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I always expected this to happen. But then, I also expected it to happen because Windows Phone achieved some level of success and secured a position as the third platform in the smartphone industry. Obviously, that didn’t happen: Microsoft quickly stepped back from its Nokia acquisition and began dismantling Windows Phone back in 2015. And today, the smartphone industry remains a two-way race.

As you may know, I’ve been switching back and forth between the iPhone and Android ever since, mostly Android, though I’ve used an iPhone semi-exclusively since December. And while I suppose both platforms have their Windows Phone influences now, it is particularly interesting to me that Apple has gone further than Google in this regard. (That said, I feel like Google’s Material Design is the modern equivalent of what Microsoft initially called the Metro design language.)

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