Samsung's "New Note UX" beta program debuts subtle UI refinements

Samsung has just launched a new beta in South Korea and China that allows Samsung Galaxy Note owners to test drive a new user interface.

At the moment, it is unknown if Samsung plans to ever extend the "New Note UX" beta program to other countries, although we wouldn't completely rule out this option. The commercial release of the refined user interface is expected to come at some point in August.

Interestingly, some unofficial reports claim that the new UX might eventually extend to non-Note Samsung flagships such as the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S6 although this cannot be confirmed at this point.

Appropriately called the "New Note UX", Samsung's beta program doesn't completely reimagine the principles behind Samsung's current TouchWiz UX. Instead, the company's new beta program brings more subtle UI finishes such as new app icons and a slightly modified color scheme. Here, check out these screenshots:

What do you guys make of Samsung's beta Note UX? Is anyone hoping to see some more notable changes being introduced over the upcoming weeks?

source: PlayfulDroid



1. elvis_17

Posts: 32; Member since: May 26, 2016

ugly, should go with stock android on something like sens 8.

4. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I have good lock and material theme on mine, looks pretty neat.

2. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

It's still the main reason why I don't buy Samsung's anymore. I wish they would REALLY listen to the general public (instead of removing features and add them again) and go for closer to stock UI.

5. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

stock ui is so boring tbh i have the 6p but seriously hate it because of software the new s7ux is very fast and smooth just like stock in the end everyone have a different test and choice

6. srgonu

Posts: 548; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

I love the material transitions in stock UI.

10. k4ever

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

The "general public" also includes a ton of people that could care less about stock Android's UI. Samsung should listen to its paying customers first, then to folks who "might" think about buying their products.

13. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

And a lot of them do not care about stock Android. They buy Samsung because of its brand power and after service quality. Only a few people crave about stock Android. Those are technonazis and spec zombies. They do not belong to the general population. But i do think Samsung needs to create Google edition of galaxy s7/s7 edge just like they did with galaxy s4, to cater to those few people.

3. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Same s**t different smell..

7. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

You wouldn't be smelling anything if you shut your mouth.

15. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Better than Motorola

8. shield

Posts: 837; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

LG UI Better.

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

12. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

LG's UI is the worst..

9. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Thankfully you have theme store.

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