09/01/2010, 11:42 PM
I kinda agree with this. I actually was having a conversation with 2 of my friends the other day about our phones (they have android, i have webos).
Originally Posted by barkerja
They asked a few things like about widgets and customizing, and i basically said no there arent any widgets of customizable homescreens....because the cards are what go in there and it seemed like they were kinda put off by the idea. And part of me does understand why. The multiple homescreens with customizable widgets is kind of a genius idea. Give the user control, give the user options. like my friend had a sports homescreen (had tickers with scores along with shortcuts to apps that had to do with sports), had a social networking homescreen - at a glance he could see facebook, twitter info. had a screen for weather, at a glance saw the next 5 days forecast, etc.
-and yes, you can keep cards open and all, but idk its just kinda different.
The widgets give "at a glance" availability and thats what alot of users are turned on to android by.
Android is proof that you dont really need a "slick and slender" and pretty UI to compete in the smartphone market. I know alot of ppl would think otherwise but hey, if its such a put off, why is android growing at a huge rate?
These are a few things that are making my android vs webos decision hard. It will be made when webos/new hardware come out.
everyones excited for a new palm device.....i hope sprint carries it.....i for one will not change to another carrier and if they do not release it on sprint then i guess android will be an easy choice.
Just some food for thought.