Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Jun 2013 21:44 UTC, submitted by Straylight
Intel "Intel is planning its own UI overlay, codenamed 'Obsidian', that it will bring to the mobile operating system Tizen and possibly Android. A source working at Intel has tipped Ars with several early screenshots and some video of Intel's Obsidian project, which includes a handful of unique UI touches."
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Doomed direction?
by moondevil on Wed 12th Jun 2013 06:27 UTC
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Tizen is yet to make any impact on the market and they keep changing the OS foundations.

Any wonder this isn't going anywhere?

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RE: Doomed direction?
by swift11 on Wed 12th Jun 2013 07:41 UTC in reply to "Doomed direction?"
swift11 Member since:
2012-08-23

A UI is an OS foundation ? That's a new concept, for sure.
Intel is not going to sell phones btw, so its probably a prototype UI for Android/Tizen.

Edited 2013-06-12 07:47 UTC

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RE[2]: Doomed direction?
by moondevil on Wed 12th Jun 2013 08:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Doomed direction?"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

It is a foundation for everyone that builds applications on top of it.

Ever heard of OS UI design guidelines and UI APIs?

Edited 2013-06-12 08:25 UTC

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RE[3]: Doomed direction?
by swift11 on Wed 12th Jun 2013 08:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Doomed direction?"
swift11 Member since:
2012-08-23

The UX guide has been published in May: https://developer.tizen.org/documentation/ux-guide

Afaik it hasn't been modified.

Edited 2013-06-12 08:53 UTC

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RE[4]: Doomed direction?
by moondevil on Wed 12th Jun 2013 09:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Doomed direction?"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

yet

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Comment by Coxy
by Coxy on Wed 12th Jun 2013 07:18 UTC
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2006-07-01

It's open source... of course it's not going anywhere... and when it is just about usable somebody will fork it... and set development back a year by taking half the developers with it...

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RE: Comment by Coxy
by hussam on Wed 12th Jun 2013 07:54 UTC in reply to "Comment by Coxy"
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2006-08-17

It's open source... of course it's not going anywhere... and when it is just about usable somebody will fork it... and set development back a year by taking half the developers with it...

Is that some sort of obligatory comment people feel the need to troll in new posts every once in a while? ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by Coxy
by Coxy on Wed 12th Jun 2013 07:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Coxy"
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2006-07-01

Probably, in the same way some people feel the need to use the word troll just because someone has a different opinion from them, or says something that the other doesn't want to hear ;)

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RE[3]: Comment by Coxy
by hussam on Wed 12th Jun 2013 11:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Coxy"
hussam Member since:
2006-08-17

Probably, in the same way some people feel the need to use the word troll just because someone has a different opinion from them, or says something that the other doesn't want to hear ;)

touché ;)

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RE: Comment by Coxy
by lucas_maximus on Wed 12th Jun 2013 15:07 UTC in reply to "Comment by Coxy"
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2009-08-18

I feel that getting a project out the door with a few rough edges is important to keep devs interested and the project viable.

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Old
by sbenitezb on Wed 12th Jun 2013 19:52 UTC
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2005-07-22

Looks old and boring, more suited to a Blackberry.

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Another smart phone interface?
by cmost on Thu 13th Jun 2013 01:12 UTC
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2006-07-16

Do we really need another smart phone interface? I've noticed that Firefox and Ubuntu are trying to get in the game with their own Smart Phone OSs. That's nice and all but personally I find the raw, vanilla Android experience on my Galaxy Nexus to be superb. I am planning on buying a shiny new Samsung S4 sans fluff directly from Google Play in the near future. Android is evolving by leaps and bounds and Google seems to be on top of the fragmentation problem that plagued earlier versions and has a system in place now to help mitigate that. I'm all for letting Google reign supreme! Thoughts?

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RE: Another smart phone interface?
by glarepate on Thu 13th Jun 2013 05:02 UTC in reply to "Another smart phone interface?"
glarepate Member since:
2006-01-04

My thoughts are:

1.) It's really unlikely you will ever see this UI on an actual phone held in your hand. Carriers and manufacturers are known to add their own UI (or just some UI touches) before offering a phone to end users. Phones with a non-ARM CPU will prob'ly get the same treatment and testers and developers will have a default UI to use if they are going to use a 'raw' Tizen handset.

2.) Learning new stuff is good for your brain. So don't learn it if you don't want to. Intel's UI is not the only phone interface out there. It's not out there yet either.

You may even have to pay someone for a phone that actually uses it in order to learn it. Double Bonus! You could avoid the UI and conserve cash by not buying one.

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RE: Another smart phone interface?
by swift11 on Thu 13th Jun 2013 13:17 UTC in reply to "Another smart phone interface?"
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2012-08-23

I'm all for letting Google reign supreme!

The NSA would probably agree.

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