August 11, 2013 - 17:12

Android Desktop Concept


Going a completely different way than competition and making Android finally attractive for tablets

What an Android window interface could look like
Why not building an Android desktop, thus making the OS finally much more attractive for tablets?

At first this does not only seem to be a very extensive and ambitious idea, but also a strange one, as competition is currently moving away from the desktop, and as Google already has chrome OS for this kind of things. But I think the desktop is sometimes just superior, and full-screen applications won’t last forever. And in the meantime Microsoft just fails in making the Windows desktop finally touch-friendly (i'm talking about the real desktop and not about the metro applications, which can be placed side by side).

The concept photo shows an example of how such a desktop could be implemented. The desktop UI is placed above the homescreen, so that you can get there by simply swiping down.

To make the windows as simple as possible, all interactions, such as minimizing or closing, are implemented within the task bar (swiping the icons up, down, left or right). And as many Android applications are already pretty good in adapting to different screen sizes, they are probably also already well-prepared for working in windows. The idea is that ANY application can be opened in a window, and not only special ones - though developers can of course optimize their apps for the desktop.

So what’s your opinion about this? Is there really a need for a desktop interface in Android? Is there any need for desktop interfaces at all? What do you think about the concept picture?

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August 11, 2013 - 17:12

Android Desktop Concept

Going a completely different way than competition and making Android finally attractive for tablets

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