Battle of the smartphone user interfaces

We take a look at the different skins and user interfaces available on smartphones today to see which is best for businesses.

The Acer UI also includes Acer's album which is an HTC TouchFLO-like interface for viewing your photos, although it's not as smooth as HTC's alternative.



The stripes include Settings, Applications and Today. Simply swipe up one of these strips to access the full sub menu.

The clock is always displayed at the top of the screen, so you'll know what time it is whichever homescreen you're currently on, although again this can be changed to the information screen where you can view emails and SMS messages, the task manager, a redesigned calendar or clock by tapping to the left of it.

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Toshiba's interface is colourful and attractive, although it still exposes a lot of the Windows interface.


Samsung UI

It works the same as Touchwiz on non-smartphones, with a panel to the left of the screen full of widgets. Simply drag and drop these onto the main body of the homescreen and you can fire them up from by tapping on them.

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