Sharp joins up with design firm to craft Feel UX skin for AQUOS
posted by Charlene S. / Jun 18, 2012, 9:47 AM
For Sharp’s new line of AQUOS smartphones that are scheduled to debut in Japan for summer 2012, it will also be unveiling a completely new user experience. It has collaborated with design firm, frog, to create the entirely new “Feel UX.”
Some of the features of Feel UX include:
• Personalized and innovative lock-screen experience, allowing users to browse photos and widgets without unlocking the devices
• Real-time weather display motion experience and animation
• Desirable, gender-neutral palette and visuals
• Streamlined, curated home space to smoothly manage applications, widgets, and shortcuts
To capture the expanding market of smartphone users, we wanted the new Sharp AQUOS handsets to be a unique kind of Android experience, to look and feel different and standout from competitors," said Paul Pugh, Vice President, Creative, Software Innovation at frog. "By simplifying the interaction model and reducing clutter through a more curated experience, it will be immediately apparent to customers how to use the phones and make them more personal. In addition, the design caters to current Android users by giving them new tools to organize and optimize their handsets, while personalizing the phone in ways not previously possible.""
You can check out the video below to see Feel UX in action. At first glance the skin appears to support several attractive features, but as always, the ultimate test will be using it out in the real world to see how it stacks up in everyday life.
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That looks pretty nice.
posted on Jun 18, 2012, 9:53 AM 7
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it looks nice... but the home screen seems impractical... i mean isnt the whole point of widgets and shortcuts that they are all centrally located and you dont have to go find them... just personally i like having the normal android layout with the apptray.. but the design looks nice
posted on Jun 18, 2012, 4:30 PM 1
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lets hope we can port lockscreen and launcher to other phones.like this old sharp launcherhttp://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?
posted on Jun 18, 2012, 10:31 AM 1
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Wow, that looks pretty good. Kinda like a good mix between Android and WP.
posted on Jun 18, 2012, 10:41 AM 1
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Yes, I agree. Base on the video, it doesn't seem to have home screens rather 3 sections instead, Apps, Widgets, and Shortcuts. That's pretty damn smart that I'm surprised no one thought of. This eliminates all the clutter of having widgets and apps together on each page which is in fact unnecessary.
posted on Jun 18, 2012, 11:11 AM 2
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When are they going to start selling this in USA? I will buy it. It looks pretty good. Except for the boxy design... but then again LaCie had the "Porsch Design Drives" that I guess sold... and it was a boxy design...
posted on Jun 18, 2012, 2:19 PM 0
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looks extremely good would love to see an international launch but correct me if im wrong, is there elements of iOS and WP7? like the widgets were set kinda looked like live tiles in a way that being said the whole UI looks awesome uncomplicated yet sophisticated i'd prefer this over most of the custom IU's that most manufacturers lay on top .... well apart from xperia UI and TouchWiz
posted on Jun 18, 2012, 2:39 PM 1
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