By Chris Buerger
The "killer" preloaded mobile UX…is the concept on life support?
I just came back from IDF, and while the event was strong on mobile market assertions but somewhat lightweight on public proof points, it did give me a chance to spend some time with the German-designed WePad running an embedded Linux kernel incorporating a number of MeeGo 1.0 release elements and a completely custom UI.
Experimenting with the WePad (and getting it to crash twice within five minutes) got me thinking about the evolution of user interfaces in mobile devices, both Tablets and Smartphones. From a high-level perspective, there are really three approaches in the market.