Samsung Galaxy S5's rumored new UI leaked ahead of release

Himanshu Arora

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A lot is being speculated about Samsung's upcoming flagship smartphone Galaxy S5. Most notably, it is reportedly coming with a whole new user interface. Noted leaker @evleaks has posted an image of the home screen, which looks like a hybrid...

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MilwaukeeMike

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For what it's worth Samsung has openly noted they're not as good in software as they are in hardware...

That explains this then..

an image of the home screen, which looks like a hybrid of HTC's BlinkFeed and Google Now.

Good thinking Samsung. Touchwiz is terrible.
 

psycros

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Yes, because Windows Phone is so popular, that's definitely who you wanna be emulating, Samsung.

/facepalm
 
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For what it's worth Samsung has openly noted they're not as good in software as they are in hardware

Then why insist on creating your own user interface for an operating system not made by you? I can only imagine the confusion and mayhem it would cause if PC makers each made their own user interface for their Windows PCs. Stock Android has quite a good interface.
 

MilwaukeeMike

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For what it's worth Samsung has openly noted they're not as good in software as they are in hardware

Then why insist on creating your own user interface for an operating system not made by you? I can only imagine the confusion and mayhem it would cause if PC makers each made their own user interface for their Windows PCs. Stock Android has quite a good interface.

Yeah, but then people would be able to use any Android phone. This way they get used to a Samsung and then buy another because it's familiar. Then their family members see it and buy it because they want one like it and the other android phones look different so they go with what they know. It's all part of building a brand.

And as good as stock android is, some of the things the manufacturers add are pretty nice. The HTC One's highlight videos are a good example, and features like the active display in the Moto X (it can keep the screen on like a screen saver and show the time at night etc... it's possible with any android, but only really makes sense for a phone that is lit pixel by pixel like the Moto X is. A backlit phone would kill the battery if it tried that.) Different hardware can do different tricks.
 

Archean

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So 'Tilization' continues, courtesy copying of MS's WP by Google, then by HTC and now Samsung ........ oh well I guess if one can't come up with a new idea, then just copy the best one anyway.