Users won’t be able to disable Magazine UX, the Samsung UI that “dismayed” Google
Magazine UX will be a fixture of the user experience on the new TabPRO and NotePRO tablets, as users won’t be able to disable it.
Samsung announced yesterday that the NotePRO 12.2, TabPRO 8.4, and TabPRO 10.1 will start shipping in the United States on February 13, with the TabPRO 12.2 to follow sometime in March. One of the core software features of these new devices is Magazine UX, a tile-based homescreen replacement that serves info such as weather, news, and social updates in widgets that users can configure and resize. Some compare Magazine UX with Windows Phone’s UI, but the truth is tiles are a growing trend in UI design, making appearances in HTC’s BlinkFeed, the feed aggregator Flipboard, and other apps.