Originally Posted by d4NjvRzf
Android's method of organizing apps using a homescreen for commonly used apps and an app drawer to hold all the rest.
Actually, they're in the draw as well. The home screen has shortcuts to the apps. As far as the apple paradigm is concerned, the apps on the homescreen are the apps, so there will never be a shortcut system to replace it. Imagine if /Applications was full of Aliases to apps and the actual apps were all hidden in /Library/Application Support or whatever. Apple aimed to destroy that windows-esque notion. Android only goes halfway.
I've played with Samsungs, HTCs and their "homescreens" are a joke. If they really wanted what they say they are aiming for, interface wise and not just finding a way of differentiating from apple to save themselves lawsuits, they would have two homescreens or tabs. A scrollable list of apps on the left, rearrangable, filterable, techy list shit and a scrollable column of widgets on the right! Do you know how hard it is to delete and rearrange stuff on these things? No non-techie would manage it.
Their current systems are horrible and serve no discernible purpose other than my iphone friends go unlock>homescreen>app>interact/play>homescreen/multitask>app>etc whereas my android friends all just go horrific-unlock-screen>Playaroundwithhomescreens>lock>unlock>facebook>homescreens>lock>etc because their phones are not utilities, they're all fluff.
Their homescreens make them look busy and full of useful stuff, but we know from app sales and usage stats that they're, for the most-part, really not.