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Samsung Galaxy S5 UI leaks as a tarted-up copy of Google Now

Touchwiz is finally getting a makeover
Mon Jan 20 2014, 12:30

AN IMAGE HAS LEAKED of Samsung's reworked Touchwiz user interface (UI) that likely will debut on the Galaxy S5, and it looks like a tarted-up version of Google Now.

The leak comes via @evleaks, which posted a picture of the reworked UI on Twitter. If the leaked image is legitimate, the reworked Touchwiz skin will mimic Google Now and HTC's Blinkfeed, and take tips from Samsung's new Magazine UX that debuted on the firm's Galaxy Tab Pro and Note Pro lineup.

It's a departure from Samsung's Touchwiz UI of old, and will decorate the user's home screen with large at-a-glance tiles that offer information such as the day's weather, flight information and relevant news stories. It looks like the entire user interface will get a lick of paint too, with the leaked image showcasing a new approach to design from Samsung.

With the Samsung Galaxy S5's user interface now the subject of online speculation and leaks, there's not much that we don't know about the Korean company's upcoming flagship smartphone.

The last we heard, the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available in two versions - a high-end model made of metal and a cheaper plastic model. The more expensive of the two is expected to have an eight-core Samsung Exynos 6 chip, while the cheaper version will feature a quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor.

There's also talk that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will feature a larger screen than its predecessor, along with an upgraded 20MP camera, a built-in fingerprint scanner, Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system and a 2,900mAh battery.

Check out our roundup of everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S5. µ


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