Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8+ UI comparison: are there any major differences?

When the Galaxy S8 and S8+ broke cover back March, it became clear that Samsung did a bit of a visual overhaul on the flagship duo’s TouchWiz interface. The tech giant even renamed TouchWiz to the more regal “Samsung Experience” in accordance with the added layer of polish to the UI.

Today, Sammie unveiled another one of its high-end contenders – the Galaxy Note 8. Apart from the dual-camera setup at the back, the handset’s appearance is almost identical to that of the Galaxy S8+. At a first glance, it looks like the UI has also largely remained …


LG V30 said to sport a pressure-sensitive TouchSense display, with animated UI to match

Not to be outdone by Samsung, LG is planning to introduce a pressure-sensitive display on the upcoming V30 phablet, tip supply chain sources out of Korea today. Previously, it was reported that the Galaxy Note 8 will sport a pressure-sensitive “force touch” display. Samsung already equipped the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with such a tech, but in a limited execution, only where the virtual home button lies, probably for those nostalgically inclined fans that miss the signature physical home key.
What’s not clear for the Note 8 wonder of nature, is whether its …

Leaked Nokia 8 live pictures show the phone's camera UI (hint: it's not pretty)

HMD’s flagship, the Nokia 8 is supposed to be revealed on August 16, which means there’s plenty of time to learn everything there is to know about the flagship. We already know what the handset will look like and we’ve got a pretty good idea of what’s under the hood.

One aspect that remains to be clarified is the software that will power the Nokia 8. Also, we know that the flagship will come with Zeiss optics, but the camera UI might not rise to the expectations some consumers might have.

Although HMD recently transferred the Lumia Camera patent from Microsoft, …

Nokia smartphones might soon come with Lumia Camera UI

Three Nokia-branded smartphones have been unleashed on the market this year, but more are expected to arrive by the end of 2017. Finnish company HMD Global successfully gained possession of many of Microsoft’s design patents after Nokia gave the former the right to use its name for any smartphones, tablets and feature phones plans to launch on the market.

Even though Microsoft still owns trademarks for PureView, ClearBlack and PureMotion technologies, no less than 500 design patents held by the Redmond-based company have been transferred to HMD Global.

These …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (FE) uses Note 7 hardware and specs, but sports Galaxy S8 UI including Bixby


The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition (FE) is official, and is being launched on July 7th. As we told you the other day, South Korean carrier LG Uplus is accepting pre-orders at a price of KRW 700,000 which translates into $611 USD. The latest word is that no more than 400,000 units will be sold in South Korea so that the device doesn’t cannibalize the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note8 phablet. Overseas sales are being considered. The original color options, Black Onyx; Blue Coral; Gold Platinum; and Silver Titanium are available.

There are some small changes from the Samsung Galaxy Note …

OnePlus 5 may get UI themes and a blue light filter, new teasers suggest

Another day, another teaser for the OnePlus 5 has come out ahead of the phone’s official announcement. In fact, two new posts have appeared on the OnePlus Twitter page in the last 24 hours, both giving us hints about changes we can expect.

Te first clue comes in the form of the picture above, captioned “Software designed with style and refinement”, and is obviously pointing to updates in the OxygenOS interface. To be more precise, the various motifs in the background may be a hint at support for UI themes. Currently, OnePlus’s UI only lets you change the color …

Report: Android UI design issues could secretly open up your phone to malicious attacks

Being the most popular smartphone OS worldwide, it is no surprise that Android is provoking great interest among hackers. That is why Google is constantly striving to improve the security of Android-based smartphones by monthly software updates that cure known bugs and security holes. But it is not always just the errors in the code to blame for vulnerabilities – it appears that some deliberate features of the Android user interface can also put mobile devices at risk.

A small team of security experts have recently exposed “design issues” in the Android UI, which, according to them, could …

Google Contacts 2.0 released on Android with new UI, lots of tweaks

The last major update Google’s Contacts app received dates from last year, but with the upcoming launch of Android O, the Mountain View company thought it’s time to refresh the Android app and give it a new look.

The new Contacts 2.0 has been recently released in the Google Play, but an official changelog has yet to be published. The good news is many of the changes included in the update are pretty obvious for anyone using the app on a regular basis.

Contacts 2.0 is all about design, as the app received lots of design enhancements and minor UI tweaks, which should make it more user-friendly. …

Updated UI makes it easier for Android users to video chat on WhatsApp


Video calling launched on WhatsApp last November. Already, the app hosts on an average day 340 million minutes of video calls. There are an average of 55 million video calls made each day on the messaging app, which was purchased by Facebook for a final price of more than $21 billion back in 2014. WhatsApp’s voice and video calls are free, even to other countries. That’s because both features employ a carrier’s internet connection.

Now, WhatsApp has made it easier for Android users to launch video chats thanks to an updated UI. A dedicated video calling button is available that starts …

Google's Fuchsia OS now has a UI for smartphones and tablets

Google has been quietly working on a new operating system called Fuchsia OS, that replaces the Linux kernel used in Android with one called Magenta. This open source OS has expanded from being just a command line to having an actual UI for smartphones and tablets. While Google hasn’t revealed why Fuchsia exists, it is way too early to even speculate on Google’s intentions for the future.

The UI, called Armadillo, scrolls vertically and includes a profile picture, current date, location and battery icon. Above that are a series of cards called “Story cards” that are basically your …