- 09-08-2012, 01:15 AM #1
Hey guys I saw this render and it has the giant clock on top. Which tones of people love. like what is on HTC sense. Do you think this is a good solution?
It's using the HTC sense like UI but it's looks like Wp8 without the lag of the android HTC sense. I think this a good solution. Samsung should do this but make it look like stock wp8. This is how to make everybody happy. use a wp8 like UI with their touchwiz or sense skin but make it look exactly like stock wp8 without the lag. without making the OEMs and consumer happy. These features will likely find the difference between other Wps
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- 09-08-2012, 01:19 AM #2Windows phone 8. Born in the year of our lord twenty twelve
- 09-08-2012, 01:26 AM #3
09-08-2012, 01:27 AM #4
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That's not a skin, that's just a double-wide live tile for the HTC Hub. I think it's an effective way of giving the phone a "skin-like" feel without the inevitable lag that comes from an OEM modifying an OS...particularly for HTC[/edit] whose signature look is a giant clock up top. Kind of makes you wonder why they didn't always do the HTC Hub live tile this way (in WP7 the HTC Hub's live tile is a weather app with no clock, and the app itself contains weather and stocks and an RSS reader).
Last edited by Mitlov; 09-08-2012 at 01:33 AM. Reason: brain fartLoyal first and foremost to a carrier (US Cellular). Open to either a Lumia 820, or an HTC 8X, or an Ativ S.
- 09-08-2012, 01:32 AM #5
09-08-2012, 07:41 AM #6
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I've wondered for a long time now why the HTC Hub tile didn't function the way this render depicts. It could use a front as pictured, a back for some user-chosen function (weather, news, whatever), and with WP8 it could be resized to normal or small and display an Analog version of the clock. Seems perfectly reasonable to me.
It would follow the rules and spirit of the metro design philosophy AND still give HTC Users the customization options they've had from Sense.
- 09-08-2012, 09:31 AM #8
I like it. Manufacturers need a way to visually differentiate themselves, not just by their hardware. Like GoodThings said, this follows the metro---err, I mean Modern UI--- principles and it sets the phone apart from others.
- 09-08-2012, 05:08 PM #10
09-08-2012, 06:42 PM #12Loyal first and foremost to a carrier (US Cellular). Open to either a Lumia 820, or an HTC 8X, or an Ativ S.
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- 09-08-2012, 07:58 PM #15
I've always found clock widgets when the clock is elsewhere on the screen to be redundant, but a lot of people seem to like it, and if it allows OEMs to differentiate a bit, what's the harm? It's not like all OEMs can differentiate by pouring money into hardware specific to Windows Phone as Nokia can/has to. Another thing to note us that the OEM skins on Android have been getting less intrusive, so it's not like the idea of whittling down the things that make their experiences distinct is new to them at this point.