Samsung Galaxy S5 could have the look of Windows Phone

Leaked images show an interface that blends the look of Windows and Google Now and resembles a new tablet home screen we saw from Samsung at CES.

This could be the home screen for the Galaxy S5. Twitter/evleaks

Samsung wants ours to be a world full of widgets, if what we saw at CES and the latest leaks of the purported Galaxy S5 home screen are any indication.

Prolific leaker Evleaks initially posted the above images earlier this month , and then later shared the below shots on Twitter of an apparent new home screen design that borrows from both the tiled look of Windows 8 and the constantly updating "cards" of relevant data that Google Now users will find familiar.

Evleaks has a pretty good track record, but these should still be viewed with skepticism. The columns of image-heavy cards also bear a resemblance to the new "Magazine UX" that Samsung introduced on its new Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro enterprise-level tablets at CES. The new tablets feature a similar look with multiple widgets on the home screen and four-way multitasking.

The Galaxy S5 is expected to be revealed in the next few months, and is rumored to come in an optional metal body, and with next generation specs and perhaps a couple of new features that could blend cool with creepy in that inimitable Samsung style. We'll see if we get some wacky widgets to match.

About the author

Crave freelancer Eric Mack is a writer, radio producer, and podcaster based in Taos, N.M., but he lives in Google+. He's also managing editor of Crowdsourcing.org and has written e-books on both Alaska and Android. E-mail Eric.

 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Show Comments Hide Comments