Google's VP of design rips into Home windows 10 on Twitter

Google's VP of design rips into Windows 10 on Twitter

Shortly after recording his first podcast, Google’s vice chairman of design Matias Duarte has publicly slammed Microsoft and Home windows 10 on Twitter. After the newest episode of Joshua Topolsky’s Tomorrow went reside, Duarte tweeted that he had tried the Floor Professional four with Home windows 10 — and that in his opinion, it felt like “XP with a flat design pores and skin.” For sure, this triggered fairly a response from the Twittersphere, and Duarte shortly adopted up with: “Home windows 10? Extra like Home windows 10 years in the past!” The tweets have been partly despatched in jest, as he later described them as “overly intelligent tweetbait.” Nevertheless, Google’s design lead clearly has some points with the best way Microsoft’s desktop OS has advanced. Particularly, Duarte claims he has “no beef” with how Home windows 10 seems to be, and is as an alternative dissatisfied with the way it works. So far as he is involved, the performance is just like the now historic Home windows XP: “I perceive that is a function for a lot of,” he later tweeted. “Not for me!”

#Windows10 ? Extra like Home windows 10 years in the past!

— Matias Duarte (@MatiasDuarte) November 2, 2015

Duarte is greatest often known as one of many artistic minds that ushered in Materials Design at Google. The brand new design philosophy, which treats digital parts as if that they had bodily properties — like shuffling items of paper on a desk — now permeates virtually all of Google’s services. The aesthetic leap has been most obvious on Android, particularly with final yr’s introduction of Android 5.zero Lollipop. Home windows 10, however, has been an opportunity for Microsoft to dial again a few of its wilder experiments from Home windows eight. It is had a principally heat reception from the PC group, however there’s some fact to the argument that it is hardly reinventing the wheel — that is what most Home windows followers needed, in fact. Duarte says he is “all the time favored (what) Microsoft was trying to do with Home windows eight — change the paradigm.” We appreciated Microsoft’s effort too — it is essential to attempt new concepts — however we’ll take Home windows 10 over Home windows eight any day.

[Image Credit: AP Photo/Jeff Chiu]

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