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Images of Intel UI for Tizen leak for all to see

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Images of Intel UI for Tizen leak for all to see
The user interface is codenamed “Obsidian,” and it is part of a vision to bring a new user experience with the upcoming Tizen mobile operating system (and possibly Android in the future).

For those that do not know, Tizen is backed by the Linux Foundation. Samsung has been a major driver behind it and plans on launching Tizen equipped handsets later this year. However, that debut will be primarily in far eastern markets.

While Intel has been able to plant some of its chips in Android devices, there has been no formal announcement about Intel powered hardware running Tizen. One would think that since the semiconductor giant is developing its own UI for the platform, that makes such future support a foregone certainty. However, since Intel has not commented publicly about a UI for Tizen, that means this could all be for some other purpose.

As for the UI itself, do not take anything here as a final design, it is clearly still being developed, but from the looks of it, Intel will be adopting “flat” schemes that we have seen in Android and Windows Phone. The rest of the set up is sort of crowded in a way. Notifications can be determined by icons that turn themselves 45 degrees to appear as diamonds versus an upright square.

In some instances, selecting an application results in a preview pane being displayed. Then you can handle basic tasks without opening the full app. The three persistent buttons on the bottom of the display, phone, messages, contacts, are soft keys and not intended to be hardware type on-screen buttons like we see with Android 4.x (on a Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Motorola, etc.).

The Intel reference device that will have Obsidian installed has been codenamed “Josephine” and that was originally been scheduled to happen next month. However, it looks like the schedule is getting pushed back. That could be because the development team at Intel has not been able to test Obsidian on the newest version of the Tizen OS yet.

source: Ars Technica


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posted on 09 Jun 2013, 22:45 27

1. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 234; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Already looks better than iOS.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 00:38 6

12. daniel_bargs (Posts: 322; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)


The font looks Symbian, overall more like a Symbian OS :)

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 04:02 2

18. rantao333 (Posts: 157; Member since: 21 May 2013)


why hater must relate anything to APPLE?

is apple so hard to surpass?

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 06:18 5

20. chuckhriczko (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


Apple has been surpassed a long time ago. Its the false impression by the general public that makes us compare to iOS. The general public has been fooled by Apple's, albeit brilliant yet, false advertising and lies.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 09:00

22. flynfree (Posts: 373; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


In general, it's already surpassed, but by a single manufacturer. ..no!!!

I'm an Android user and don't even xperience any Apple product, but I accept that no one OEM can beat Apple yet ... that's the reality.

Samsung. .. maybe, by flooding low to high end/small to big phones.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 06:15 1

19. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)


PA bring back the thumb down option. I want to thumb him down!!

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 23:17 5

2. red_fox (Posts: 39; Member since: 07 May 2013)


Looks good!

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 23:25 10

3. BackHandLegend (Posts: 80; Member since: 15 Dec 2012)


I don't see anything original here. Flat UI, a type of grid with icons whose resolution doesn't match the squared borders... Needs a LOT of work.

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 23:31

4. datsyuk (Posts: 151; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Ehhhh..

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 23:37 11

5. jedix (Posts: 12; Member since: 13 Apr 2013)


this really sucks

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 23:38 5

6. TechEnthu (Posts: 16; Member since: 08 May 2013)


I think Tizen needs more polishing to be done before releasing the device to mainstream..

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 23:55

7. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


boring..inherited obviously too much from samsung
I wonder if samsung is prepping its own operating system to fight android..if something went wrong in the future

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 00:06 2

8. Suraj3337 (Posts: 44; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


looks like a mixture of windows and ios!

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 00:12

9. lhtbinh1909 (Posts: 48; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


Look cool at first picture but doesn't last long to eleventh picture. The only thing different in good way is diamond shape, it's strange, eye catching.

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 00:16 1

10. giri555 (Posts: 95; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


Bloatware decided even before the launch of original OS!!! WOW

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 00:17 2

11. onishi100 (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 May 2013)


i really dont like it

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 00:49

13. flynfree (Posts: 373; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


Waiting for the final product, amaze us Samsung!

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 01:12 2

14. Trex95 (Posts: 518; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Looks ugly.Samsung Ubuntu million times better why you choosing this crap!

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 01:45

15. umadden (banned) (Posts: 90; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)


urine idiot

posted on 10 Jun 2013, 12:53

21. TritonForceX (Posts: 52; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


First look at the UI and I immediately thought of "The Pyramid" from The Office, that Dunder Mifflin/Sabre were supposed to release. It surpassed the competition because "it's in the shape of a pyramid!"

Just don't see anything new to the table like Ubuntu or Windows Phone.

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