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Samsung’s Magazine UX for Android Smartphones Leaks Again

by Jacob Kleinman | January 20, 2014January 20, 2014 9:00 am PST


Samsung’s TouchWiz UI has grown increasingly stale, especially as stock Android gets better and better with every update, but an upcoming redesign could introduce a drastic overhaul for the South Korean software. A new set of screenshots, shared by trusted tipster @evleaks, shows a Google Now-inspired UI which Samsung will likely introduce with its next flagship smartphone.

The new user interface clearly takes inspiration from Google Now, offering up a series of information cards based on your location, activities and interests while also showing new notifications. However, unlike Google’s minimal design, Samsung’s new UI is full of color, with each card displaying a full picture to help illustrate the information it contains. It’s very similar to the Magazine UX we saw on the company’s new tablets at CES, though more informative.

Based on what we’ve seen so far we like the look of Samsung’s new UI, though we imagine the new software will serve as a complementary addition to the standard Android offering, let’s just hope it doesn’t try to replace Google Now entirely.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...