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    CKurt

    ROBOTO design language?
    People App including a "Me" Section?
    Contracts 3th party app devs can implement to show up across the default UI like in the messaging app?
    Swipe to the right and left in apps to navigate?

    Really?! I'm normally against it but: Can we have some lawsuits please? Google needs a lesson... They stole some great thinks from iOS to, you can now pin apps and folders to the bottom of your phone to have them available on every home screen for example.

    I'm surprised their text does not run off screen and the screens to the right don't show 5 pixels of them already in view.

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    cbae

    , CKurt wrote

    ROBOTO design language?
    *snip*

    Domo arigato, Windows Phone Se-ven

    Domo, domo

     

     

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    MasterPi

    I wonder how user submitted apps will look...will they have to adhere to the design (and will current apps be forced to migrate over to it)?

    And probably only a percentage of android smartphones will have the improved look (yay for UI fragmentation!)

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    cbae

    I just saw the hands-on video. The horizontal scrolling of the app drawer was one usability improvement that set Samsung's TouchWiz apart from stock Android. The vertical scrolling of the stock app drawer is an absolute PITA. The vertical scrolling of long lists in Windows Phone is equally cumbersome. I wish Microsoft would make all vertically scrolling lists page as you swipe instead of continuously scroll.

    One other thing that struck me was that the transition to the app-drawer looked very iOS-like.

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    Dovella

    This is like my Honey Comb

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    CaRDiaK

    Been waiting for this since the Desire. I will be getting my mitts on one the day it's available. I love Android, it's just so cool and works perfectly for me. 

    ICS looks like the step it needed. Exciting!

    We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.
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    Zeus

    There were quite a few features there that were really cool. Facial recognition unlock, the camera was fantastic, widget environment has been improved with sizing. The look and feel looked good in the video that I saw.

    I have a HTC Desire with Android 2.2 ... and I can't wait to relegate that phone to my wife and get my hands on this, it's really, really cool.

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    ManipUni

    ICS is definitely an improvement but still doesn't bring Android in-line with either WP7 or iOS in terms of usability. The whole experience still feels disjointed and awkward. 

    Also haven't the "on screen buttons" been one of the complained about features of WP7? A lot of people say they're easy to hit by mistake or have other problems.

    As I said, ICS is definitely an improvement on Android 2.3.3, no doubt about that.

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    spivonious

    , CKurt wrote

    ROBOTO design language?
    People App including a "Me" Section?
    Contracts 3th party app devs can implement to show up across the default UI like in the messaging app?
    Swipe to the right and left in apps to navigate?

    Really?! I'm normally against it but: Can we have some lawsuits please? Google needs a lesson... They stole some great thinks from iOS to, you can now pin apps and folders to the bottom of your phone to have them available on every home screen for example.

    I'm surprised their text does not run off screen and the screens to the right don't show 5 pixels of them already in view.

    Agreed. The first thing I thought of was how much they copied WP7. At least it means MS is doing something right.

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    cbae

    Lipstick. Porcine farm animal. People with early hands-on experiences with the OS have reported that it still has the same ole Android lag.

    The best thing about Android is that the inherent lag has driven hardware makers to make faster and faster hardware--kinda like what Windows and its ever increasing resource requirements did for the CPU, graphics card, and DRAM industries.

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