether it's WP, iOS, Android, BlackBerry and just about every OS that's ever graced the Earth. Move on, it's not worth getting in a twist over.
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    01-22-2014 10:33 PM
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