At the World Handset Forum in Shanghai, Samsung announced they would expand their use of Macromedia Flash as the user interface (UI) for phones. Earlier this year, the manufacturer launched the SCH-S260 in Korea, it is the company's first phone with a UI built in Flash. Flash UIs allow companies to build more graphically rich menus, the look and feel of which can be totally changed just by downloading a new file. Samsung said they will now build GSM phones with the Flash UI for markets outside of Korea.
Now THAT's going to be something interesting.........
For those who do not know, Flash is VERY powerful. Not to mention it's very ... well... "Flashy". It's going to be great for animated menus. Plus, flash is actually pretty easy to program..... well, it's easy to animate. I'm looking foward to that. I will be one of the first people with this phone.
I agree. We have seen phones with cameras, video, titanium shells, lights, 3d Motion, diamonds, bells, whistles, things that slide, swivel, pop out, disappear, and some things that move just for the heck of it. Now, hear is an idea that completely r... (continues)
Silvernix said: For those who do not know, Flash is VERY powerful. Not to mention it's very ... well... "Flashy". It's going to be great for animated menus. Plus, flash is actually pretty easy to program..... well, it's easy to ani
You will be able to play Flash games on your phone. I've seen some sample demnostrations of the SCH-S260 sold in South Korea playing Flash games. It was really neat. The potential for this new UI is limitless.
Another thing is, one of the best things about these phones is hopefully it will have the ability to view flash files on your phone. They're are ALOT of good flash movies out there that would be great to view over the phone.