- Jan 9, 2013
Um, sorry to break it to you but hamburger menus and awkwardly placed controls are still garbage. You might not realize it it but your thumb stretching to the top of the screen will.
The only useful info that the the ex-MS fry cook and his crayon drawings bring up is the sad realization that MS is no longer a leader but a follower. Instead of putting in some real effort to compete with Android and iOS they go ahead and butcher just about everything that made WP unique and easy to use. How much do you want to bet that live tiles are on the list of things to axe? They're a part of Metro so why not be consistent and throw that out too. They've already added a transparency option to dial them down. So the end result is a bland generic OS that's slower to access (no hubs, no pivots), no style (no Metro) and pretty much no reason to exist. Universal apps? Yeah, good luck with that. I'm sure Android and iOS users are on the edge of theirs seats in anticipation.
Exactly! Why even have choice when it comes to a mobile OS if they are all the same? I chose WP because it's unique and beautiful. It is useable. The keyboard used to be the best at word prediction but I seems to have taken a step back lately. I don't get why they are trying to blend in so much. Android and iOS get all this credit for innovation and design when from my standpoint they completely misuse the ellipsis by placing it vertically in the right corner on Android and not using it at all in iOS. It indicates that there is more that was left unspoken when writing, and illustrates that there is more info underneath it. Makes. Perfect. Sense.
Shift the ellipsis from right to left for left handed users vs right handed users and put the ribbon at the top under the beloved hamburger. I don't get why everyone hates the ellipsis and if you don't like the hamburger you are the hater...?