Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Jun 2012 18:38 UTC
Windows So, Windows Phone 7.5. I love it - warts and all. It has its issues, but it's so distinctive and fun it's pretty hard to not like it. So, for me, those three other people, and that cow, Microsoft today announced Windows Phone 8. It brings lots of cool new features, is built upon the Windows NT kernel and shares much of its lower levels with Windows 8, and oh, not a single current Windows Phone 7 device will be upgraded to it.
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by kristoph on Wed 20th Jun 2012 18:55 UTC
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Although I - and my colleagues who actually handle UI/UX design of our products - are very fond of the Windows Metro design aesthetic I have to say I find the progressively more cluttered interface of Metro tiles really hard to use.

Say what you will about the 'toy' UI of Android and iOS but the colorful icons and obvious red badges really do make it easier to figure out what it is you need to look at / tap on.

( That said, I am pretty convinced that voice is the future of the interface. If only they had some basic API for it. I'd love to be able to just say 'Siri! Shazam!' and it would tell me what song was playing. )

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