It’s no secret that Samsung’s user experience could use a bit of a face life. Some of you would argue that they need to blow the thing up and start from scratch. While they will likely never go to that extreme, it sounds like Samsung definitely feels like a bit of change is needed. New shots from @evleaks suggest the company is exploring some new user interface tweaks.
The changes aren’t drastic — it still feels like a Samsung phone — but it looks like Sammy is looking to make things a bit flatter. They also seem to like gradient colors, with a good deal of their new icons sporting more than one color blending into each other. It appears Samsung might also be bringing a BlinkFeed-like home-screen pane that offers up various information, stories and more.
The screen unlock mechanism has an updated fitness tracking widget, but there’s nothing else about it that’s too different from what we have now. Samsung has reached a point of familiarity that makes it hard for them to make a huge departure from the norm. Half their success is TouchWiz and all that it brings, believe it or not, so they’ll definitely want to keep going with what’s working.
The leakster isn’t totally confident that Samsung is committed to bringing us these changes in their upcoming smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S5, though we can’t imagine they are spending time and resources testing it for nothing. We should get a clearer picture of their intentions soon, as the company is expected to announce the Samsung Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.
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