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#1 ~{/^OoMoO^\}~

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 08:38 PM

Microsoft has revealed some early concepts of Metro UI to show how it evolved Windows Mobile to the flat tiled interface in Windows Phone 7.

 

Some of the early designs were clearly inspired by Windows Media Center, an application for media and TV in Windows, and Microsoft's Zune media player. A brief video shows the progression to a more modern look with the first concepts behind Microsoft's Live Tiles that are now being used to power Windows 8 and the Xbox One.

 

 

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#2 D7777

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:06 PM

Zune had the sickest UI at that time.



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 03:17 PM

I'm actually a huge fan of Metro in it's current form, especially the Windows Phone incarnation of it. Outlook.com, Office, and Windows 8 have applied Metro differently, but my favorite is still the Windows Phone implementation. The animations, panoramas, the pitch black background that surfaces your content, they all look beautiful, they contribute towards the user experience, and everything...just makes sense.

 

Zune was great, I don't know why people make fun of it, it had such a great UI that was ahead of its time with a great service that was also ahead of its time. Zune didn't have to die at all. Alas, Microsoft was in a saturated market filled with consumer apathy that bought into iPod+iTunes.

 

The current state of Xbox Music is pretty pathetic. The stupid thing is that Xbox Music is only available on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Yeah, that is not going to help get the service anywhere further than Zune did. If Microsoft was serious about competing, they would release a app for Windows 7, iOS and Android, take on Spotify, iTunes, and Google Music head-on. Seriously. Microsoft needs to wake up their idea here.



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 06:00 AM

I'm actually a huge fan of Metro in it's current form, especially the Windows Phone incarnation of it. Outlook.com, Office, and Windows 8 have applied Metro differently, but my favorite is still the Windows Phone implementation. The animations, panoramas, the pitch black background that surfaces your content, they all look beautiful, they contribute towards the user experience, and everything...just makes sense.

 

Zune was great, I don't know why people make fun of it, it had such a great UI that was ahead of its time with a great service that was also ahead of its time. Zune didn't have to die at all. Alas, Microsoft was in a saturated market filled with consumer apathy that bought into iPod+iTunes.

 

The current state of Xbox Music is pretty pathetic. The stupid thing is that Xbox Music is only available on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Yeah, that is not going to help get the service anywhere further than Zune did. If Microsoft was serious about competing, they would release a app for Windows 7, iOS and Android, take on Spotify, iTunes, and Google Music head-on. Seriously. Microsoft needs to wake up their idea here.

Agree Microsoft should learn from Google. Google apps are also on iOS.



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