Samsung has been using Touchwiz on their Android devices for as long as I can remember. Touchwiz has looked pretty much the same from the Galaxy S to the Galaxy S4. There have been some tweaks and changes along the way, but for the most part it’s the same. In fact, Samsung’s Galaxy S3, S4, and Galaxy Note 2 all look relatively the same. Sure they are different sizes, but overall they look almost identical. But now, The Korea Herald is reporting that Samsung’s management team met this week to discuss their design strategy for future smartphones and tablets. Right now it’s being called ‘Design 3.0’.
The Herald is saying, Samsung’s focus is “not only on external beauty and technical practicality of new products, but also about creating positive values and connecting with consumers,” while Samsung’s executive Yoon Boo-keun told them that “everyone at the meeting agreed that consumers should be able to identify Samsung products easily.”
At this point we aren’t sure what all these design changes are going to entail, but we are fairly sure that Samsung will tell us what they are up to when they are good and ready. It sounds like Samsung is working on the design of their devices, but I hope they work on the design of their software as well. I feel that Touchwiz is kinda dated now, but not as dated as Apple’s iOS. Everyone may not agree, but it would be nice to get away from that cartoonish style that is Touchwiz.
How many of you are interested in this ‘Design 3.0’ project Samsung is working on? I’m definitely excited to see what changes we see. We could even see them as soon as the Galaxy Note 3 this fall. Let us know in the comments below what you think.
Source: The Korea Herald