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Windows Phone Modern UI: do you like it?

0. phoneArena 30 Oct 2012, 08:21 posted on

When you first take a look at a Windows Phone device you instantly get it - this is different. And it’s different mostly because of the Modern UI…

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posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:16 1

32. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


How are icons and widgets flexible?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:36 1

35. molina0512 (Posts: 4; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


The live tiles are different and good, they keep the new info updated, were as iOS and android do just stay still and makes you scroll to find either the app you need or the info you are looking for. At the same time, so many live tiles and information can feel/get a bit cramped and confusing, distracting at times. At then end it depends on what each person likes.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:43 2

37. carlosechev07 (Posts: 39; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


Live tiles are mere copy of Android Widgets.. in Android you can populate your desktop with icons or if you prefer you can populate it with usefull and more productives Widgets..!!

Widgets are absolutly better and more usefull than tiles. I repeat, tiles are plane clones of Android Widgets..!!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 10:04 1

43. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


From what I gathered from Joe b'a presentation, he mentioned Android copying Apple. Now that's a clone.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 10:05 2

44. Hallucinator (Posts: 344; Member since: 24 May 2010)


You are so dumb. wether you like wp8 or not, to call it an android clone is absolutely moronic.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 10:37

52. carlosechev07 (Posts: 39; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


I repeat "Android Widgets vs WP Tiles".. tiles are a plain, basic and unicolor implementation of Android Widgets, wether you like Android or not, it's absolutely obviously that tile features (live and resize) are presents on Android Widget years ago...

Absolutely Moronic..!!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 10:45 3

53. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Your the moron here
First you think android invented the widget? No it didn't second the tiles are a better more uniformed way to have info at a glance.

Your just trying to ride with the hate of wp with your dumb comment

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 11:10

57. carlosechev07 (Posts: 39; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


You "Mr. Microsoft Lover", you are absolutly OK:

First Android do not invented the widget but is a Flag Ship funcionality very well exploted and implemented from the begining of Android..

Secodn, tiles are a perfect way to be uniformed, just one color, no 3D, no scrolling, no swiping, very well plain, and a few spaace to show content.

I no hate anything, but you hate all who do not like the WP8, I just wrote the true with "My Dumb Comment"..

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 11:21 2

60. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Lmao again you must live in your own world, your like the idroid of the android world

One color.....no color can be changed and 3d, your android icons are 3d now are they do they project themselves into your brain too....get a grip

I dont hate all who dont like wp8 as i dont put myself on one side unlike you who thinks everyone has to be on a team.....i do hate though idiots like yourself who comment crap with no basis or sense

Just stop commenting as its tragic how small your mind is

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 11:36

63. carlosechev07 (Posts: 39; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


There are many 3D Widgets running on Android: Youtube, Photo Gallery, Books, Movies and many others. All of them implements swiping, scrolling and shows a decent portion of information, not just a couple of words..

Acept yourselft.. "Tiles are a plain, basic and unicolor implementation of Android Widgets"..

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 11:46 2

66. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Seriously stop giving android credit for the widget, and live tiles are a step forward there clear optimised and refreshing. All you go on about is swiping and scrolling all you can do on wp8 plus that isn't real features,......scrolling is a basic necessity.

Your just another fan boy blindly slating something new, You give other android users a bad name.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 12:42 2

70. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Man, don't feed the troll '' carlosechev07 ''...he's gonna keep coming back to bash WP.

I'm glad MS came with WP, cause they're giving us something different, new and fresh. Innovation doesn't come without competion!!...Idk why it is so hard for people to understand that.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 13:02

71. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


''came up''

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 13:16

73. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


True should leave the troll to his sad little world

Exactly competition is what drives innovation, and god knows we need innovation. People seem to get into the mindset that what ever is they use is what there now apart of and all other OS's are labeled crap.......

IOS,android,wp8,bb,meego,firefox etc even the now unsupported symbian...theres room for more

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 13:07

72. carlosechev07 (Posts: 39; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


Yes you are ok again "WP Lover".. tiles are plain and refreshing, without "basic necessities" like scrolling.. Tiles don't needs to scroll internal content or swipe internal limited content..

Accept yourself, Tiles don't offers nothing new or innovative, just offers old features..!!

WP UI is very basic and plain. It's very well usable and have funny colors, but does not means that is the better in the market..

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 14:33

77. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


LmaO.....let the poll results speak..

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:58 1

40. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


wonder if kids corner is just more than for kids, you know, just a simple home screen for simple people to try out WP without having to sneak through your entire phone. I can't wait yo try it as my kids just love using my phone and also buying tons of apps without me knowing!!!!!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 10:02

42. erick01 (Posts: 19; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)


"iOS: tiranny; WP: democracy and iOS: anarchy" heard somewhere. Totally true.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 10:47 3

54. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


You mean Android: anarchy.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 11:22 1

61. shuaibhere (Posts: 1597; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


wp8 is little confusing with 3 size tiles........

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 11:36 2

64. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


WP's Modern UI is nice, but not for me. too un-useful IMO
not trolling, just stating an opinion, and if you think Android is cluttered, please visit mycolorscreen.com to see the true beauty of android.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 14:22

76. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


1st saw the iPhone 5, wanted one, THEN I saw One and it was.....boringggg. N it was soo light kinda felt like a toy in my hand *truth

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 07:12

83. T12RYK (Posts: 98; Member since: 10 Jun 2011)


I've had both a Windows Phone 7 and iPhone for about 2 years now, and although I really like the Live Tile interface, I still find myself using iOS 90% of the time and the main reason for that is because they have a better eco-system and notification system. I don't like having to scroll through a full screen of live tiles too see which app has the notification because I missed the banner whilst it was in my pocket.
If they had a notification shade like most other platforms then it would be much better, Live Tiles are a great idea but having to search through 50 just to see which one has a number '1' on it just reminds me of iOS before they revamped their notification system.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 10:36

84. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1101; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


The former metro tiles interface now known as Microsoft Modern UI MU is my term for it is a good developing interface. I have been using all 3 free Windows releases and like it but I think Microsoft is wrong in how they set it up fro desktop computers. IN the real world most people and Businesses do not have touch screen monitors these monitors are still expensive costing 100 dollars over the cost of a regular monitor a lot of businesses or individuals would not want rush out and buy touch screen monitors at that price point to use it on Windows 8. therefore the desktop mouse and keyboard interface are their only option. what windows 8 should have been programmed to do was to detect what type of monitor you had and if it detected a non touch screen monitor it would take the windows 8 Desktop/Laptop user directly to the windows 8 desktop and there would be icons for Modern UI apps and
Regular desktop programs right on the desktop for the computer user to access for use..
After a modern UI app is used the windows 8 program would take the computer user back to the desktop. If the Windows 8 OS detects you are using a touch screen monitor it would take you directly to the windows 8 modern UI start screen and windows 8 would operate as it is does today. I think Windows 8 would be accepted by everybody if it worked this way. Microsoft today is more or less forcing people to use the Modern UI start screen which many feel is best used on a tablet computer I can deal with Windows 8 as it is now but a lot of People can not. Microsoft I hope in Windows 9 will give people the choice to go Old desktop style if you do not have a touch screen monitor or Modern UI if you do have a touch screen monitor. Today a Person does not have that choice it always Modern UI start screen first. Microsoft will have problems because of this. Microsoft has good intentions but windows 8 will have it's haters I am not one of the Haters .

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 05:32

85. Miley_3d (Posts: 16; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


I Love Windows Phone 8 OS,Because It's best in the World.

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