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Tizen 2.1 user interface shown off in new leak

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Tizen 2.1 user interface shown off in new leak
Even though the first Tizen device is scheduled to be unveiled in just a couple months, we haven't seen too many leaks that show off what the system is actually going to look like. A new leak has come out that has some quite detailed images of the Tizen user interface (UI); unfortunately, the images don't even show the newest version of Tizen (3.0), they are of Tizen 2.1.

Still, the screenshots do give a good indication of the design sense as it has been evolving. As you can see, the idea seems to be to have elements of the UI seamlessly merge into one another. When there are border lines, they are faint. Unfortunately, the color scheme is kind of boring, just big swaths of beige broken up by a bit of blue or dark grey. On an upside, it does make the images pop more, but on a downside, any screens without images are pretty drab. 

In general, it looks like a nice enough UI, though there isn't anything that stands out as new or interesting. It looks like a pretty standard smartphone OS, so we're hoping that there are more aggressive design choices in Tizen 3.0. 


source: SamMobile

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posted on 19 Dec 2013, 14:25 4

1. Dastrix (unregistered)


Cool! Reminds me of BB10.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 14:28 3

2. techaman (unregistered)


i love all of it

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 14:29 12

3. nexusdude (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


I didn't know Samsung has actual designers. On the other hand I kinda hope this whole Tizen thing fails...

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 14:44 15

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


I hope you were joking.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 21:10 3

34. Finalflash (Posts: 3206; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Yea, It looks like a slightly uglier version of touchwiz. There isn't any uniformity and it looks like a half way mash between gingerbread and iOS6. Also, - buttons near notifications to close them?....because that worked so well for Apple.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 14:45 5

8. alan_1230 (Posts: 84; Member since: 22 Apr 2012)


and why is that

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 14:47 5

9. Dastrix (unregistered)


Because Android > Tizen.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 14:53 10

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


Tizen is basically TouchWix UX 2.0 without Google's child Android. I'm all for more OSs in the market.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 15:22 4

17. jellmoo (Posts: 1696; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


How much time have you devoted to using Tizen on a daily use device in order to form this opinion?

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 15:36 4

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


0 milliseconds. Let him troll.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 00:27

39. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)


Psss !!! listen every1 today i will tell you the secret recipe to cook Tizen OS !!

1st take Android as base OS
2nd take samsungs touchWiz look & apps
3rd Make some changes here & there
4th Stir gently until all mix together
5th Here you go Tizen OS !!!!

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 05:56

49. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Most likely it will icrap Gcrap Wcrap and Bcrap basically has os covered anything is a replica of what they did I don't see any advantage to Tizen... They can put the same design on Andriod phone

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 14:34 4

4. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Like Michael H, I'm hoping for more aggressive design changes to Tizen 3.0. The screenshots above did not impress me in terms of design.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 00:52

40. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


but i think its back and menu buttons are better placed than android.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 14:42 5

6. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


it has too much going on... seems like Tizen is trying too hard to be different.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 15:11 2

14. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


...While still looking similar.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 14:47 6

10. hipnotika (Posts: 353; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


Too ugly...

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 15:13 4

15. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Three typos and usual Samsung ugly designs. I never really liked anything designed by Samsung besides their TVs and the Gear.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 18:06 2

25. lpratas (Posts: 353; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


You think that Samsung it is like those chinese enterprises and companies that make cheap electronics of dubious quality? Samsung it is not ZTE or other manufacturers. South Korea it is not China, it is quality and high, very high. The quality of the South Korea electronics it's comparable to Japanese electronics.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 19:20 1

29. jiezel91 (Posts: 67; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)


Your reply is on a different planet really... he is talking about ugly designs, NOT quality.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 21:39 1

35. warren24 (Posts: 19; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


The way you talk about Korea is just offensive. Samsung is not everything Korea has.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 05:08

46. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


b!tch plz. lenovo

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 15:20

16. Jklaz (Posts: 159; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


If Sammy goes full Tizen it will be hard for me to stay in Android. No other phones have removable batteries and storage anymore. I mean that was a staple to android back in 2010/11.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 15:34 4

18. mottykels (Posts: 385; Member since: 15 May 2013)


I like it. Im so excited about this os ;)

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 15:42 1

20. NE_BE (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Mar 2013)


looks unorganized, most of which the notifications

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 16:04

21. Kishin (Posts: 705; Member since: 30 May 2013)


If this Fails android will drop because Samsung holds More than half of android nation making iOS King

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 16:26 2

22. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


Hey, it's just me, or everytime I access phones arena on my phone it tries to download an ad apk??

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 18:47

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


its just you bro, i never get prompted to download a .apk. i am using a Motorola Droid 1

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 20:16 1

31. luigi0824 (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


You mean that stupid mobogenie app?!

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 03:12

42. rizevnarastek (Posts: 349; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Does that to me to... but only on my phone.

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