Over the past few weeks we’ve seen a handful of Samsung Galaxy S5 UI screenshots emerge, suggesting the South Koreans’ latest unique take on Android will borrow heavily from Google Now and even Windows Phone.
A handful more have popped up, but appear to have vanished from the source. Did Samsung have them taken down? And if so, why?
I have the answers to neither of those questions, as the entire SamMobile article has been removed. Normally we’d expect a message along the lines of “Pictures removed at the request of blah blah blah”.
Of course, this being space year 2014AD, having the pictures taken down at the source means this: absolutely nothing, as they’ve been republished countless times by the collective “blogosphere”. Count us in!
Specifically, what we’re seeing is a series of shots (SamMobile had 17 in total) pertaining to Samsung’s new S Voice app, essentially its equivalent to Siri, with a decidedly iOS 7-esque flat design. “Innovate, don’t legislate”, and all that.
And that’s about as exciting as it gets for the moment. Things should become a whole lot clearer in just over two weeks, as the Samsung Galaxy S5 launch appears to be going down on February 24, the first day of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014.