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Have a look at the above two screenshots. No, you are mistaken, this is not from your Symbian Belle device which is running some theme. This is how iOS 7 UI and multitasking view looks like. It is so familiar with what we have on our fav Symbian Belle devices that, you can be forgiven for being mistaken.

Not only this, if you take a look at other new tweaks in UI and flatter, colorful and cleaner look of iOS 7 you will be prompted to say “wow, how much iOS 7 looks inspired by Windows Phone“. It is certainly a big catch up for an OS which never supported true multitasking and was known for its stale and boring interface. But it is still half-baked!! Reasons, nothing live still happens either in form of Symbian widgets or in form of Live Tiles on Windows Phone. So, however colorful those icons may look now 😛 they are still not alive. May be iOS 8 will give some life to the iOS UI.

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Anyways, coming to inspirations even the new App store, Camera UI and Browser is full of inspirations from WP and Android.


Final words: This may be liked by a part of iOS fans who were bored to death with that stale UI, and may be abhorred by some who are staunch Steve Job’s done iOS UI fans. But, those on OS like Windows Phone, Symbian and Android will found it severely lacking and old school with every time hitting on an icon for doing things. The “glance and go approach” of Windows Phone live tiles of for that reason is much much superior. Frankly speaking, iOS 7 re-validates the decision of Nokia going Windows Phone way.

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