Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 20th Jan 2013 23:42 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Ever since I bought my HTC HD7 way back in October 2010, I have been hooked on Windows Phone. Without even being able to test-drive the new operating system (The Netherlands didn't get Windows Phone 7 until a year later), I imported the HD7 from the US - the minimalist, stark, clean, flat, and textual interface spoke to me, and I just knew I would like it. And like it, I did.
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RE: Comment by Beerfloat
by phoenix on Mon 21st Jan 2013 17:57 UTC in reply to "Comment by Beerfloat"
phoenix
Member since:
2005-07-11

Thom, forget about the pointer for a sec (or the mouse, for that matter). Where are the windows in these supposed WIMP interfaces?


Samsung allows you to run two programs side-by-side on Android 4.x (Note, Note II, and Galaxy S3; probably their tablets as well).

The notifications slide down in their own window over top of whatever is currently running.

Pull up the recent tasks list and it runs in its own window over top of whatever is currently running.

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RE[2]: Comment by Beerfloat
by Beerfloat on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 10:57 in reply to "RE: Comment by Beerfloat"
Beerfloat Member since:
2011-06-05

Well that's Android for you, isn't it? People can do what they want with it, which is cool in my book, though I've heard some others claim this kind of fragmentation is not a net positive.

But that's neither here nor there. There's a reference Android out there, and despite the availability of some cool hacks, I don't think anyone can seriously claim Google designed Android <= 4.x as a windowed operating system. Anyone aside from Thom, that is.

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RE[3]: Comment by Beerfloat
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 11:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Beerfloat"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I don't think anyone can seriously claim Google designed Android <= 4.x as a windowed operating system. Anyone aside from Thom, that is.


And yet, nobody's been able to provide a counterargument to my statement - other than adding arbitrary restrictions to the established definition.

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