TouchWiz might have remained mostly unchanged when it comes to the overall user interface in the last few years, but that doesn’t mean Samsung isn’t constantly trying out new ways to improve the user experience on its devices. As a patent applied for by Samsung in Korea has revealed, the company might be working on something it calls Iconic UX, a user interface that seems to be based on putting multiple apps on the same screen at the same time. Each app would have its icon at the right edge, and it also looks like these apps would be able to share data with each other, similar to how data can be dropped between different apps in Samsung’s Multi-Window feature.
The interface seen in the patent also resembles Samsung’s Magazine UX seen on the company’s tablets, and the My Magazine app on its devices. It’s unclear if the Iconic UX is for the entire software or only for the multitasking part – as we’ve seen over the years, Samsung has constantly tried to improve the multitasking experience on Android, at least on the Galaxy Note devices, and the Iconic UX might be a UX that puts multitasking front and center. However, given Google tightly controls how Android looks and feels, it’s likely this new interface would make an appearance on Samsung’s in-house OS Tizen.
Check out the images of this so-called Iconic UX below, and let us know what you think of this new interface that may or may not make it to Samsung phones and tablets in the near future.