Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Jan 2011 22:25 UTC
Google Stuff just keeps on piling up today - and I'm trying to work through my second playthrough of Mass Effect 2 on insanity (fourth playthrough overall). I have the sneaking suspicion, though, that nobody sympathises with my problems... Anywho, Google just unveiled the tablet user interface for Android 3.0, Honeycomb. Looks pretty decent I guess - somehow, it reminds me of Tron.
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RE: Wow...
by Delgarde on Thu 6th Jan 2011 00:12 UTC in reply to "Wow..."
Delgarde
Member since:
2008-08-19

I'm not saying it's not cool, 'cause it is, but again Google, like so many others, have totally missed the point. Unless of course they are only targeting "techy" users?


Or targeting anyone without preconceived ideas of what it should look like. Sure, it's pretty different from the interface on Android phones - but then, it's not a phone, so why shouldn't it have an interface designed for a tablet instead?

Besides, who buys *any* device and expects to not have to learn anything new? I buy a new phone, the interface is different from the old one, even for the same manufacturer. Buy a new laptop, Window 7 has replaced XP, and the newer Office 'ribbon' has replaced the old menus and toolbars.

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RE[2]: Wow...
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 6th Jan 2011 00:33 in reply to "RE: Wow..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Give the poor guy a break. After the Apple fanatics disregarded Android for months on end as a crude toy for geeks, now that it's incredibly popular, they have to come up with ever more contrived reasons to dismiss it. It's like watching a child tripping over his own lies about not taking candy from the jar.

Incredibly entertaining for those of us who really don't give a shit about any platform in particular (iPhone user here).

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RE[3]: Wow...
by molnarcs on Thu 6th Jan 2011 05:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Wow..."
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

What an excellent example of indoctrination - I wonder if people like that have some parts of their brains replaced by tech ;) ))

Oh, what are you playing btw? I finished ME2 on insanity with a Sentinel first, then an Adept. What a brilliant story!!! Can't have enough of that game...

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RE[3]: Wow...
by _txf_ on Thu 6th Jan 2011 14:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Wow..."
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

I just don't get what he is complaining about. iOS apps have different interfaces on different form factors.

The only thing google is doing different is having a launcher better suited to tablets unlike the the ipads stretched iphone launcher.

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RE[3]: Wow...
by lemur2 on Fri 7th Jan 2011 04:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Wow..."
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Give the poor guy a break. After the Apple fanatics disregarded Android for months on end as a crude toy for geeks, now that it's incredibly popular, they have to come up with ever more contrived reasons to dismiss it. It's like watching a child tripping over his own lies about not taking candy from the jar.

Incredibly entertaining for those of us who really don't give a shit about any platform in particular (iPhone user here).


According to Google, most Android phones are running version 2.2

http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Google-Most-Android-devices-...

Android’s Users Eclipse IPhone’s for First Time, comScore Says:

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2011/01/05/androids-users-eclipse-iphon...

"For the first time, more Americans say they are using cellphones powered by Google Inc.’s Android system than Apple Inc.’s iPhone, according to a new survey from technology-tracking firm comScore Inc."


One wonders if the iPad might go the same way when Android 3.0 becomes available on ARM tablets.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9203539/Update_Motorola_laun...

Apparently, this will commence in March.

I'm sure a lot of ARM tablets now available with Android 2.1 or 2.2 will be updated to Android 3.0, such as these perhaps:

http://www.pioneercomputers.com.au/products/products.asp?c1=183&c2=...

Perhaps even Intel Atom tablets now available will also be upgradeable to Android 3.0, such as these perhaps:
http://www.pioneercomputers.com.au/products/products.asp?c1=183&c2=...

Edited 2011-01-07 04:21 UTC

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