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Images and video show Intel's Obsidian UI for Tizen

12 March, 2014 | Read the news | Post your comment
Images and video show Intel's Obsidian UI for Tizen - read the full textTizen gets mentioned mostly in association with Samsung indeed the company has the only retail-ready devices but Intel is the other big player. It turns out that the chipmaker has a reference device, codenamed Josephine, and its own UI, called Obsidian. Samsung leans towards a TouchWiz...

 

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I have to congratulate Intel on their effort to create something innovative for Tizen, but if they wan't this UI to become a seccess story they have to work harder. It still looks very ugly

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  • 2014-03-14 11:59
  • p@u{

The video is a fake. Last year Tizen prototype had a totaly diferent body shape.

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  • 2014-03-13 13:35
  • nDyJ

turn it 45 degrees ; that`s their way into the market ; such an original idea won`t go unmarked in history! absolutely humiliating! I was expecting sth new like metro , even better

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  • 2014-03-13 09:49
  • Linp

Not my favorite layout. Seems pretty blah. Nothing fresh or interesting that I can see.

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  • 2014-03-12 21:24
  • RYfI

v used to get pokemon cards in that similar diamond shape with a snack called dip sticks here in india...

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  • 2014-03-12 18:10
  • vQ{r

If it would look as on screens it would be great. This icons are cool and noone did something like that before. Square = Apple, Bulging square = Nokia, Circle = Google+. Diamond? Noone.

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  • 2014-03-12 16:01
  • pmnC

hi i want to somthing difarent jast like nokia

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  • 2014-03-12 15:25
  • 9ENJ

> In reply to M and M @ 2014-03-12 12:01 from m4Ih - click to readNo, they are not. Our preference for orthogonality is a result of growing up in an environment with a lot of horizontals and verticals. It is technically much easier to design a display which is rectangular, and this packs rectangular icons more efficiently, but in fact we manage perfectly well with a roughly circular field of view from our eyes, and people who have grown up in non-linear environments (such as some African societies) need a learning process to interpret our Western rectangular world.

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  • 2014-03-12 14:26
  • 3GVJ

Guess who is goana be sued by apple?

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  • 2014-03-12 13:50
  • 0C1T

Lol after seeing the UI. Definitely looks like made for kids. Gross, perhaps the ugliest, unimpressive and uninspiring
UI ever seen! This OS is doomed to be a failure.

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  • 2014-03-12 13:00
  • t1$A

Thered a reason why all the iperating systems to date use rectangular grids and icons: our brains are hard wired to operate in an ortgonal environment,....this is why this is the most stupid ui you can come up with, probably the brainchilt of a lousy designer and dumb, ignorant ceo.

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  • 2014-03-12 12:01
  • m4Ih

who cares about this new OS's? if the big OS's is already available - Android and iOS.

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  • 2014-03-12 11:26
  • UNAe

Dear GSMArena editor,

It is called BlackBerry 10 OS ... And not BlackBerry OS 10.

When you say BlackBerry OS, you will be referring to the BBOS of the Legacy devices ...

Thank you

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  • 2014-03-12 11:23
  • aaNg

I can't wait to get my hands on Tizen, but I'm not liking this diamond shape icons. IMO The look feels unorganized to me.

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  • 2014-03-12 11:10
  • vFrW

iOS keyboard? But it's a good thing:)

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  • 2014-03-12 10:57
  • 9xx6

Go Samsung and Intel! !!

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  • 2014-03-12 10:52
  • X3t2

I really don't like that UI. I hope it's not final yet.

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  • 2014-03-12 10:50
  • 2@Yf

My god, why so ugly?

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  • 2014-03-12 10:45
  • maGX

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