Good move by Samsung team, waiting for the release
LOL owned by apple......
Why don't you decrease the size of icons to show 5 x 5 icons. Great for S2 screen since it has large space.
AnonD-16241, 10 Oct 2011good innovation. samsung for the world. love the big buttons. my next phone.no need big icons
when this update will be available?
good innovation. samsung for the world. love the big buttons. my next phone.
this is a feature for old people. calm down people... jeez.....
willstay, 10 Oct 2011They should instead switch to 5 icons per row to make sue of the huge display.Agree 100%
Bigger icons on bigger screens are definitely eyecandy
That is going back to Bada 1.0/1.2 OS system ...
Maybe that is also why Bada 2.01 OS has been delayed as it shares the near same Galaxy S II UI.
A bit silly if you ask me, Apple do not own left to right scrolling or 4 by 4 grid ...
To the person that said it looks like Symbian S60v5 or S^3, the big difference is use of Folders in Symbian thus adding another layer to get to the app as the firmware cant handle big grids.
This post is incorrect. Samsung will release this in an update as an option that can be activated for those with poorer sight. Your phone can stay the way it is currently.
One thing is certain...i wont update my sgs2 if the huge icones arent optional. i love the way they look now!
it's for the elderly, and it is optional
(not a replacement for the current launcher)
"'Large-lettered Home'...Menu's are magnified by 130% for elderly users who find it difficult to use smartphones"
why 3 i say go with 5 icons, screen i wide enough to take 5 icons :) :-)
Those who use non-stock ROMs or just different launchers - no matter.
What nonsense! The article does say that the size of the icons will be hopefully OPTIONAL. So you can always choose to keep the current size. And moreover, it is not clear whether the so called "update" will only update the Icons thing or will it give us the firmware update (android 2.3.5 at least if not 2.3.7) we, the owners of SGS II in INDIA, have been waiting for. India has been waiting for a Firmware Update for months, and Samsung is not replying to our queries posted on their Twitter & Facebook accounts. While the rest of the world has been updated to KI series, India is still stuck with KF3 firmware!
Can't trust this article. Seems to be nonsense. If the Icon size change is not optional then nobody will take this update! What utter nonsense!
[deleted post]Thanks Joe, very nice of you to update us.
Samsung fans, welcome to your future lol.
They should instead switch to 5 icons per row to make sue of the huge display.
Lol.. This is just optional update for old-age people's presbyopia.