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 phoenix on Tue 16th Apr 2013 21:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Graphical Clutter"
phoenix
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2005-07-11

Heh, you weren't at my house for the few months I had a 2nd Generation iPod Touch. Had iOS 3.something, upgraded a few times, had iOS 4.something when I finally gave up on it.

This was even before I had an Android device.

I cursed and swore at the thing almost non-stop trying to figure out how to manoeuvre around the interface. Every single app behaved differently, settings were strewn about in 2 or 3 different places (and in completely separate apps to boot!), switching apps was a pain, organising apps was a pain, and only having a single hardware button was frustrating beyond belief.

My wife spent even less time with it before giving up in frustration. She did call it stupid a few times, and many other choice words. ;)

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