Samsung’s smartphones and tablets come with a number of customizations over stock Android, which include applications and custom user interfaces.
At CES earlier this month, Samsung showed of a new Galaxy tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro, with a new user interface called Magazine UX, which doesn’t really look anything like Android.
According to a recent report by re/code Google is looking for Samsung to reduce the customization on their Android devices, and the two companies have apparently been in talks since CES.
Samsung and Google have apparently come to an agreement that could see Samsung using more of Google’s services on their Android devices, and also bring the look of their Android devices more in line with Google’s vision of Android.
Earlier this week we heard that Samsung and Google had signed a 10 year patent licensing deal, which is designed to benefit both companies in the future.
Both Google and Samsung have apparently declined to comment on this new rumored agreement between the two companies.
It will be interesting to see what happens on future Android devices from Samsung and whether their design and services comes more in line with Google’s vision of Android.