- 12-28-2012, 09:28 AM #51
No company has apps that work on both their desktop and mobile OS natively. Your ignorance of such is appalling and as a result your viewpoints matter little.
- 12-28-2012, 09:57 AM #52
God I love it when people fling insults and wind up totally misunderstanding what was talked about. How embarrassing for you.
- 12-28-2012, 10:02 AM #53
- 12-28-2012, 10:14 AM #54
- 12-28-2012, 10:16 AM #55
Yesterday I was teaching a few new Surface owner's how to get the most out of the tablet. One of them said exactly what I think MS is going for... she said, "I think I'm going to get a WP8 so that all my devices are the same interface. I'm too old to learn different interfaces for everything." She also wants to get an AIO with Windows 8 at home. I think that's one of the strengths of the new platform. Non tech users would like to have similar interfaces, from tablet to phone to computer. It's an experiment, but one that could win people over in the long run.
- 12-28-2012, 10:57 AM #62
I didn't mouth off immaturely like you are. Furthermore I didn't make statements that ended up making ME look ignorant such as "lolol noob, no the desktop windows doesn't work on the phone you noob" only to find out afterwards that nobody said anything about desktop windows 8. Ah but yes, I'm the ignorant one.
You are an amusing little fella.
- 12-28-2012, 11:29 AM #63
No one is saying that you're running a desktop OS on a small phone - however the interface (the design) is very similar. If I have a live-tile app, the look and feel of the app on Surface, Windows 8 PC, and Windows Phone 8 are nearly identical. And by syncing many settings between devices, changes made to one device will reflect on the others. That is what may win people over - that feeling of uniformity. As I said - it's an experiment. If it works, it could change the industry. If it fails, it fails. However, notice that no one has said anything about Microsoft copying anything from other companies. That's quite difficult to pull off in this age of patents. Design an interface that does not use any design elements from iOS or Android - but still be functional and give users the ability to customize their experience. Every iPhone and iPad I've seen looks exactly like the next (aside from the background). Not so with WP8 or Surface. Another win for Android in this area as well - the customization of the experience on Android is outstanding. One GS3 does not look identical to the next one.
- 12-28-2012, 04:55 PM #66
Most apps available on any tablet in any ecosystem (even the majority of these early windows store apps) are weak attempts at emulating something that is in general easier/faster to accomplish on a desktop or laptop computer, the difference that makes them relevant? Convenience. Microsoft did bring something more than weak emulation to the table with the office products that are INCLUDED with the Surface RT at the same price point as the iPad. They set a new bar, and I for one expect that after some development time is allowed, there will be many more developers bringing big ticket programs to the Surface RT. It is capable hardware and the underpinnings improve month over month.
- 12-29-2012, 03:45 AM #68
I never thought for a minute that my point of view woud be popular but the sad over sensitivity about 4 of you have in regards to an electronic device isn't on my "care" list. Don't like it? Don't read it. Ignore me. You have the ability to choose either option. Nobody's FORCING you to get all upset. If you can't control your emotions that's hardly my responsibility.
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