Samsung looks like it’s playing the sneaky disguise-a-phone game Apple so famously played — wrap your next generation phone’s hardware in a body that looks exactly like current models, at least from a cursory glance. This time we get a glimpse at Samsung’s musings over its new UI, and it looks like Samsung’s not all that happy with Google’s button layout.
Apparently, Samsung has decided to swap the task switcher and back buttons over, as well as beef up that menu button, making it a tad easier to stab at with chunky fingers. Of course, this could just be one variant Samsung was testing, and what we’ll get out at the end will be something different. But it does tell us one thing — Samsung’s actually thinking quite carefully about its TouchWiz integration with Ice Cream Sandwich, so maybe it’ll actually be worth keeping this time, even for Android purists. [SlashGear]
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