Will iOS 7 Kill the iPhone?

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In a non-scientific test involving a baby recorded on a short 35-second YouTube video clip, it appears that Apple’s iOS 6 may in fact be more intuitive to use than the new iOS 7 beta that was introduced at WWDC earlier this summer and is scheduled for a fall launch. If iPhone fatigue was a […]

Brain Control May be Samsung’s Next Big Thing for Galaxy Phones, Tabs

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Samsung is quickly showing that it can create new experiences and user experiences with eye-tracking and smart sensing technologies that were showcased on the Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone, but the next wave of Samsung innovation may bring the sensing to your mind through brain control. Originally conceived of as a way for users with mobility […]

A Phablet Owner’s Wishlist for Android 5.0: Forced Tablet UIs

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Over the last few years, Google has made great strides in bringing a great user experience to the smartphone and to the tablet. With the debut of the Motorola Xoom almost two years ago, Google debuted Android 3.0, which for the first time brought the Android OS to the big screen officially with a new […]

Touchless Phones to Become the Future for Huawei

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When Apple had announced the iPhone in 2007, it brought with it the disruptive technology known as capacitive touchscreen, and since then we’ve seen this employed on a number of handsets using various platforms such as Google’s Android, Microsoft’s Windows Phone, HP/Palm’s webOS, Nokia’s Symbian, and Research in Motion’s BlackBerry OS. Now, it seems that […]

Cornerstone Hack Brings ‘Windows’ to CM9 ROMs for Android Tablets

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Cornerstone is a new hack that brings a more efficient multitasking experience to Android tablets running on CyanogenMod 9 ROMs. While both Google and Apple have made strides with the tablet experience on Android and iOS slates respectively, neither consumer mobile tablet operating systems go far enough to bring true desktop-like multitasking. On Google’s Honeycomb […]

Fragmentation Coming to an End Under Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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Not only is Ice Cream Sandwich ushering in an era of a more refined Android experience for Google, but the latest mobile OS designed to unify smartphones and tablets will also unify the Android ecosystem. With the introduction of Ice Cream Sandwich, we may begin to see the end of fragmentation when it comes to […]

Research: Got Fat Fingers? Avoid Amazon’s Kindle Fire

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While Amazon’s entry into the Android tablet market in the form of the Kindle Fire is garnering a lot of attention and sales, a new research study from Nielsen Norman Group doesn’t put the tablet in favorable light. Highlighting usability issues, a poor user experience, and problems with touch on the device’s seven-inch screen, Nielsen […]

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S

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The iPhone 4S jailbreak is on the way, and while many of us are excited about the ability to customize and do more with the iPhone 4S, there are a number of reasons you shouldn’t jailbreak your new iPhone. Jailbreaking refers to unlocking areas of your iPhone that Apple has locked down, so that you can customize the experience, […]

TouchWiz UI Update Coming to Galaxy Tab 10.1 August 5th

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Though Samsung had stated earlier that it would release a special softare update to its Android 3.1 Honeycomb Galaxy Tab 10.1 slates to New York City patrons first, the company is only now announcing that the same update will be coming this Friday, August 5th, to owners of the company’s WiFi-only slates. Targeting the WiFi-only […]

Nokia to Make Windows Phone 7 Apps Compatible With Rival Handsets

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While Nokia and Microsoft are hard at work on enhancing the experience of Windows Phone 7 once the platform launches on Nokia-made hardware later this year, the company has gone on record to say that special apps created by Nokia for the platform will not only work on the company’s branded phones, but also on […]

Motorola Blurring Out MOTO BLUR in the Future

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After receiving consumer feedback, Motorola has announced that it will phase out the MOTO BLUR name, the trademarked name of its custom Android user interface. Though elements of MOTO BLUR will remain and ship on devices, Motorola will not be referring to its devices as having the MOTO BLUR experience. It’s unclear how the company […]

Microsoft to Show Off Windows 8 Tablet UI Next Week?

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Microsoft may be getting ready to show off a refreshed user interface and user experience for its Windows 8 tablet environment next week at the All Things Digital conference. The tablet UI will closely resemble the Metro UI on Windows Phone 7 to help users access important information quickly. News of the rumored preview of […]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, 10.1 with Samsung UX Hands-On Video

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At CTIA, we got to take a look at the new Galaxy Tabs in larger screen sizes than the original 7-inch release. With the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1, Samsung was showing off its new user interface on top of Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the first sort of customizations to the user experience to Honeycomb […]

SPB Shell 3D Offers a New Way to Navigate Android

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Tired of the stale Android UI or aren’t happy with what device-makers are slapping onto Android? SPB Shell 3D may be the solution for those looking to jazz up their device’s user interfaces. As its name implies, SPB Shell 3D offers a 3D user interface through a rotating carousel–sort of similar to what we’ve seen […]

Should Every Exec in the PC Industry Buy a Mac?

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High-end PC veteran and current Microsoft GM of  System Experience, Entertainment Rahul Sood suggests every executive in the PC industry should use a MacBook in a Facebook post yesterday. That’s not a bad idea in my book and could perhaps teach some valuable lessons. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Rahul Sood’s resume, […]

Ixonos Brings Windows to Android UI

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Ixonos is looking to bring windows–not Microsoft Windows–to the Android user interface, with the aim of bringing better multi- and parallel-tasking support inside the mobile operating system. The innovation brought by Ixonos would allow users to manipulate a second app inside a windows on top of the main Android app window, so for instance a […]

MeeGo UX for tablets demoed

Undeterred by a week of bad news, Intel is demonstrating the tablet user experience for MeeGo at Mobile World Congress. Our friends at Netbook News have an excellent video of a demo unit in which they ask some very important questions.