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ATIV S Revealed As Samsung's First Windows Phone 8 Device

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Top message:  Insanely Ugly by bluecoyote   Aug 29, 2012, 12:37 PM

Replying to:  Re: I wouldn't call it "Insanely Ugly" by Magnagarde   Aug 29, 2012, 4:07 PM

Re: I wouldn't call it "Insanely Ugly"

by Vmac39    Aug 29, 2012, 11:42 PM

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Depends on what you consider boring. If you need to have animated pictures as your wallpaper or a Mickey Mouse clock on your home screen, then yeah, WP would be boring to you. However, I'm not sure how WP8 will be, in regards to customizing. What has been shown so far is just the out of the box look.

From my understanding, WP8 will lift some of the restrictions that has hindered serious customizing the tiles or home screen. Some developers had the right idea about being able to use a picture to customize your home screen but, were limited to the functions that could be used in the tiles themselves. If MS allows devs or consumers to be able to customize tiles, that will be a welcomed edition. Also, some people want folder options but, I see the new tile resizing option as a viable option to tiles and still be able to maintain the metro theme.

Folders are useful but, boring. What would be the point of having live tiles, if you're just going to hide them in a folder?

I believe this is why MS never put that option in. It would simply make their OS look like everyone else and that would be pointless.

What's funny is, if MS had gone the path of looking and acting like everyone else, they would have been accused of just being a follower and not able to come up with anything of their own. The Android and Apple mindset has really has tainted some people's thoughts on anything different. If it doesn't look or play like Android or iPhone, it isn't good.

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