Windows Phone 8 selected for London design award competition. The only mobile OS nomination.
While some people debate the aesthetic value of Windows Phone 8, with some noting it’s “boring” compared to Android, most people do take notice of its unique design in the mobile world. We’ve seen nominations and awards in the past so it should be of no surprise to see The Design Museum in London giving a nod to Microsoft’s mobile solution.
Windows Phone 8 is now one of 90 nominated technologies ranging from Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product and Transport. What makes the nomination of Windows Phone interesting is it is the only contender representing a mobile operating system in the contest, which should tell you something about iOS and Android and what judges of design think about them.
The contest winners are set to be announced in April and while Microsoft has some stiff competition, we’ll just go ahead and preempt with “it’s just an honor to be considered”.
Source: Design Museum; via Business Journal
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