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

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47 Comments

51. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 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

45. techsavvy.jaz

Posts: 163; Member since: Feb 07, 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 :)

44. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 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.

43. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

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

41. YouDumDum

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

The New TouchWiz..

38. 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 !!!!

37. zekes

Posts: 230; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

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

36. kryme

Posts: 470; Member since: Oct 24, 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

33. ArtZGraphic

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

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

32. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

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

30. wilsong17 unregistered

doesnt look bad im willing to test it out

28. steelew

Posts: 222; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

...so touchwiz?

26. damokles unregistered

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

24. Gothbeard

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 28, 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.

23. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 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.

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: 189; 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.

48. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

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

47. kashyap07

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

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

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

20. NE_BE

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 21, 2013

looks unorganized, most of which the notifications

18. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

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

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.

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

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