Android OS Change Over Time Picture

Discussion in 'Android News' started by WenWM, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. WenWM

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    Android has really changed a lot since the first version was released over 3 years ago. The very first version of Android was 1.0 and was shipped out on the T-Mobile G1 with its 3.2 inch QVGA display. Today, the latest version of Android is being launched on a phone with qHD resolution and a 4.56 inch screen. This image really shows how Android has changed over time both in size and software. This image also compares it to the changes we've seen with the iPhone... the background is not black anymore.

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    Only took Apple 3 years to add the ability to change the homescreen wallpaper....What do you expect?:blink:
     
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    Definitely some changes from android 1.0 to now 2.3, and my latest device Honeycomb on my Xoom.

    Can't wait to get my hands on an ICS device, that's going to be a whole new welcomed experience
     
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    Apple seems to be going with the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" plan.
    Android seems to be going with the "lets keep innovating and improving" plan.

    I choose the latter option. DROID ftw dancedroid
     
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    Love this pic. So true.

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    Saw one blogger today talk about how ICS might have TOO much. LOL, thought I was the only one. Reading highlights from that demonstration I found myself thinking "seems like a lot to learn, and I'm a savvy, experienced user".

    All these shortcuts and gestures...All these things to save 1/10th of a second. I feel like maybe we're heading in a direction where they overcomplicate things in the interest of simplicity.
     
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    Android REALLY needed improvements UI wise. Stock android was functional, but not pretty.

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    What's so complicated ? It looks simple to me . It may look like a lot but after you learn and get used to the tricks it is pretty functional . I like how they did it , I like having options . It doesn't necessarily have to be intuitive to be efficient , we are not mindless algae like Apple make you belive , humans can learn . Like you learned that CTRL+V CTRL+P does the operation way faster than right clicking or Win+M minimizes all the windows without having to click on each one of them , you can learn a few gestures and shortcuts
     
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    I especially like the awsomeness of iOS5's brand new pulldown window!!! Oh wait, my dinc has had that innovation for 2 years I will let the wife keep her DUMB smartphone and I will upgrade to the next HTC powerhouse in a few weeks!

    Chris
     
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    Updated my IPad to IOS 5. First it said "back-up your apps"....So I took a little bit and figured that out, except one wouldn't back up. Tried again. Same story. Oh well, now how do I d/l the update? No clue. Unplug. Plug back in. Oh, there it is. 30 minutes later I'm good to go. Wait - where did all my music go?

    I'm not making this up. I have some nice apps, about the only thing I see that's good about the IPad.
     
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    My dad is now almost 65... over the past ten years, it never fails, at LEAST a couple of times a year I have to remind him of ctrl+c/x/v... and he still forgets. ;)
     
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    Don't forget CTRL+Z... my favorite!

    Oh an all the shortcuts in MS Office CTRL+b/u/i.. could i go click bold, underline, italicize? sure, but why when there is a keyboard shortcut =P haha...

    I think ICS is going in the right direction for sure!
     
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