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almost 6 years ago from Matthew Blode, Designer & Front-end Developer

  • Michael Mladek, almost 6 years ago

    Personally, I really like the phones designs. While Apple & Samsung headed more in a flashy-luxurious-racecar direction, this one seems more clean, Scandinavian and like a practical, soft tool. But sadly Android (and the whole Material-UI) is a downer for me. Give that phone 3 weeks and it is filled with garbage-apps, full caches, adverts and other 3rd-party-stuff. Simplicity should also be found in your OS. And as long as Google as well as Microsoft don't make big steps towards better OS'es, I stay a prisoner of the worse hardware-stuff by Apple :/

    15 points
    • perfume lperfume l, almost 6 years ago

      It depends on users I guess? I doubt that people who geeky enough to buy the Pixel 2 is the same people that installed garbage RAM Booster app or cluttered their homescreen with resources hogging widget. These are people that obsessed with lightweight ultra-pure Google/Android experience without any bloatware. They knows what they doing to their phone.

      15 points
    • Mikael StaerMikael Staer, almost 6 years ago

      That is a very odd comment. I switched to Android 2 years ago with a OnePlus X. Have yet to experience "garbage-apps, full caches, adverts and other 3rd-party-stuff."

      Garbage apps and the like are often placed there by manufacturers, like Sony and Samsung, trying to push branded apps on users instead of using the default ones.

      Material Design is wonderful I think, and it's interesting to note that iOS 11 has clearly borrowed many new elements from it.

      10 points
      • Agni MurthyAgni Murthy, almost 6 years ago

        OnePlus is a great example of a manufacturer that has a modified version of Android that doesn't suck. Samsung, on the other hand...

        0 points
    • Crampa ...Crampa ..., almost 6 years ago

      Your post has reminded me why I stopped visiting Designer News. It's the Apple fanboy site.

      0 points