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Samsung Galaxy S2 owners – and that’s around ten million of you worldwide at the last count – are in line for super-sized icons with a forthcoming software update, the South Korean phone-maker has announced.

According to Samsung fansite Sammy Hub, an unspecified Android OS bump will add on-screen application icons some 30 per cent larger than those that currently adorn its 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display.

The icons’ larger dimensions will mean a change in layout. Instead of four icons being displayed in four rows, there is only room for three in three rows.

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It’s thought that the introduction of larger widgets is aimed at stymieing an Apple lawsuit alleging that Samsung’s user interface for Galaxy-branded slates and smartphones “slavishly copies” the iPhone and iPad.

The platform reswizz also augments Samsung’s flagship phone with a system update widget that offers users quick access to future operating system upgrades and notifies them when a new one is ready to download.


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