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New Samsung Tizen 2.1 Screenshots Leak, Still Looks Very TouchWiz-ish


Samsung has been hard at work on its Android fork, which has always gone by the name Tizen. Devices launching with this Android-based OS should hit the market sometime in 2014 according to various rumors, and today we are getting another look at what we can expect from the OS. If you are familiar with Samsung’s TouchWiz, then none of these startling images will surprise you. 

As you can see, it’s essentially TouchWiz – very white backgrounds and very colorful foregrounds. It appears Samsung has been testing Tizen with a lot of circle icons, which is interesting. Definitely a bit removed from previous squared icons they have opted for in the past on their current OS skins. On top of that, many of these applications, such as a calendar and calculator look a lot like their TouchWiz counterparts, with only the color scheme being changed. If you ask us, we aren’t the biggest fans, but that shouldn’t be a surprise.

It’s definitely a clean looking OS, although that notification pulldown looks extremely cluttered. What do you think?



Via: SamMobile
  • John

    Apple can’t wait to sue them again

  • TheBeeNet

    All this hype over Tizen and Samsung is so overrated. I am quite sure the competition is hopefully that Samsung will leave Android. Wishful thinking though. Tizen is so not ready for primetime. Samsung would literally be committing suicide if the left Android completely for Tizen.

  • Epic Tea

    Touchwiz is meh, but I actually think this looks better than the current touchwiz, it similar but also different.

  • Korean UI design <<<

  • Dominick_7

    Yuck looks really girly. This can’t be real.

  • Justin Strickland

    Uh…DROID Life… You should probably look over theses “leaks” more carefully. The raunchy typos on the interface are a pretty big give-away that this is not legit content. In all honesty, you should probably pull the article and say you’re sorry.

  • cleffy

    Why is account mispelled? Tizen not ready for prime time! “Accocunt” “Acco-cunt”…..just sounds wrong too

  • Allan

    Holy mother of God. Is this what it’s going to look like?

    And we thought Touchwiz was bad. I guess it’s time to embrace touchwiz before it’s gone, because it looks like Samsung needs to hire better designers. This is so bad the colors are burning retinas.

    “Clean-looking OS”? Clean-looking my ass. I think Samsung has the common sense not to adopt this piece of trash.

  • Kree Terry

    Kill it, KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!

  • Aaron Saellam

    “Driving Mode Test Test” <– not nearly as funny as the rest of the errors, but one none the less. Apple will sue them for sure now.

  • cornerofthemoon

    Looks like a mishmash of Android and webOS

  • ARP

    Tizen isn’t an Android fork, though it is based on Linux.

  • ConCal


  • Austin_tacious

    Touchwiz is ugly and I hate my GS4 for it; but this– this is so much worse.

  • trixnkix637

    I like the first pic, the rest is compiled compacted garbage.

  • WickedToby741

    I wouldn’t really call Tizen an Android fork. Just because it can run Android apps doesn’t make it a fork. That’s like calling BB10 an Android fork. Tizen was born of Bada (Samsung’s old proprietary OS) and MeeGo (itself a combination of Intel’s Moblin and Nokia’s Maemo). To my knowledge, it’s not actually born of Android code (like Amazon’s Fire OS is) except for the Dalvik runtime.

  • This looks pretty good.. for Samsung.

  • Ray

    It looks so… horrible. Looks at the KitKat’s UI on my N5 now and everything looks so clean and crisp. This just looks childish.

  • PhillipCun

    Samsung can’t even design apps with decent UX. How are they going to design a complete OS??

  • Cody Revels

    How about……F***ing ugly??!

  • The design looks horrible. It has some kind of old-y world-y look to it, infact after looking at it for a little bit more, it carry’s some of the awful design language of the Facebook app on Android. Look at the gallery and those blue check-boxes, seem familiar? What about those oval shapes used for text, yes I have also seen that for the new posts notification from within the Facebook app. As for the blogpost itself, Tizen is NOT a fork of android. It’s an OS build from the ground up in collaboration with the Linux foundation and Intel.

  • Droon

    I don’t understand why they do this. Why fork Android, then make a new OS that looks significantly worse? Does Tizen add any functionality that is critically missing from Android? Is it some kind of licensing issue? I just don’t get it.

    I am not saying this looks bad (I will withhold my opinion), but damn, stock Android looks so much better.

  • NexusMan


  • Scott Webber

    What a joke. If they are going to try to kill Android, at least replace it with something designed as well.

  • NexusMan


  • jimbob

    How do you say abomination in Korean?

  • MikeSaver

    Fudge Samsung

  • Jarred Sutherland

    In all seriousness, isn’t Samsung going to get reamed by Google if they release a fork of Android? I am pretty sure that the rules Google sets up with OEMs that produce Android handsets is “NO FORKS OR YOU GET THE GOOGLE BANHAMMER!”? In fact I am sure of it. If they release a product with an Android fork they lose access to the Google Play Store and all APIs.

    • NexusMan

      It is not Android. It’s a competing OS.

      • Jarred Sutherland

        Gotcha. Was a bit confused since the article says it is a fork, but it is in fact, not a fork.

  • Steve B

    It’s confirmed, still looks like complete garbage after all these months.

  • I predict that this will kill Samsung’s huge lead in the Android game. Just one guy’s two cents.