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#1 mastercoms

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:12

Well gee Google announced a lot of new stuff. I wonder how Microsoft is going to copy them. Oh wait...

 

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I'm glad Google beat Microsoft to all this new emerging technology.




#2 vetKudos

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 11:30

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#3 Yazoo

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 11:33

OMG my eyes I'm blind



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 11:34

 

AOL should sue both Microsoft and Google for stealing their design. AOL probably wouldn't win, but at least people would learn that they still exist!



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 11:42

 

Good one...

 

All this who copied who bitching and moaning going on is getting old.  You claim so and so copied so and so, and someone can provide info that it was done way before. 



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 11:43

At least Google's has shading and is not high contrast.

 

But I'm not a fan of over-simplification of a UI and all eye candy over function.



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 11:46

I'm glad Google beat Microsoft to all this new emerging technology.

 

Does MS have a smartwatch?  Does MS have Glasses?  Does MS have a smart car?  Need I go on?  Google beat MS to a lot of things as well as MS beat Google.  And it takes one company with the power to push a design or tech forward.  This is what MS is doing and how the industry works.  MS has the user base to make things standard and push these forward.  People will adapt to tiles....just not as quick as MS hoped.

 

As far as people saying "Well tiles are accepted everywhere else but Windows, well...MS really shoved the tiles down people's throats and gave them little options. Why MS is making changes to the OS.  And displaying movies in a rectangular format showing the box art, well that is nothing new either and NOT tiles period.  Netflix has been displaying their movies on their site like this for years.  And TVs and DVD players have been displaying things in squares for years as well. 

 

And all a tile/square is an enlarged interactive icon really.



#8 DoctorD

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 11:58

Does MS have a smartwatch?    Does MS have a smart car?  Need I go on? 

 

Uhhhh, yeah they actually had a smart watch years back.  My Mustang has Microsoft software in it as well as any of the millions and millions of Fords on the road for the last 6 to 7 years..... lol 1 Smart car...... 



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 12:00

iirc MS buy tons of AOL patents about the time Microsoft release the Win 8.0,

rumors have it that it was that aol-kid picture that helps smoothen the deals because at that time Microsoft hastily need to bury AOL capability to sue for look-and-feel infringement.



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 12:03

My Mustang has Microsoft software in it as well as any of the millions and millions of Fords on the road for the last 6 to 7 years..... lol 1 Smart car...... 

 

Software in a car does not make it a smart car.  Lots of other things that go in to it.



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 12:09

Uhhhh, yeah they actually had a smart watch years back.  My Mustang has Microsoft software in it as well as any of the millions and millions of Fords on the road for the last 6 to 7 years..... lol 1 Smart car...... 

 

Ms Sync is crap, you'd be better off with Symbian instead, this is also why so many manufacturers jumped on the Android Car as fast as they did, the alternatives were not worth it 



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 12:25

So, does Android for the car run on Blackberry's real time os as well?



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 12:32

Microsoft saw this coming...



#14 DoctorD

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 12:37

techbeck, on 26 Jun 2014 - 08:03, said:

Software in a car does not make it a smart car.  Lots of other things that go in to it.

I completely understand that it doesn't make it a smart car,  Microsoft's software however exists in millions of cars on the road today (as buggy as it can be to some).   Google's prototype micro car isn't something that one can go out and buy, and even if you could....Why?

 

To go back to the original post and the tiles it is akin to the South Park episode, where the kid keeps telling Butters "Simpsons Did it".  At this stage of tech development ideas are continually rehashed hence the constant patent fights and someone probably already did it many years ago.



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 13:14

The resemblance is so striking. Especially the live tiles with notifications wow.


Software in a car does not make it a smart car.  Lots of other things that go in to it.

Read the features listed on this page, along with the feature videos. Tell me if it sounds smart to you.

http://www.microsoft...tomotive-7.aspx





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