Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Apr 2013 18:22 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Windows You can say what you will about Windows Phone and Windows 8's Metro interface (I refuse to drop that name) - it's inefficient, unpopular, cumbersome, beautiful, ugly, organised, clean, limiting - but there's one thing we can all agree on: it's unique and distinctive. CNet has published a profile of Microsoft's Albert Shum, the man behind Metro, and he highlights what I think is at the very core of Microsoft's problems in mobile right now.
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RE[3]: Graphical Clutter
by Flatland_Spider on Mon 15th Apr 2013 20:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Graphical Clutter"
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Indeed it is. The trick is to not do anything too advanced with it. For consuming data and staying within the confines of an application, the experience is excellent.

It's when people try to use their iOS device as a computing device that the limitations become evident. iOS is application focused, so data is walled off in a binary blob for each application. This is nice for backup purposes and space, but it makes sharing data between application extremely hard.

Android allows application access to the filesystem which allows different apps to share data readily, which makes is easier to use it as a computing device.

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