Would you prefer to see a Nokia UI or vanilla Android on the upcoming Nokia branded smartphones?
posted by Paul K. / Dec 05, 2016, 9:05 AM
As you most probably know, most manufacturers use a reskinned and modified version of Android for their smartphones in order to differentiate themselves on the market. Features, functions, and even the way the phone behaves are often played with to create a unique experience. Some people like it and gravitate towards the heavy interfaces of Samsung and LG, while others prefer the stock look and feel of Android without any extra tampering.
Nokia has already demonstrated that it's willing to experiment with the Android interface on their devices by pre-loading its proprietary Z Launcher on the Nokia N1 tablet that launched a couple of years ago. But will HMD go with a full-blown proprietary Nokia UI on the upcoming smartphones? And would you prefer to see that or would you rather the manufacturer just deliver a nice, clean version of Android instead?
Would you like the Nokia phones to have a proprietary UI or vanilla Android?
As clean of an Android experience as possible, please
I'm OK with some proprietary skins and features, but not too much
Go crazy with it, Nokia, I want to see an insanely feature-laden interface!
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if they can port N9 UI, why not?
posted on Dec 05, 2016, 9:09 AM 6
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Yeees!! I would love to see a more pure UI, but with MeeGo/Asha/Symbian visual identity. Oh Nokia... please do not forget the MeeGo/Asha/Symbian icons! They are really beautiful (I think this is why Samsung copied them in the S6/S7/Note5/Note7) PS: Im talking about the rounded square icons (or squared circle?)
posted on Dec 05, 2016, 9:46 PM 0
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I think they should strive to be in the middle of the scale with stock Android being on the one side and TouchWiz being on the other. Stock Android does feel sometimes naked and overly simplistic when it comes to the interface, but on the same token there are people who find TouchWiz to be overly complex.
posted on Dec 05, 2016, 9:19 AM 6
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TouchWiz UI is only found on Samsung Devices. Like HTC UI is called HTC Sense, LG UI for Android is called LG UX. To be honest I think they should have their own UI with abundan of features and ease of use as I prefer overly complex than simplistic. People can install Google Now or Nova Launcher if they prefer Stock Android UI.
posted on Dec 05, 2016, 2:04 PM 0
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Agree. Stock feel bare but vendor custom rom is too over the top. The best is to ship stock and develop the Nokia Launcher as a seperate add-on. That way, the user can choose which they prefer. The Nokia Launcher could also be downloaded and use as a promotion tool for other Android users. Nokia really need to do things different from other Android OEM to create that unique Nokia experience. The best way to start is to delight their user from unboxing to device setup to daily usage.
posted on Dec 05, 2016, 8:43 PM 0
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I can live with a Nokia skin but NOT if it's like Samsung Ultra Over skinning so takes forever to update.
posted on Dec 05, 2016, 9:51 AM 1
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PA what happened to being able to vote on cells.
posted on Dec 05, 2016, 10:30 AM 0
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I also can't vote and I'm not switching to desktop version with the hefty ads.
posted on Dec 05, 2016, 10:40 AM 0
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I would love to see a more pure UI, but with MeeGo/Asha/Symbian visual identity. Do not forget the MeeGo/Asha/Symbian icons! They are really beautiful (I think this is why Samsung copied them in the S6/S7/Note5/Note7)
posted on Dec 05, 2016, 9:44 PM 0
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