Samsung Adds Option for Bigger Icons to Samsung Galaxy S II

October 11, 2011

Prompted by requests from Galaxy S II owners, Samsung Electronics has recently made the Samsung Galaxy S II more user-friendly by releasing an update for the handset to be able to display bigger icons.

Unfortunately (or not–depends on you), the update is limited to Korean versions of the Samsung Galaxy S II only and is currently available only in Korea. There is a possibility of releasing the update globally, although Samsung remains undecided on the matter.

According to the company’s official global blog Samsung Tomorrow, “numerous consumer requests” spurred the release of the update, which Samsung employees humorously refer to as “Senior Mode.”

Fears have arisen over whether the user interface will start sporting bigger icons permanently after the update. The company assured Galaxy S II owners that bigger icons are optional rather than a mandatory feature. The update carrying the new option for bigger icons won’t make users lose their current user interface on the Galaxy S II, said Samsung.

Samsung reached peak sales of the Galaxy S II, making the device an uncontested best-selling smartphone worldwide. The flagship Android smartphone from Samsung carries a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen display, a 1.2-GHz dual-core processor, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Samsung released the device last July.

Does your Samsung Galaxy S II need the bigger icons option? Or have you found a way (an Android app, perhaps) to display bigger icons on your Galaxy S II? What other user interface improvements do you wish to see on your Android smartphone?

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