Windows Phone 7 UI vs Android


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  1. Light Speed1

    Light Speed1 Banned This Topic's Starter

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    If you have more UI pics, dont hesitate to post

    Windows Phone 7 UI:
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    Android UI:
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    The Windows Phone 7 UI has thought put into it.
    The android 3rd party devs do not focus on design. They do not care about the end user experience because the marketplace has no restrictions. Google just doesnt care about the end user experience, which is why you end up with a grid of static, uninformative icons on your homepage, and apps like the one pictured above.
     

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    conor.in Well-Known Member

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    That's a rather harsh assessment, I think.

    I will agree with you that WP7 has a beautiful interface. I think it is hands down the most eye-friendly on the market.

    I take issue with your statement that 3rd party developers and Google do not care about end user experience. Although Android and its applications are not as pretty as WP7, there are plenty of people dedicated to making things look good. Android's UI is focused on simplicity, ease-of-use, and clean design, whereas WP7 goes after the same ideas while adding an element of stylistic intrigue.

    It's all about priorities, and wow-factor was not Google's.
     
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    if we want to talk about google's priorities, they are an advertising company and have a legal duty to their shareholders to increase ad revenue at all costs. They just view android as a platform to increase advertising, not as a quality experience for the user.
     
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    They're not going to neglect the UI totally, either. In order to be successful, it needs to work and be appealing to the user.
     
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    Some Android home launchers look nice, for example: HTC Sense.
     
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    I love how you compare a games "app" or part of the UI to a task-killer app, and a third party one at that.

    Here's a few screens from MY Android, lol. Starting with the included task manager.
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    Looks like all my apps look pretty darn good together.
     
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    Light Speed1 Banned This Topic's Starter

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    lol

    your designs are ok. i never liked the whole idea of widgets, i think the live tiles idea is much better in wp7.

    but the point there is much more to a ui than your customized theme. like transitions, camera app interface, etc.

    plus, most android users will not customize their phone. so if you have pics of stock android to post, that would be more beneficial.
     
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    Good one, that will teach him. =.=
     
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    Light Speed1 Banned This Topic's Starter

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    i cant find pics of android's stock media player, if you guys have it, we can compare it to the zune and see which one wins.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Martimus One bite at a time... Moderator

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    I hope you realize that your statement could quite easily also be adapted to Microsoft. The CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, has a responsibility to insure that the Board of Directors at Microsoft make lots of dividends. Remember the Chairman of the Board is one of the richest men in the world... and much of his money came from Microsoft.
     
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    HTC Sense Music player:

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    Samsung Touchwiz 3.0 Music player:

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    S-Class Music Player:
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    Stock Music Player:
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    so which one in your opinion wins kirby for music player UI, wp7 or android?
     
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    Honestly only HTC Sense and Samsung's Touchwiz Music player gets my vote, I've never seen the now playing screen of Windows Phone 7.
     
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    You sure do a lot of assuming that Android users won't or don't want to customize, seeing as how there are tons of people out there who download apps to do so every day.

    That aside, the Camera App interface on my Mesmerize is pretty darned good, resembles to iOS camera interface, but has a lot more options.

    Here is the stock camera
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    And stock launcher:
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    The Music player and Task Manager displayed in my first screen are stock too.





    So posting on the Android forums and making the OS look bad is ok, but I get mocked for legitimately defending it? Right. What a joke.
     
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    lol
     
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    Lol you got me wrong, I mean I agree with you.
     
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    Looks like Windows 7 music player is pretty kick ass, but that's expected coming from a company that's been putting out an mp3 player that looks exactly like that for a few years now.
     
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    Haha, k. I need to go to bed lol.

    Night all, happy OS debating!

    (Sorry for double post. Tired. Bed. Lol)
     
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    you can pin radio stations and even youtube videos as "tiles" to the front of the zune hub or even the homescreen.
     
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    Lol, I'm done arguing, but just for the sake of being the devil's advocate, can I change the color of my tiles on the hub? And the titles? And the image they display? Lol.

    All in all, I'm done defending this platform against Windows 7 Phone. I'm confident that Android will keep growing and keep gaining popularity, as it has an infinite number of possibilities. It's only a matter of time before a custom ROM comes out that gains enough popularity to be adopted into an official version of the OS. Development of this platform won't ever stop because "tinkerers" like myself will always find ways to improve it, where as I won't even want to think about what I'd have to do to change something about iOS or WP7.
     
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    you can change the color of the tiles but only to the pre-designated choices it has. doubt you can change the titles but not sure why you would want to. the images they display change on thier own. like zune changes to the last artist you listen to, etc. the others cant change. developers can obviously choose if they want to make their app have a live tile, and there are multiple different types of live tiles. it gets a little complicated, but for what your asking, i think the answer is no, the user cant change the image of a tile. dont see the point.

    "It's only a matter of time before a custom ROM comes out that gains enough popularity to be adopted into an official version of the OS."

    haha sorry but thats just wishful thinking. lets be honest, that goes against the whole point of open source. android will continue to split itself, this was a huge problem for windows mobile.
     
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    Custom ROM does not go against the whole point of open source, and most Android phones on the market now runs Android 2.1 and 2.2 so I don't see that's a problem, while Windows Mobile failed because IT LAGS A LOT OF TIMES FOR GODS SAKE!
     
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    "most Android phones on the market now runs Android 2.1 and 2.2"

    lol, 2.1 and 2.2 are different versions. so what you just said is that most android phones are still fragmented
     
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