Tizen 2.1 user interface shown off in new leak

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



1. Dastrix unregistered

Cool! Reminds me of BB10.

2. techaman unregistered

i love all of it

3. nexusdude

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

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

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I hope you were joking.

34. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

8. alan_1230

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

and why is that

9. Dastrix unregistered

Because Android > Tizen.

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

17. jellmoo

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

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

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

0 milliseconds. Let him troll.

39. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 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 !!!!

49. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 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

4. GeekMovement unregistered

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.

40. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

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

6. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

14. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

...While still looking similar.

10. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

Too ugly...

15. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

25. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 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.

29. jiezel91

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

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

35. warren24

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

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

46. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

b!tch plz. lenovo

16. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 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.

18. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

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

20. NE_BE

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 21, 2013

looks unorganized, most of which the notifications

21. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

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

22. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

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

27. crazymonkey05

Posts: 188; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

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

31. luigi0824

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You mean that stupid mobogenie app?!

42. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

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

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