Back at CTIA, we were frightened by the appearance of the Sprint One Click “CarouselÂ Interface” which surfaced on the LG Lotus, Samsung Rant, and Samsung Highnote. It reminded us all too well of the awful Verizon Wireless User Interface. But, Sprint assured us that like uiOne, that it could be completely disabled.
Only, they were wrong. Like the Verizon Wireless User Interface, Sprint is going to neuter all future phones with a consistent interface… that you have no control over.
Previously, Sprint used uiOne, a system that gave the user control over the interface of your phone. Users could chose from the default Sprint Theme, Manufacturer Theme (which removed all customizations), or even purchase a third-party theme.
Now, Sprint is doing away with all of that. You have the Sprint UI, and that’s it. You cannot disable it, and it’s across manufacturers.
PhoneNews.com urges Sprint to offer an off switch, and let users return to the manufacturer’s user interface.