Posted Feb 20, 2013 17:24 UTC (Wed) by khim
In reply to: Interface 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).
It's true for user interface, too. Small, piecemeal changes (similar controls, changes in scroll direction in Mac OS X Lion, etc), but they are there. They sure as hell do shot for the convergence, but they know it's few years away and they know they should not rush. Google does the same: it started with port of Chrome to Android, but now it slowly harmonizes look and feel, too.
Having one kernel for different operating systems is great, but what works for small devices is not necessarily going to work on large screens.
Sure, but why do you distinguish between "small devices" and "large screens"? These things can be combined (think Google Glass or even padfone). It makes no sense to rush and try to create interface which is basically unusable with today's hardware (big Micorosoft's mistake) but convergence is happening - it's just goes slow.
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