Have to say the whole customisable thing has always baffled me a little. Yes, sometimes I change the background picture on my iPhone, but if I couldn't, I don't think I'd really miss that ability - I don't think I have in over a year. I'm sure others feel differently, but I do wonder how many people in the world actually care about things like that - certainly the only people I know who say anything about how they prefer to customise their phone's look seem to be Android users, in which case they've clearly chosen the right phone for them.
But as has been noted, most Android users I know have the default layout - clock, weather etc.
What you're mentioning will not be used by 99.9% of phone users. If I've bought an Android phone, why would I want it to look like a Windows phone or iPhone? It's daft, at least for me.
You are missing the point. With some of the launchers you can make it look very stock android, have resizable icons, higher density of icons, customizable icon images, change almost everything about the UI in any way you like (why I mentioned the 2 clones).
One (major to some people) problem with W8 is a lack of wallpaper and what if I don't want square 2d blocks?
Its hardly the end of the world i won't be able to make a W8 phone look like an Android phone or maybe move things around as much, most people i know with Android haven't done a thing to there phone apart from change the background photo
Just like with iPhones then!
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I agree. I had the same photo for about 4 years. Now it will be changed intermittently as my boy grows up. But otherwise I really don't care how big my icons are (ooh-er) or how many dimensions they exist in.
Ok i will agree down the line Windows phones will fall into the same trap of the iPhone / touch and iPad and that will be things will look the same for many years to come, a bit like the Sony media cross bar they have been now using for the last few years.
I guess its hard to make something better but yet keep the simplicity of an iOS that everyone can use which is far more important than making things to complicated is scares people away, we have to remember the amount of people that don't have no idea when it comes to tech. You want people to come back to you'r products
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