New widgets to come for the Samsung OMNIA

New widgets to come for the Samsung OMNIA
The first time we encountered the widgets of the TouchWiz interface (in the Samsing F480 and the OMNIA), we mentioned that they are a cool feature, but lack variety (of the apps) and enough space to put them in. Still, nothing can be done on the last issue… the manufacturer hasn’t announced any plans for an OMNIA HD with a 5-inch display. The extra widgets, however, are already on their way to the screen of the multifunctional Windows Mobile phone.

The update, which is going to feature them, is still in its beta stage of development and isn’t stable, but then, it’s going to bring some cool improvements. For instance, there’s a new application that gives you the option to control which of the widgets to be available. As we mentioned, their number has increased, and among the new additions you’ll find AccuWeather, Yahoo Finance, CNN, Google Search. Their number can be increased even more, since there will be an option to download additional ones from Yahoo.The update will also improve the Opera Mobile browser, by adding a function, called Samsung Mobile Blog.

If you have the GSM OMNIA, you can try the beta software (on your own responsibility) by downloading it from here. There is no information if there will be such update for the Verizon Wireless version.

via: wmpoweruser



1. The Godfather unregistered

thats great. i love to see the support for this device being offered already. nice job samsung.

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lets hope the update doesnt take too long to get to VZW, my omnia needs some customization!

3. Jedi~El

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Yeah VZW would allow FREE additions to our devices. If VZW passes these new widgets along to us, it'll probably only be available through the VZW App store! Mo' money...Mo' money...Mo' money (and we'll probably have to wait 'til next Christmas. Ho Ho Ho).

5. The Godfather unregistered

Try again....this is free. Widgets are just add ons for apps you have on the device, why would they charge anyone for icons? Stop showing your hater-ism so blatantly and be a bit more logical.

4. rbz275

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

hopefully it would come with the announced update to bring open gps to the device (for VZW)

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i dont see the big deal w/ open gps, the Navigator program comes on it, and it is the best around. I'll put Navigator up against any tom tom, tam tam, garmin, or what ever else. It works better than any other phone nav thats for darn sure. and Jedi.. its a free app. its just an organizational tool for the phone. and vzw charges no differently than ATT (but we provide better service for it!!!)

7. madesina

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 05, 2008

The widgets were a cool addition, but lacked real purpose and functionality. They need to be able to go across multiple screens (iphone-esq swipe system) and the user needs to be able to scroll through the widgets a lot easier. i.e. give a widget search facility. Also, i'd love phones to integrate a full search facility like Apple's Spotlight.. or at least what windows have done on vista (just not as efficiently or speedily as apple) for messages, applications, phone numbers, pictures etc. I'd like to be able to search across any info on the phone

8. joshrem700

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 27, 2009

HEY REMIXFA, I used vz nav. and its good but i finally added a cf03 based wm6.5 rom with m2d and unlocked gps,everything runs PERFECT now for about 6 months I also added a free gps called amaze to see how it works and it gave me the same directions as vz nav. google also does, the differance is on my samsung i910 vz nav. messed up and said I was about 1 block from my location this is before i went flashing my rom amaze gps works better and never has that problem and its free. To give such inaccurate info. you must work for vzw. I never get good info. from vzw employees unless it on the subject of me spending more money on bulls#i* I can get around by just learning how to properly use my device and the internet. vzw also says you cant add widgets to the omnia and you can, if your smart enough you can also make the I could write for hours about all the kickass stuff you could do with the omnia that vzw workers say is impossable.

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