News by Andrew Kameka on Monday January 20, 2014.
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A new set of screenshots supposedly depicting Samsung's upcoming redesign of its Touchwiz interface shows what may be the next software designed to run on the Samsung Galaxy S5, and the concept looks like a more colorful version of Google's "Cards" UI. Noted leaker evleaks has posted images of a new home screen that showcases pertinent information to a user's interest and activities. The photos show things like sports scores, package tracking, event reminders, weather, and stats from workout sessions. The basic layout is reminiscent of the "Cards" UI employed by Google for its Google Now search feature, but Samsung's design layers light text on top of edge-to-edge photos.
This is the second set of images alleged to represent the new design language that Samsung will employ for its next iteration of Touchwiz. The first images showed similar screenshots that had a more traditional launcher with an apps dock and shortcuts on the home screen, mixed with the cards shown on screen as full-screen widgets. If these images are real, it would represent Samsung following the path of Google and HTC by putting more user information on the home screen rather than burying it in app menus and notifications. We should know soon whether these images are legit because Samsung intends to announce the Galaxy S5 within the next three months, and you can bet the S5 will be the first phone to have any new software Samsung has created.
Samsung Galaxy S5 rumored Touchwiz redesigned UI
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