Posts Tagged ‘UX widgetization’

Latest Samsung Omnia ROM leak got a Widget Fever

January 12th, 2009


Thanks to the 2008 Holiday Season, The Samsung Omnia is pretty much everywhere and in case you missed it for xmas and the new year eve. there was a ROM leak for it that shows that there are more widgets to come and the hint of a possible Yahoo Widget partnership for the Omnia because it looks you will be able to download widget directly from Yahoo in the short term future.

Many of the leaked widgets may come from the TouchWiz improvements in this area announced for the AnyCall Haptic 2 for the Korean market that comes with a default selection of 50 widgets.

samsungomniawidget1           samsungomniawidget2

it sure is still comforting for anyone with a Omnia that Samsung is showing commitment to their Phones by adding more and more widget as they also release fixes.

The New Widgets and Main Features you get with this ROM are:

– New Favorite Settings
– Customize widget (Show/Hide widget)
– AccuWeather widget
– Yahoo Finance widget
– CNN widget
– Google Search widget
– New Opera build 15233
– Samsung Mobile Blog</SPAN< span>

You can download the leaked ROM. but everyone must be warned that since it is a leaked and a beta ROM. there are no guarantees it will work perfectly or that it will work in the first place. only download if you know what you are getting into.

Samsung Omnia ROM DXHL1 

*Update* i know the link now direct nowhere. you can also look it up here:

via wmpoweruser

Google Gadgets for Gmail

November 4th, 2008

And the Widgetization Gadgetization at Google continues with Gmail being the new google property to get them. from now on you will be able to get a Google Calendar and Google Docs Gadget for your Gmail sidebar.

This will let you see your latest marked appointments in google calendar and your latest google docs. nice to have if you spend a lot of time in Gmail and your are not fond of using iGoogle.

You can also force other Gadgets to fit in your sidebar by using its XML URL but it is not recommended because it ends up being counter productive. but this open up the gate for all kinds of productivity based gadgets to get into gmail. a good thing again if gmail is your most used Google Service.

For more details visit the Official Entry in the Gmail Blog

via TC

Samsung Anycall Haptic 2 announced, comes with TouchWIZ and 50 Widgets by default

September 29th, 2008


Ok, Samsung has gone completely crazy and overboard with TouchWIZ. as if it was not enough with the announcement of their new Photo Centric, 8mp camera and TouchWIZ phone. they are now announcing the second version of the Samsung Anycall Haptic. a phone that i wrote about just a little over 6 months ago as it was the second to sport TouchWIZ.

The frame of the phone seems to share half of the Omnia look and half of the Pixon look. the Anycall is multimedia centric and it comes with Digital Mobile TV, 4gb or 16gb SSD options and improvements in multi touch, haptics and responsiveness compared to the first Anycall Haptic. but that is not all. it comes fully packed with Samsung TouchWIZ Widgets. it carries 50 TouchWIZ Widgets from the let go. that is quite a selection. does that means that those are all the TouchWIZ Widget available considering that the Pixon comes with 18 by default?. that is the question left unanswered right now. but 50 widgets should suffice to anyone for the first months. given the pace they got. a new Omnia Software Update should not be far away. i will of course keep you posted.

via Telecoms Korea

Samsung Pixon M8800 reviewed, comes with TouchWIZ and 18 Widgets

September 29th, 2008


The pace of the Mobile Industry is blazing fast now in Korea. just last week i posted about the LG Renoir KC910 and wondered how Samsung would respond to it and its 8mb pixels camera and such. it results they already had a response in the plans with the M8800 known as PIXON.


While it may not responds in a Spec vs Spec way it does look to blow away the LG Renoir on two areas: The Camera and The Widgets.

Mobile Review have a extensive review of the device and in one part of it talk about the Widgets in the Device and claim almost 20. i personally counted 18 from the screens they show and the list they make of them. so i will go with 18.

       widget03        set08

they also mention that you can load  TouchWIZ Widgets from a Samsung website. i wonder if that also work in the WM6.1 +TouchWIZ  Omnia or just for Samsung OS +TouchWIZ phones. i had never seen the mention of a samsung TouchWIZ widgets website anywhere else before.

So, if you want to have a look at the phone. check the review. a good choice if you are interested in a 8mp camera phone.

Review of GSM/UMTS-handset Samsung PIXON M8800 via Mobile.Review

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