Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Sep 2016 17:10 UTC
Android

Expecting a company that sells tablets to also provide tablet-oriented interfaces for the OS and major apps isn't unreasonable. But Google hasn't shown it is willing to provide those interfaces. My Android tablet advice still stands - I'll take Android tablets seriously once Google does.

All the interface regressions since Honeycomb still make Android tablets feel like an afterthought. While the Pixel C is a great demonstration of these problems, it's still not a great productivity device compared to the competition.

The side-by-side comparisons between Honeycomb and Nougat are damning. "Regression" isn't an adequate enough word for what's happening here.

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by darknexus on Tue 13th Sep 2016 19:27 UTC
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The article is dead on, and mirrors my experience with Android on tablets. Apple and even Microsoft have a much better grasp of what a tablet should be able to do than Google does. They really don't seem to care about their tablet experience, which would be fine if they'd stop trying to pretend otherwise.

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Can't even comment...
by dionicio on Tue 13th Sep 2016 20:32 UTC
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Without being offensive. Which I believed main battle line, actually a No [developer's] land.

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Couldn't agree more.
by tkeith on Wed 14th Sep 2016 15:17 UTC
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2010-09-01

I've been saying this for a while. I love tablets but I can't help but feel that ICS on my HP touchpad(or webOS) was a much better UI than Marshmallow.

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