Posted Feb 20, 2013 7:36 UTC (Wed) by man_ls
In reply to: Convergence
Parent article: Ubuntu for phone to be previewed February 21
What you say is true about the infrastructure, but not true about the user interface (which was my point really). Having one kernel for different operating systems is great, but what works for small devices is not necessarily going to work on large screens.
Note the "necessarily". Apple has indeed copied elements from iOS to Mac OS X, e.g. some iPhone/iPad gestures work on the trackpad. But the bulk of the design is kept separately, unlike with Windows 8 where convergence is what is supposed to guide design. Or for the other platforms mentioned. Madness.
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