Featured Articles

Apple iPad Air 2 costs $275 to build

Apple iPad Air 2 costs $275 to build

IHS has told Recode that the Apple iPad Air 2 16GB Wifi costs only $275 to build -- not bad…

More...
LG sells 16.8 million smartphones in Q3 14

LG sells 16.8 million smartphones in Q3 14

As Samsung is losing market share, another Korean company, which many had written off, is gaining.

More...
LG G Watch R EU price set at €299

LG G Watch R EU price set at €299

LG G Watch R is probably the best looking Android Wear device on the market and many have been waiting for…

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 08 April 2013 09:00

Facebook’s mobile home page is Windows in drag

Written by Nick Farrell



Straight from Redmond in 2011

Mark Zuckerberg's launch of Facebook Home has been marred by the fact that the app looks a little too close to what Microsoft as putting together in 2011.

Microsoft's forthright head of PR, Frank X. Shaw wrote on the company’s bog that when he tuned into the coverage of the Facebook Home event he had to check my calendar a few times. Not to see if it was still April Fools' Day, but to see if it was somehow still 2011. The entire presentation from Zuckerberg resembled the exact strategy of Windows Phone in 2011, he said.

Microsoft had already thought about starting with people on your home screen icons and the company's engineers had even thought that it would be wizard wheeze if you could tap your own face to check into your mobile world.

Shaw wrote: "While we applaud Facebook for working to give some Android owners a taste of what a 'people-centric' phone can be like, we'd humbly like to suggest that you get the real thing, and simply upgrade to a Windows Phone."

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments