Will Android Get Flat iOS7 Look? – Probable!
For all the battles we hear about between Apple vs. Google and Google vs. Apple, they sure do copy each other enough to where there should just be a truce. Do people really even care? Sure, you get the people who call everyone who supports apple a fanboy. (It’s comical to read the hate comments on YouTube.) Then on the other hand, you have the die hard Android ONLY fans. Android really has grown so much since starting with the HTC Dream…
The AndroidOS has really stepped up to the plate to be more than just a contender against iOS. This week, we learned from CNET that if the iPhone wouldn’t have been there to put up it’s dukes in a bout for global domination, the androidOS was not envisioned to support touchscreen technology! (Can you imagine having a smartphone in 2014 that still worked like and old school sidekick?!?) When reading things like this, no matter who you like more Android or iOS, it’s a sure fire way to give you that happy feeling. While these two tech giants battle it out, we will get what we want out of both respective platforms. If you can’t do something natively on iOS, there are usually some tweaks on Cydia, the biggest jailbreak app store, that will free your iOS device from Apple’s tight quality CONTROL hold. I do find it interesting, however, that no matter who you are rooting for, it is inevitable that both contenders will copy each other at some point. We learned, this week, that Google’s Android will be releasing a flat UI look that’s similar to that of iOS7 in the coming weeks. Our friends over at Android Police have gotten their hands on some proof, and here is what it looks so far:
What do you think of the flat looking UI? We think it’s more of a fad than a long term look and feel. It’s just okay looking. I have heard some people complain that the flat UI’s look like something out of a kindergarten tablet app for children, while some minimalists like the cleanliness and simplicity of the look. Where do you stand in that mix? We would love to hear your thoughts. While this could change slightly, the signs point to it being a sure thing. Regardless, we might as well get used to the 2 platforms having similarities and even make some room for Windows Mobile OS, which has been making some waves lately in the mobile pool with their new Siri and Google Now feature called Cortana. While it is clear to see that Microsoft had fallen behind in the race to get people carrying devices with their platform, they might be battered and bruised, but they’re still in the fight. We believe the long term of their platform will keep them in the fight for quite sometime, unlike Blackberry (RIP)! If history repeats itself, then we will see Microsoft rise to the Surface (pun intended), and just like we saw in the Desktop Computing era where we had Windows, Mac or Chromebook as an option, we will choose from Android, Apple or WindowsOS. This week, the windows mobile platform brought support of Apple’s passbook to their mobile platform, which is a huge step in the right direction! It even further drives our point home that in the mobile space, all the platforms will have interchangeable looks and features. One thing it would be nice to see is some more device manufacturers supporting the Windows Mobile platform; that alone would probably help push them further into some more emerging markets. Would you carry a windows device if it was made by Samsung and looked like the S5 in form factor? These are interesting times as we see everything developing in the mobile world. Leave your thoughts below!