Samsung testing updated Galaxy Note UI
Owners of the Galaxy Note 5 in South Korea or China can register to be in a beta program for testing Samsung's next Galaxy Note GUI update called "New Note UX". The most important changes so far apparently relate to the App Drawer as this is now disabled by default. Thus, all new app icons will now land directly on the Home screen not unlike on most Android handsets. The App Drawer can still be reactivated if the owner wishes. Otherwise, most of the cosmetic changes are minor including more rounded corners for app icons and a redesigned dropdown menu.
It remains to be see whether or not Samsung will launch the updated UI for Galaxy Note users worldwide or if the update will remain exclusive to Asian territories. Sources close to Playfuldroid claim that Samsung is already preparing for a global rollout by August. If true, this may coincide with the reveal and launch of the Galaxy Note 5 successor.
The South Korean manufacturer hinted at an upcoming reveal with a teaser image of the Galaxy Note 7. The series will purportedly skip the "Note 6" name in order to be numerically in line with the Galaxy S7 and upcoming iPhone 7.