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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, 09:12 3

8. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 597; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)

It does look like iOS7. Flat and gradient stock icons. Yes, many use flat icons but most use a solid color in their stock icons. Stop the fanboy blindness and you'll definitely say that it really does.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 09:15 1

9. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 597; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)

Even the cloudy galaxy wallpaper is iOS7-ish. IMO, but it really, really resembles iOS7. :/ I want it in my Note 3 though. XD

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 09:15

10. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)

Thank God. The Current UI is one of the main reasons I don't like Samsung Devices.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 09:17 2

11. jellmoo (Posts: 1960; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)

"Are you tired of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI?"

Is... Is that some sort of trick question? Is there somebody that isn't?

This looks like it could have potential. Definitely needs a more unified icon scheme, and the continued use of neon green for the battery makes me worried.

I wonder how long it is before LG decides to copy it?

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 10:12 4

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

Um.. Me? Am I the only one that still loves TW?

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 10:47

31. jellmoo (Posts: 1960; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)

Nah, I'm sure there are others. Maybe the only one that doesn't work for Samsung, but I digress... ;)

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 12:54

42. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3746; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

I have no issues with it. I think it looks fine. It's the most fully featured UI out there. In the end, isn't that what it's all about with Android? Choice? The more the better, I say.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 15:37

51. AntiFanBoyz (unregistered)

I think TW looks just fine. I find stock too plain and my iPhone 5 iconography is atrocious. Probably like the look of Sony UI the best. But, what's it really matter when you can change up the whole damn thing?

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 10:36

61. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

TW was just totally redesigned with the GS3. That actually isn't that long ago considering sense was never totally redesigned until the HTC One and IOS stayed the same from IOS1 - IOS 6 and finally got totally redesigned with IOS 7.

So no, most people should not be sick of the Nature UX yet since its actually pretty new......

This seems like another case of Samsung hate because they are number 1 in the Android world and their favorite company is not number 1.

It seems like the only two things people can complain about is plastic and touchwiz and they really like to emphasize their hate for those two things basically.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 09:17

12. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

You can actually have a sneak peak at the new Tablet UI on the new tab videos, it's pretty cool.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 09:21 4

14. YodhaMali (Posts: 49; Member since: 05 Jan 2013)

Elegant? Bwhahaha! Sony's UI is what you call elegant. Samsung better get rid of the cartoonish icons in its current Touchwiz UI.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 09:22 2

16. power_x (Posts: 264; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)

hmmmm , where did I see this wallpaper before ?
where did I see these flat icons before ?
where did I read "Swipe Screen To Unlock" before ?
And then they said , Apple copied Samsung

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 09:23

17. power_x (Posts: 264; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)

don't get me wrong though , I love this new UI it is much better than TouchWiz

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 11:14 1

35. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 813; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

Wallpaper--on my Windows desktop..
Flat icons-- on my Windows desktop..
Swipe to unlock screen-- On samsung's touchwiz since 2011.. Apple copied the same in iOS7...

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 14:36 1

48. ecmedic4 (Posts: 386; Member since: 02 May 2013)

Not sure what you mean by Apple copied touchwiz when I'm very certain that the iPhone has said "slide to unlock" since the very first iPhone.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 17:00 1

53. ePoch270 (Posts: 192; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)

No, Pretty sure it had the "arrow" unlock first then "Slide to unlock", both within a defined space. Sammi has used the "Swipe to unlock" from an undefined area for it's last several iterations.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 04:44

60. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

Flat icons from stock android,
Swipe screen to unlock is in samsung phones from TW 2.0....
Walpapers those kind of walpapers(blue) is already in TW nature UX...

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 09:31

18. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 174; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

Dock icons stolen from Sailfish Alpha. Transparency is quite obvious that both Apple and Samsung have stolen from both Nokia (Maemo 5) and Jolla (Sailfish). Dumdums

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 09:42

20. number29 (Posts: 185; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)

I wish someone would hurry up and make Android icons all the same shape and size instead of this mess.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 09:55 4

21. yowanvista (Posts: 341; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

This is way too fugly.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 10:19 4

28. quakan (Posts: 1395; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)

Hope this isn't the final UI. Looks bad to me.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 10:28 1

29. elitewolverine (Posts: 5192; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)

Looks meh to me, tired of simple icons, and the news feed photo looks like a windows tile phone...

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 11:05 2

32. nctx77 (Posts: 2361; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)

Are you freaking kidding me?!? Now they are copying ios 7. Ok I understand Apple doesn't own a patent for that design, but man can this company come up with its own ideas? Man.... First the 8.4 looks like the ipad mini, now this!

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 10:38

62. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

Lol how does the 8.4 look like the mini?

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 12:34

37. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

Completely different? It looks like a transparent touchwiz with new widget styles. Still a lame UI.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 12:54

41. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

Not too bothered about UI these days. The reason i moved away samsung (bespoke) phones to the nexus range is because of the insanely high amounts of bloatware that came with each handset. Im not saying its just samsung who does it but they certainly have more than others.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 13:14 1

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

brace yourselves ...Samsung paid trolls are one their way

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 13:26

45. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Experiment with, using less and do more.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 13:55

47. roozbeh101 (Posts: 95; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)

fake ?!?!

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 15:25 1

50. rightcue805 (Posts: 55; Member since: 08 Jul 2013)

You guys are a bunch of clowns, good god if you don't like it... Don't buy it/use it. for christ sakes, all you guys do is find something to bitch about. get a frarking life

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