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Old 14th December 2014, 23:07   #8
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The so-called 'modern' UI was designed with mobile devices in mind. The minimal basic colors, no rounded edges, no drop shadows, no window animations, etc. put minimal strain on the graphics subsystems in these devices and therefore result in minimal battery drain (allowing for longer run-time between recharging).

Blame the slow improvement of battery technology and the user's demand for convergence, not the UI designers.

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