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the Honeycomb UI on tablets, but that doesn't mean it's necessarily the 3.0 way or the highway. We've already seen software fettler SBP's custom UI work for Android handsets; now the company has sent us some videos of its new Tablet UI Engine. As before - and to the frustration of many interested users - SPB doesn't plan to offer end-users either UI, only OEMs. They'll be able to customize the layout and the widgets, adding in their own content and carrier-specific tweaks to differentiate the interface as they see fit. Four different default layouts are demonstrated, including a basic three-pane UI of app shortcuts, widgets and a task manager, a 3D side-scrolling panorama similar to Honeycomb's native interface, and a pinch-zoom navigated "underwater" theme. In a similar vein, a "universe" theme which moves through a 3D stack of apps and widgets might be more suited to a single-point touchscreen. SPB couldn't tell us the names of the OEMs and customers it's working with, but we're told interest has been very strong since the company began showing off the UI concepts late last year. That could mean we'll see more customized Android slates in the very near future. [vms c69b48737cc0c92d0f3a]
MIUI is a very sleek, smooth, and clean user interface and ROM for Android. You have probably heard of them, or seen video's of their UI. Just like CyanogenMod, and MoDaCo, they build Rom's and have a pretty large following. They are lovers of Android that have developed a completely unique spin on Android and it's UI. Hold on though, Get ready for whats next!
Intuitive User Interfaces have launched their first "one-touch solution" for Android, a predictive UI that learns from how the device is used and adapts the interface accordingly. Intuitive UI not only learns which apps and contacts are frequently accessed, but the times of the day at which the user does so. It then dynamically adapts its UI accordingly; the company gives the example of an Android user who regularly checks their email first thing in the morning, and whose phone would therefore offer one-touch access to the relevant account at that time, and then who habitually calls home on the commute home, and so would have the speed-dial for that number offered front and center at that time. According to Intuitive UI, the app is available now for Android (and other versions for different platforms will follow shortly). We can't spot it in the Android Market, however, but have a request in for more details. [via MEX] Press Release: Intuitive User Interfaces Introduces One Touch User Experience for Mobile Phones Intuitive User Interfaces' Underlying Technology is Based on Understanding and Predicting Which Actions Users Want to Perform in Various Situations, and Enabling Those Actions With One Touch Intuitive User Interfaces, a developer of innovative technologies which improve and simplify the user experience of mobile phones, today launched its pioneering, one-touch solution for mobile phones, which is based on smart prediction algorithms. Intuitive User Interfaces' underlying technology is based on understanding and predicting which actions users want to perform in various situations, and enabling those actions simply and instantaneously. Those personal, situation-based actions are presented in a unique, intuitive 3D User Interface. The company's technology was developed with a main goal in mind: to make the actions a user wishes to carry out in any given situation available in a simple and intuitive way. The solution has three major aspects:
- Personal - The phone understands which features and actions are important to different users, as each individual user utilizes the phone differently.
- Relevant - Users perform different actions in different scenarios. By identifying these associations, a set of the most relevant actions for a specific situation is presented to the user.
- Intuitive - The activation of these actions is easy, simple and instantaneous.