Kanzi: ZTE’s 3D UX for ICS handsets
To skin or not to skin? That’s hardly ever a question for Android OEMs. And, in the case of some Chinese manufacturers, that mark of software differentiation comes in the form of three dimensions. We’ve already seen Huawei trot out its (optional) 3D UX for the Ascend P line, and now it appears ZTE’s ready to follow suit with a custom interface powered by Rightware. The Kanzi UI, as it’s called, will come pre-loaded on all of the company’s smartphones currently shipping with Ice Cream Sandwich, treating users to a 3D homescreen experience and giving developers a unified platform to port their designs. It’s good news if you’re a fan of that overlaid visual gimmickry, but we much prefer our Google desserts vanilla and without any toppings. Hit up the break to check out the official presser.