First look at some of the screenshots from the link below: http://content.zdnet.com/2346-11470_22-188303-5.html
Let’s first make allowances for the following:
1. I work for Microsoft and will by definition criticise anything-Google.
2. ….. well, there is no point number two, but I know most of you will be just repeating point one constantly instead of really giving me reasons to like the Android UI.
Good heavens! After all that hype and after all the criticism I dished out to WiMo, I was expecting something more! I admit this may just be a prototype, but after the iPhone, I was expecting something a lot cooler.
The UI is just a been-there-done-that kinda thing. No fancy scrolling, or multitouch, or stuff like that. Some stuff I find on my Pocket PC at the bottom is at the top. Some stuff I find at the top on my PPC is sometimes at the top. But apart from that, I saw all the same options I’m used to seeing.
Sarcastic as I may be, an idiot I am not. One thing conspicously missing from the screenshots is even the slightest hint of the browser/web interface – the real killer everyone is expecting from the device. So perhaps, I may be a bit premature in my criticism, and perhaps the best of Android is yet to come……