Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Feb 2012 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's pretty clear Samsung is keeping Bada/Tizen around as a possible future escape clause in case Android and/or Google goes nuts. Sony doesn't have an alternative to Android - which it may need soon, since its Android smartphones and tablets aren't doing particularly well. As such, Sony's new CEO Kazuo Hirai has hinted that the operating system of the Playstation Vita may make its way to smartphones and tablets.
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WTF...
by madgabz on Mon 13th Feb 2012 23:44 UTC
madgabz
Member since:
2008-12-21

...happened to Sonys Xbar GUI? Thats one of the best interfaces for small devices...ever!
Those bubbles...look like a parody of old nintendo games! They must be!

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RE: WTF...
by robots on Tue 14th Feb 2012 05:37 in reply to "WTF..."
robots Member since:
2011-02-15

...happened to Sonys Xbar GUI? Thats one of the best interfaces for small devices...ever!
Those bubbles...look like a parody of old nintendo games! They must be!


I had a first generation PSP, which I used as a movie player. The UI was attractive and easy to use. It was also far more responsive than my Android HTC Hero.

Those bubble icons in the screenshot look terrible. ;)

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RE[2]: WTF...
by REM2000 on Tue 14th Feb 2012 13:00 in reply to "RE: WTF..."
REM2000 Member since:
2006-07-25

agreed and it isn't any better in the flesh so to speak. The Bubble UI looks like something from the early 2000's, it's pretty dire and looked quite disjointed.

I agree that the xbar was the easier UI on any console or media player and when you look at media players such as Windows MCE and Apple TV they pretty much adopt the same thing (i know MCE has been out longer than the sony xbar) left and right, up and down, it works well.

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