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Samsung reportedly trying new Android UI for its upcoming smartphones

0. phoneArena 07 Jan 2014, 08:54 posted on

The alleged new UI looks simpler and more elegant than Samsung's current TouchWiz interface. It remains to be seen if this will be included on new handsets...

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posted on 07 Jan 2014, 09:00 25

1. DanielWalsh1294 (Posts: 18; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


This looks a lot better.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 09:09 7

7. techaman (unregistered)


i think its still crap really upsetting if this is it, what about tizen 3.4?

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 09:22 7

15. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Well, I agree with daniel. Looks very very sleek, and with right wallpaper it would look great. But maybe icons should have more contrast and look less hologrammy. But yeah, I like it.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 17:23 2

54. trustory (Posts: 132; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


It looks gay af

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 04:06 1

59. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


I agree,... Looks dull , like iOS 7 icons

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 09:56 4

22. brar.arsh (Posts: 201; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Are you serious? What major differences do you spot? It's the same 4 column launcher with semi transparent status bar.
Only the Icon changes and few crappy bloatware apps/widgets?

What's revolutionary, I want to see what you saw.

This can be done on a CM ROM with a theme on it.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 13:44

46. wildfiregt (Posts: 167; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


This is Android ,that's it
People say they find Touchwiz ugly when they can change wallpaper and themes. And those people are the one on phonearena and similair blogs who don't even own a samsung device

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 15:41 1

52. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


I've owned the S3 and I own the S4 and Touchwiz is really ugly. Samsung is doing something wrong if the first thing you think of when getting the phone is to download a custom launcher to change how everything looks. It's too bad Nova can't make the notification shade and settings menu less tacky.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 10:10 7

23. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Finally Sammy did great job. Let's wait and see what's new in this new ui design.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 10:13 9

26. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Couldn't agree more. This looks elegant, simple, and clean. KitKat font + redesign = TouchWiz UX 3.0 ----> Galaxy S5.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 10:16 5

27. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1484; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Ohhh i like it too look very polished and elegant
this news just made me post, after a long time....
hope it come true even better...

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 10:40 2

30. fireblade (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


Stock KitKat UI is still better IMHO

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 12:44 4

38. saffant (Posts: 274; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


No it doesn't. People just hate TW for the sake of hating something.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 13:22 1

44. lallolu (Posts: 492; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


You are so right. I have always wondered why people complain so much about TW. I do not think it is ugly like some people claim. I also got tired of it when I had galaxy S but then I knew it was not the fault of the launcher but my own issue of quickly getting bored with things. I have used HTC phones whcih I believe also have a beautiful and useful UI. I have used stock is neat but very basic (as it should). I believe normal (everyday) which constitute the majority of phone users are pretty ok with Samsung's TW.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 18:34

57. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


TouchWiz is much better!

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 09:01 8

2. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 180; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


I like touchwiz if they can get it to be more ram efficient and smooth I think people will like it.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 09:02 5

3. shrimpanzee (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


If this is how it looks, I think it looks like one of the coolest UI designs! I really like the look, for some reason it seems very attracting to me. From the lock screen to the home screens it seems very edgy, l would enjoy it on my S5! I hope it won't make my device lag like it did for my S4 /:

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 09:02 5

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


a bit of ios7 and sailfish ui but i like it

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 09:05 11

5. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


lol....how does it resemble to ios 7 ? I see no gradient icons here. Also, the icons look very sharp which is very unlike ios7

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 09:07 2

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


the space wallpaper (can be justified because this is a galaxy) and the neutral tones +ios 7 clock

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 09:20 5

13. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Aqua blue wallpaper doesn't mean space. Also, Samsung is using that colour since S3.

Neutral tones = colour that does not attract attention.
ios 7 uses gradient colours which are anything but neutral. E.g. Green gradient in phone icon.

ios 7 clock ? Have no idea what u are referring to here.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 09:36 1

19. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


http://www.entrepreneur.com/dbimages/slideshow/hidden-ios-7-features-2.jpg

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 11:07 2

33. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 811; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


http://cdn8.staztic.com/app/a/3419/3419690/kitkat-clock-nexus-5-clock-12-3-s-307x512.jpg

Whats your point?
You mean to say that blue, green, space wallpaper, fonts, digital clock are all patented by Apple?
So no one can use colours???? Nonsense..

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 12:33

36. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Samsung still lacks a signature design , so its not copied but inspired ......

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 12:51

40. superduper (Posts: 151; Member since: 20 Oct 2013)


The dock icons at the bottom (Magazine, Phone, Message, Internet) have gradient colors. The typography is now very slender. The lock screen features a slim, centered clock at the top and a "Swipe screen to unlock" prompt at the bottom. And all within months of the iOS 7 refresh coincidentally.....

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 17:58

56. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


The typography and the centered clock are features of stock Android. The "Swipe screen to unlock" prompt at the bottom is on every galaxy device.

I'm not sure why they went with gradient dock icons. It looks out of place compared to the stock Android icons.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 10:12 4

24. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Swipe screen to unlock. Lol is it new ios8?

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 11:10 2

34. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 811; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Right..!!! Bcoz Only iOS uses swipe to unlock..!!!
Clearly Apple copied Samsung's lockscreen of swipe to unlock in iOS7

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 14:41 2

49. ecmedic4 (Posts: 338; Member since: 02 May 2013)


The iPhone has said "slide to unlock" since the very first iPhone.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 12:47

39. saffant (Posts: 274; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


In that case iOS design to include toggles is "inspired" from Android. Same goes for notification menu, swipe from bottom lockscreen (Windows phone) and the icons from meego.

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