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willbrawn's avatar

What do you think of the Google Android interface?

Asked by willbrawn (6609points) May 31st, 2008

I especially like the compass feature on google streets viewing. And i think this willl be a good competitor for apple.
Check out this link to see the video

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/05/31/googles_android_demo_shows_app_store_tweaks_iphone_formulas.html

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iamatypeofwalrus's avatar

I thought the favourites bar at the bottom is strikingly similar to the iphone’s, but that may be because the iphone is such a good design that something is bound to be copied.

I’m hopeful for it. Cell phone companies have no clue how to develop an OS. I wish companies would stick to what they are good at. Plus, open source is always good.

Maverick's avatar

its pretty much just an iPhone ripoff (but not as good), so in that regard I was deeply disappointed. The built in compass is a pretty good idea, but I thought the street view is nothing more than a gimmick. It doesn’t really compare the the Google Earth demo on the iPhone anyway.

Regardless, Android is not a blow against Apple as much as it is Windows Moblie, Symbian, etc. It should be the final nail in the coffin for those devices (thank gawd).

wizard's avatar

iPhone = Better.

waterskier2007's avatar

i like the design of the Andrioid, but having an iPhone I know i could never give it up. and i do think that the android is slightly a copy of the iPhone and i dont think there will ever be an “iPhone killer”

SecondHandStoke's avatar

Apple has a knack for making interface innovations so subtle you might not even notice.

iPhone width is restricted by length of the typical thumb for example.

This quietly insures practical one-handed operation.

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