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mcilvena
    @marc You've not tried Bittorrent Sync?
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      I'd happily pay $20+ for Super Mario Bros. on iOS or Android.
      mcilvena
        I wonder if anyone at Nintendo has done the maths on the comparative profitability of developing games for a single unpopular, unprofitable piece of hardware (Wii U) vs making games for all other platforms?
        mcilvena
          @marc The thing I'm enjoying most about Android, is that it feels like the early days of OS X, when user interface and user experience was consistent, and emphasis was placed on user interface efficiency. It feels like everything takes 1 less step.
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            @marc Is that what makes a great product? I feel like the App Store's already flooded with useless over designed apps. It wasn't long ago we were advocating a design philosophy of making the UI disappear; possibly that's an oxymoron, I guess we'll see.
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              @raj Yes. I really don't think too many people would get upset if Twitter decided to upgrade to 256.
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                @raj I bought a Nexus 7 for testing, not intending on using it a lot, and I loved it. So that was the catalyst/bridge for me to be able to transition.
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                  @raj I've been on Spotify for a long time and in terms of contacts/calendars I've been using Gmail and Google apps for years and so that works perfectly on Android (and haven't had any issue on Mac either).
                  mcilvena
                    @raj Hardware, efficiency (everything seems to take one less step, and it all adds up), consistency, usability, features, choice, fun, personalisation, etc. Notifications, background services, inter-app sharing. Maps, gmail, search, voice recognition... :)
                    mcilvena
                      @michaelobrien It's more like an Apple product than the iPhone and iOS 7
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                        @michaelobrien Metal uni body. Looks and feels much the same as MacBook.
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                          @raj I love it. The gains far outweigh the losses. I still use iOS regularly for development, etc, but it feels so clunky to me now. Can't see myself thinking about going back anytime soon. #veryhappy
                          mcilvena
                            I only said "I've switched from iOS to Android", I didn't mean for you to interpret that as "Your wife and children are ugly". Jeez, don't get so offended.
                            mcilvena
                              @chartier If only you'd got that message to Jony Ive sooner.
                              mcilvena
                                I'm all for giving software projects cool names, but when you search "how is mustache implemented in django", this doesn't really help me Google. — photos.app.net/6822778/1
                                chartier
                                  iOS 7 didn’t need a redesign or a new voice. It needs to help us work and play better. So far, I don’t see how parallax effects and line art achieve that.
                                  mcilvena
                                    @bjango Will iOS 7 influence your design style moving forward?
                                    mcilvena
                                      @bioselement If they did release OS X for any x86 hardware, I think the majority of existing Mac users would probably continue to buy Apple hardware.