It seems like Samsung working on a BlackBerry Hub-esque Focus app for its upcoming Galaxy Note 6, according to these reports. If anything to believe, Samsung could be bringing an all-in-one messaging, scheduling, and contacts Hub to the rumored Galaxy Note 6 with the introduction of Samsung Focus in the next few weeks.
BlackBerry 10 however might have failed to be relevant in the mobile platform, but taking BlackBerry Hub into consideration, it was undoubtedly be one of the best gesture-loaded operating system. Acts like a communication hub that integrates various services such as emails, social networks, and instant messengers to give users a central location from which to access and respond to incoming texts, manage calendar invites and much more. That Samsung recognizes of what the BlackBerry 10 OS-based BlackBerry Hub provides and looking to do the same with its own creation, by introducing its Samsung Focus app.
Samsung rumored to be planning to come up with its own implementation of BB Hub-ques, launched alongside the Galaxy Note 6. Apparently, this BlackBerry Hub-ish Samsung app will be called Focus and will radically integrate emails, calendar, contacts and memos.
That’s said with the Galaxy Note 6, Samsung seems to be working on a similar feature, dubbed Samsung Focus. The aggregation of emails will be on the major features, with Focus offering options for viewing and responding to mails from various accounts, similar to Google’s Inbox app. No clear details on whether this will include Gmail or only work with Android’s default mail app which went defunct with Android 5.0 Lollipop, but later continues to be present on Samsung mobiles and tablets.
Users of Sansung Focus on Galaxy Note 6 will be able to add calendar entries and manage invites, and also create memos to remind them of tasks they need to complete. There’s a dedicated contacts page that will pull all the emails, messages and calendar invites from a particular contact under their phonebook details. Also be an option to mark some contacts as priority and set notifications for the same in addition to manually selected keywords.
The main screen will be where all the required events are found, with a list of your plans for the day, for the coming days, and even for those days already gone by, past. Samsung Focus has a clean and modern interface, though. Unlike previous Samsung apps, but still no telling if the same interface will be used in the final version of the app. The UI abides by Google’s Material Design guidelines, and it doesn’t seem to be any hint of the experimentation that permeates the Good Lock Lock screen alternatives Samsung introduced earlier this year.
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