Is the Galaxy Tab UI an iPad rip-off?

Summary:The user interface of Samsung's Galaxy Tab slate, as revealed in a teaser video earlier this week, is a rip-off of Apple's iPad user interface, so claims The Gadgets.

The user interface (UI) of Samsung's Galaxy Tab slate, as revealed in a teaser video earlier this week, is a rip-off of Apple's iPad user interface, so claims The Gadgets.

We’ve got some shots from Samsung’s teaser video revealing several UI elements of the Galaxy Tab. We’ve got them compared with the iPad UI. To our disappointment, they are very much same as the iPad.

 

Here’s the QWERTY keyboard of the Samsung Galaxy Tab on the left and the virtul QWERTY of the iPad on the right. Yea, I have to tell you, otherwise you’d think both are the snaps of the iPad QWERTY at different angles.

I dunno. There are similarities, but then neither Apple or Samsung are reinventing the wheel here. Stuff looks like other stuff, people need to get over this.

One thing that does strike me is how Samsung seems to be able to cram more features onto the screen without making the UI look cluttered. Take the email client for example:

To my eye, this looks more like the Gmail interface.

I'm far more concerned about screen size and price than a few similarities in the UI to the iPad.

Topics: Hardware, Browser, Collaboration, iPad, Mobility, Samsung

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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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