Samsung's new Android home screen mock-ups allegedly leak

Mock-ups of an Android interface that Samsung is allegedly working on pop up online.

Leaked Samsung UI mock-ups
These could be mock-ups of the next mobile interface that Samsung's working on behind closed doors. Click to enlarge. evleaks

LAS VEGAS -- Samsung may be crafting a visually rich smartphone interface, according to frequent Twitter tipster @evleaks.

The panel of three screenshots clearly shows a visual take on the Android UI for the smartphone lock screen, and two home screen panes, complete with the iconic Gmail, Google Play, and Samsung Hub icons with a smear-effect background in deep blue and purple hues.

The graphical treatment of the voice search icon, weather, and location (San Francisco's Mission District) are clearly new.

The lock screen, for instance, displays a map route and estimated journey times. The map appears again on the first home screen mock-up, along with a a large, horizontal widget of a social networking update and a news item. The static home screen navigation icons also see a fresher, edgier treatment. The third screenshot shows Samsung and Android app shortcuts.

There's a strong possibility that if this rumor proves true (and evleaks has a strong track record so far), we could see the finished product debut on Samsung's next flagship model, the Samsung Galaxy S5 . For this Samsung smartphone reviewer, the end of this current TouchWiz iteration can't come soon enough.

About the author

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

 

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