So today Microsoft officially announced the newest version of their mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7 Series, and I have to say I am VERY impressed with the initial details. The user interface is reminiscent of Windows Media Center and XBOX which I have loved using over the years. The key element I like is that the user interaction is all about flow instead of launching little applications — something that makes the iPhone messy when you have a lot of apps installed.
My feeling is that if Microsoft can control the hardware quality, Apple will have a true contender to compete with which is great for the industry. As for where I think Andriod fits in… it feels like Windows CE from 10 years ago.
Pretty exciting for Microsoft and great job to all the teams involved! I can’t wait to use and develop for this platform too!
Check out the links below for some great photos and videos of the interface in action:
– Windows Phone 7 Series
– Announcing Windows Phone 7 Series