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Windows Phone HTML5 demo gives us a taste of Mango on our iOS and Android phones

Ever wanted a HTC Titan with Beats Audio tech built in? Well now you can (sort of) with this neat little HTML5-based demo of the Metro UI.

Heading over to http://aka.ms/wpdemo on your iOS or Android phone’s browser will see you get to play ball with an interactive tour of life on the Windows Phone-side of the fence. Tapping on the People icon in the top left takes you through to the same stream of Facebook and LinkedIn updates and allows you to click on an update by one ‘Michelle Alexander,’ and ‘Like’ it.

Like the Launcher 7 Android skin, it basically gives you a taste of Mango on your iOS or Android device. So in order to simulate the HTC Titan experience, we grabbed the very similarly-specced HTC Sensation XL and hit up the URL above.

Despite the screens being the same size and sporting the same resolution, we found that the demo didn’t quite look as at home on the Sensation XL as we’d have hoped. Through Safari on the iPhone, it looked much more at home, fitting on the higher resolution 3.5-inch screen with no spare black areas.

We checked it out on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus as well where the results were more visually pleasing; maybe this has been optimised for devices with Retina Display resolutions.

We really like this. It’s another clever way for Microsoft to A) show off and B) show the Apple and Android fans what they’re missing.

Source: WMPower User via Unwired View, Gizmodo

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Windows Phone HTML5 demo gives us a taste of Mango on our iOS and Android phones

Ever wanted a HTC Titan with Beats Audio tech built in? Well now you can (sort of) with this neat little HTML5-based demo of the Metro UI.

Heading over to http://aka.ms/wpdemo on your iOS or Android phone’s browser will see you get to play ball with an interactive tour of life on the Windows Phone-side of the fence. Tapping on the People icon in the top left takes you through to the same stream of Facebook and LinkedIn updates and allows you to click on an update by one ‘Michelle Alexander,’ and ‘Like’ it.

Like the Launcher 7 Android skin, it basically gives you a taste of Mango on your iOS or Android device. So in order to simulate the HTC Titan experience, we grabbed the very similarly-specced HTC Sensation XL and hit up the URL above.

Despite the screens being the same size and sporting the same resolution, we found that the demo didn’t quite look as at home on the Sensation XL as we’d have hoped. Through Safari on the iPhone, it looked much more at home, fitting on the higher resolution 3.5-inch screen with no spare black areas.

We checked it out on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus as well where the results were more visually pleasing; maybe this has been optimised for devices with Retina Display resolutions.

We really like this. It’s another clever way for Microsoft to A) show off and B) show the Apple and Android fans what they’re missing.

Source: WMPower User via Unwired View, Gizmodo

Comments