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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 (Posts: 617; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


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: 8911; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I hope you were joking.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 21:10 3

34. Finalflash (Posts: 1896; 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: 77; Member since: 22 Apr 2012)


and why is that

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 14:47 5

9. Dastrix (Posts: 617; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Because Android > Tizen.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 14:53 10

12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8911; 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: 703; 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: 8911; 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: 575; 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: 1519; 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: 476; 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: 1040; 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: 306; 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: 106; 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: 66; 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: 124; 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: 372; 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: 647; 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: 156; 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: 45; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


You mean that stupid mobogenie app?!

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 03:12

42. rizevnarastek (Posts: 332; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


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

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 05:27

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


Yes, it pops up about 3 times before it disapears, I think it is some virus on PA page

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 05:17

47. kashyap07 (Posts: 11; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


Me too! It's really really annoying.... :(

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 16:42

23. xtroid2k (Posts: 458; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


I don't know. To me its another support headache. I'm not sure whether or one is really better or whatever. Different strokes for different folks. I'll have to play with it to really get ahold of how I feel there was a day at one point when I just had to worry about apple and Microsoft OS. Long gone are the simple days.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 16:44

24. Gothbeard (Posts: 37; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)


All these pictures show is a skin. But based on Touchwiz I think Samsung should stick to what it does best - hardware.
I bought the first Samsung Wave and look where Bada OS has ended up. This Tizen will end up in the trash with Bada.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 18:25

26. damokles (unregistered)


The best thing about those screenshots was the call-screen - everything else looks messy - even it's a super super beta.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 18:53

28. steelew (Posts: 72; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


...so touchwiz?

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 19:23

30. wilsong17 (Posts: 1087; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


doesnt look bad im willing to test it out

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 20:29

32. Andrewtst (Posts: 377; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


It look nice! actually, Cool! Now it is something better.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 20:58

33. ArtZGraphic (Posts: 16; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


lol, that's very basic mobile UI. i don't think that samsung will make many different between 2.1 and 3.0.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 21:45

36. kryme (Posts: 145; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


i think if tizen should have a very clean UI with the special features like the note 3 and run very smooth and is not so power hungry it will be a hit... and remember thats 2.1 we the public will get 3.0... if tizen can do 15hours of on screen time with a 2600mah battery its a hit whether u like it or not u gonna want one

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 22:17

37. zekes (Posts: 213; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)


what the hell was I looking at looks like Palm OS with actual icons

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 23:59

38. 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, 03:01

41. YouDumDum (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Dec 2013)


The New TouchWiz..

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 03:13

43. rizevnarastek (Posts: 332; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


When you thought Samsung ran out of ugly ass designs they come back and suprise you!!

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 03:33

44. boosook (Posts: 1085; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


At least they tried to do something original, the first version was a bad copy of Android. Now it is a mix between Android and iOS7. :)
Anyway, I still don't see why users should choose Tizen vs. Android. I know that many people have some concerns about Android getting more and more closed, but this will be even more closed. The ecosystem will be inferior and it won't be as integrated with Google's ecosystem as Android is. Android's performance problems have largely been solved with the latest version and the new generation of hardware, and the Moto G showed that a smooth low-range Android phone can be marketed whith an affordable price. Android 4.4 should run even with 512MB of ram, anyway phones with 512MB of ram will probably be a blast from the past in 2014, as hardware costs decrease.
So Samsung is trying to compete in first person with Google/Motorola, Apple and Microsoft/Nokia. They're trying to become the fourth proprietary OS and ecosystem. The point is, given that even a juggernaut like Microsoft has not been able to achieve more than 3,4% global market share, with a strong brand like Nokia and millions of dollars spent in advertisement, if Samsung will be able to achieve a relevant market share to attract developers and to draw users in their ecosystem.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 03:51

45. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 112; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


I hate that Notification Center, too cluttered ala TouchWiz and Optimus UX. and on side note, somebody will be makind a themer theme of this :)

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 12:02

51. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


I hope they make some of these UI changes to the current touchwiz. Not a fan of all of them, like the notification panel, but certain ones like the text messaging app, call and contacts would be a great change

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