Looks like we’re back at it again with a no app drawer Android user interface. Samsung recently launched a beta program for those who are proud owners of the Galaxy Note 5 located in China and Korea. Here’s the catch, there’s no app drawer located in the UX.
The missing app drawer all started with Google and the rumor mill of Android N not having an app drawer and going the way of Apple’s iOS layout. To some, there was a great panic in the air because users were used to their apps being in an app drawer. Then Android N previews came out and the app drawer was still there and that quickly ended the no app drawer debate. If Samsung is going this route, just like LG did in their recent flagship, the LG G5, you’ll end up having all your icons on one screen and so one. Of course on the LG G5, users have the ability to download launcher applications in the Play Store and you can still get the app drawer, but you’ll have to download their UX from LG Smart World.
Take a look at a couple of the Samsung Beta UX below:
Even though this is just a beta and only for the Note 5, it may or may not reach future devices Samsung comes out with. If they do take out the app drawer, I’m sure they’ll allow you to get it back one way or another. This may also be testing for the next Note series device, the Note 6 or 7, or whatever it’ll be called.
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