Ubuntu for phones demoed with edit-image filled-with-entries menu and usable virtual keyboard
At CES 2013, the Canonical team in-depth presented Ubuntu for phones, allowing the user to observe an overall polished innovative interface with handy launcher, easy-to-access screen-edges, status-enabled home screen, etc.
Yet, it seems that the pleasant-to-the-eye interface comes with already-available functionalities, generating a both good-looking and usable phone interface.
In the below clip, Ubuntu's Mika Meskanen demoes the Ubuntu phone OS and, after selecting an image, hits the bottom edge, action that summons an interesting contextual menu displaying functionalities like
Revert to original, bundle of entries grouped under the
Following the same via-contextual-menu approach, the developer presses the Facebook button, then an intuitive sharing-to-Facebook view is exposed.
The built-in virtual keyboard comes with a light look, while rendering its pressed buttons with big-sized dark buttons, contrast allowing the user to clearly distinguish between non-pressed and pressed buttons.
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