08/14/2013, 03:44 AM
even condensed, that's a pretty wordy snicker.
Originally Posted by dignitary
and if i'm interpreting your snicker correctly, it sounds like you're implying that the Android "user experience" is comparable to the webOS "user experience", so you don't understand why myself or anyone else would "complain"????
really?? you're suggesting that navigating Android is as simple and fluid as webOS? and why - because some guy worked for both companies? - developing "from the ground up"? - like all by himself?? well that sounds kinda magical. Is that like, Jeannie-magic with arms crossed and a head-nod; or Samantha-magic with the nose twitch? or am i way off-base and it's more like a Santa's elves kinda thing?
ok, just making sure everyone gets their chance for snickering.
i don't know why your posts are so often contrary to the majority of opinions I read at this forum. You sound like a guy insisting on cheering Ford at a Chevy Forum.
Are you familiar with the Pontiac GTO? It's one of the most popular and valuable muscle cars ever produced. Its success is primarily credited to John DeLorean. Did he design, it, build it, etc? heck no. But he was in the right position to get the credit for "developing" it. And even if he HAD done all the work solely himself, well 20 years later when he developed his own car with his own name on it -- do you remember what a great car that was? Gull-wing doors, a Renault engine, and any color you want as long as it's no color at all??? Yeah, he went on to produce greatness! NO wonder they used it to make a time machine!
anyone here who's used webOS long enough to still be on this site, IS WELL AWARE of the difference in ease of use over Android. it's why we're here!
and the end result of that difference is that webOS features form a foundation which the user can rely upon and/or fall back to. That's why users so often describe it as "comfortable" or "intuitive". That's what makes the phone "smart"; i.e. smarter than US, making us feel smarter by using it.
IF Mr. Duarte was having such a great impact on making Android more like webOS, for starters there wouldn't be an icon for email separate from the icon for gmail. The 'upswipe' gesture from the bottom of the tablet would be what CLOSES an open app, NOT what opens a google search window. And as far as i can tell, there is no gesture to close an open app. you have to first tap the right hand button to go to the list of open apps (yes the list of apps you didn't realize were still open), scroll to the one you want, then swipe it to the right. Reassigning all the gestures WE know as other functions isn't really "bringing the webOS experience".
MY experience so far with Android on this Nexus 7, is that it seems to have a myriad of ways to do the same thing, and it's quite ambiguous what does what. So users have to select and configure which way you're going to access things. No wonder I couldn't tell how to do things from one friend's phone to another.
Currently this thing has pages of "widgets"; i don't even know what they're for yet. They all seem redundant so i haven't bothered with them. Then there's the inconsistency among apps. the gestures are inconsistent, the controls available are inconsistent. All of which makes the new user's mind conjure questions of How do I this; how do I that? The device is not making me think it's "smart"; in fact it's making me feel stupider.
I get it. you're the guy that likes to be "the devil's advocate", or the "troll" or whatever they call it online now. OK; so you don't like people voicing their preference for webOS.
And i heard your POV the last time you bothered to respond to one of my posts. But your message isn't making any sense - not to me anyway; because reality is that if what i was describing WASN'T true, this site wouldn't still have so many participants, let alone new ones, daily.
I'm not continuing to use webOS just to be part of some cult. I use it because i like it, and I like it for a reason; it's not just a personal preference. It's the same reason everyone here likes it: it's actually well-designed. So when Duarte (or whomever) improves Android enough that someone can start using it and a few days later describe it as "comfortable" and "intuitive", (not "frustrating" and "confusing") THEN you may have something worth speaking up to retort with a "snicker".