If you read Samsung’s official blog as much as us, you may have noticed a new graphic for the company’s upcoming Unpacked 5 event (see image to the right). Although it contains the same date, location and url as the previous Unpacked 5 event promo, the new set of icons displayed is drawing some serious attention.
Update: Samsung has since taken down the Unpacked 5 event promo from their blog. The good news, however, is that WE STILL HAVE IT.
Samsung’s TouchWiz User Interface
The Unpacked 5 event promo recently published on Samsung’s official blog suggests that the upcoming Galaxy S5 will feature an updated version of the company’s TouchWiz user interface. If you’ve owned previous versions of the Samsung Galaxy (S2, S3 or S4), you’re probably familiar with TouchWiz. Designed and developed exclusively by Samsung, it’s their standard UI for smartphones and tablet computers.
But not everyone has been favored Samsung’s TouchWiz interface. Critics claim it’s bloated, difficult to use, and contains “unnecessarily” oversized icons. You don’t have to search hard to find dozens of complaints posted online from users who dislike previous TouchWiz.
What’s New With TouchWiz?
Based on the two photos we have available, it’s clear that Samsung has made some major changes to their TouchWiz interface. The icons are now smaller, flatter, and easier on the eyes than previous versions of TouchWiz. Samsung went back to the basics by creating a user-friendly interface that focuses on core elements rather than bloated functions. We can only speculate what kind of effect this will have on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5, but we’re guessing it pays off!
This is a leaked photo of what appears to be the Samsung Galaxy S5 running the new TouchWiz interface. As you can see, the new Galaxy S5 icons match up to the icons published on the Unpacked 5 event promo. Both photos show the “Outdoor” and “Curiosity” icons (red line connecting them together).
As the Samsung Unpacked 5 event draws near, people everywhere are eagerly anticipating what’s in store for the Galaxy S5. We’ve brought you tons of news and rumors surrounding the Galaxy S5 here at GalaxyS5US.com, but this is the first time we’ve seen the new TouchWiz interface.
What do you think about the new TouchWiz interface for the Samsung Galaxy S5? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below!