Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Sep 2013 17:42 UTC
Apple As most of you using iOS already know, iOS 7 has been released today. While you're all busy updating, I dove into some reviews of Apple's latest, and I think I like this conclusion by The Verge best.

Today, as it rolls out to users everywhere, iOS 7 is still on most levels the same operating system it's been for six years. Meanwhile Android has become a fun, efficient, flowing operating system that makes it easy to move data between apps, easy to share things, and easy to see only the information you need at the moment. Where iOS 7 still feels like jumping in and out of a series of apps, the best moments of using Android make it feel like a cohesive, unified platform. There's no question iOS 7 has the foundational strength to match that experience, but Apple has to throw open the doors and let its huge ecosystem build on that potential.

iOS has always been an excellent operating system, and iOS 7 remains an excellent operating system. But if Apple's goal was to match the power and flexibility of its rivals, iOS 7 feels very much like the beginning of a project rather than its conclusion.

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RE: meanwhile...
by btrimby on Wed 18th Sep 2013 20:42 UTC in reply to "meanwhile..."
btrimby
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2009-09-30

I've never done that with my phone, so I figured I'd try it out, for posterity.

Nexus 4:

1. Tap Camera to launch camera.

2. Tap "still camera" icon, choose "old timey video recorder" icon (funny these skeuomorphic icons still work)

3. Tap big red record button to start recording.

4. Tap big red record button with square in the middle to stop.

5. Notice the little thumbnail that moves away to the corner. I know from using my camera that I can swipe from the right to get to my previously taken photos. If not, I guess I could launch the "gallery" app

6. Tap the share icon (maybe a bit cryptic... it's a tree with 3 nodes).

7. Choose the app I want to share from or "see all"

8. Choose from all the apps that are registered to ingest a video

Now, there might be a step or two in there that you'd argue isn't intuitive, but I *have* shared photos, and it works pretty much the same way, so I assumed sharing video would be the same, and it is!

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