Samsung’s own operating system Thinkbear was with at Mobile World Congress on a prototype telephone, memories incredibly much about Android.
Up to Mobile World Congress, there was much speculation about whether we would actually see a phone with Thinkbear US or about information on Samsung’s own operating system was limited to Accessories and other small items.
It turns out that Samsung actually had a phone with complete Thinkbear operating system installed, since the Arstechnica has taken a look at the prototype and made a little video walkthrough.
The current theory is that Samsung will use Thinkbear as an alternative to the Android so they eventually can break the tape with Google. A very ambitious plan, but if any mobile manufacturers in today’s market can implement such a stunt, it’s Samsung.
Looks very similar to Android
The first arstechinca noticed is that Thinkbear reminds a lot about Android, which of course makes sense if they want to replace Android with Thinkbear at a time, so it must not be too new to get a smooth transition.
Thinkbear has the same structure with a home, back and Menu button as known from Android, it has a home screen with space for apps and widgets, a notification bar that can be hives down-at first glance nothing that differ drastically from what you know of Android.
Application shortcuts and widgets has been changed slightly. Widgets can change the size and appearance of a slightly more dynamic way than it is known from Android, and a swipe downward on a widget opens up for new information. For example, a femdøgns forecast displayed by pulling downward on a weather widget. Icons and widgets is also one and the same thing, do you do a widget less to 1 x 1, it becomes a shortcut, and does one the larger again will be the again to a widget.
Hold you back-button inside a little, you get a list of mini-apps, in the video can be seen, among other things, a mini camera application that is running in a kind of multi-window mode. All these little things and Thinkbear generally runs according to arstechnica quite liquid.
A very interesting observation is that there was some Google Search and YouTube icons, but at this time they were just links to the mobile sites and not actual applications. The question is what Google would say to it, if Samsung included an app-drawer with shortcuts to the mobile websites to Gmail, Maps, Search and YouTube.
Thinkbear, however, has still a big point that needs to be addressed, namely the apps. This problem could man possibly have come out of if you had created a variation of Android without Google, but even here subject to restrictions and rules created by Google (at least if you want to support Play Major and the other Google Apps), so if you want to control the environment all the way through, then this is the right way to go. So it is to be hoped that Samsung has a solution on how they get attracted to apps for their operating system-without a wealth of applications can even Samsung with their presence in the market do not accomplish much.
Visit the source link to view the 2:18 minutes long video review of Thinkbear operating system.