Samsung Galaxy S5 home screen: a wee bit Windows Phone?

Samsung Galaxy S5 home screen: a wee bit Windows Phone?The Samsung Galaxy S5 will, in all likelihood, become a reality within the next couple of months, and as such it’s no surprise to see leaks of the spanking new home screen kicking about.

The latest shots suggest the Samsung Galaxy S5 home screen will borrow heavily from Google Now; or, being slightly more controversial, that it’ll look very Windows Phone.

It’s @evleaks tweeting “More from that Samsung home screen”, he/she having an incredibly impressive record when it comes to spot-on leakage.

Like Google Now, the Samsung Galaxy S5 home screen crams a ton of information into a relatively small space.

Among other things, we have the results of a recent run/jog, the weather, a shared song, an order confirmation for doughnuts (obviously), a friend’s check-in, a flight update, a calendar appointment (restaurant booking), and a Flight Delayed notification. Phew.

All in all there are 14 tiles, though we may be looking at 2x 7-tile screenshots. In any case, they very much follow the Google Now and Metro UI aim of making smartphones more people-centric. Obviously, with all those tiles, there are no apps as such; it’s all about friends and events and things.

Inevitably the Samsung Galaxy S5 home screen will prove highly divisive (let us know what you think below), but the equally inevitable Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition will undo all of Samsung’s hard work in favour of stock Android.

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 21, 2014 at 14:05

The similarity to WP is even more obvious in the new tablet UI that leaked a couple of weeks ago

krogothnx  Jan. 22, 2014 at 11:00

It's a move in a better direction, but holy crap that font is awful.

Pondlife  Feb. 6, 2014 at 13:37

What's wrong with it?

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 6, 2014 at 13:58

Huge capitals? Maybe that font is only for the widgets? And don't Samsung let you change fonts normally, anyways?


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