If you ever want to how some companies in technology industry shamelessly copy work from others, here is a great example. A new startup called Jide Technology founded by three ex-Google engineers who were working on Google Search, Google AdWords and Google Maps has developed a new Android tablet named ‘Ultra Tablet’. ‘We can’t stand the drawbacks of the tablets and laptops on the market today and we wanted to do something about it’, said the team behind this startup.
So, what did they come up with? An absolute rip-off of Microsoft Surface. The images of a tablet you are seeing in this post are not Microsoft Surface. It is ‘Ultra Tablet’ from Jide Technology.
How about Windows 8.1’s Modern design language? Check. Windows style task bar for app switching. Check.
Check out their product page here. Here is the their promo video which is basically same as Microsoft’s marketing message for Surface Pro 3. One device for both work and play.
I hope Microsoft’s legal department takes a look into this new startup.