It’s been a while without Samsung news and then two things come along at once. First of all Samsung has an epic fail moment with Michael Bay and today it seems that Samsung has invented Windows 8 on a tablet.
Samsung announced the iPhablet killers with 2 new Galaxy based tablets which come in at 12″. Announced after the rumor sites started suggesting that Apple would release “something” bigger.
On top of that announcement Samsung revealed…
A personalized Magazine UX, specifically optimized for a large screen, allows users to further tailor their Galaxy tablet experience for their own needs. The UX enables them to organize their favorite content in an easy-to-use dashboard with automatic feed or news updates and then quickly access the most frequently used apps for a more comfortable reading experience. By utilizing a screen size that is more comparable to traditional magazine-sized material, content is easier to view in its original format when reading digital magazines or e-books.
Well done Samsung. You got bored of ripping off Apple and then turned your attention to Microsoft. I’d place a bet that MS will love the attention rather than trying to protect it’s intellectual properties.
When asked about similarities between Windows 8.1 and the Magazine UX, Samsung’s senior director of product planning dismissed the claims. He went on to say that it doesn’t matter and as long as consumers like it, they can compare it to Windows or something else.