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 flypig on Thu 6th Jan 2011 13:22 UTC in reply to "Wow..."
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If I was an every day average run of the mill non-techy person - ie. the majority of the population - and just happened to be an Android phone user, and I went and bought an Android powered tablet expecting it to be familiar, get right in there and work, not have to learn anything new, etc, I'd be pretty pissed off.

I think you're making exactly the mistake Microsoft made for years, trying to fit Windows on to tablets, and trying to make Windows CE look like its older brother. This is exactly the mistake that Apple didn't make with the iPhone when they made it nothing like OS X.

I'd suggest that if you make a device that's intuitive enough, it doesn't have to be familiar.

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RE[2]: Wow...
by Elv13 on Thu 6th Jan 2011 22:49 in reply to "RE: Wow..."
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It is OSX, just with an app on top, just like MS Surface is Vista with an app on top. But yea, when it come to interface, it's better to rewrite all the UI for most form factors. But when it come to OS, let it scale, it's good like that.

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