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Here's what the new Samsung TouchWiz UI might look like

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Here's what the new Samsung TouchWiz UI might look like

Word on the street has it that Samsung's upcoming Unpacked event will be modest in contrast with the fanfare we witnessed last year. This doesn't mean, however, that the show would not be worth watching. After all, that's when Samsung is expected to announce its Galaxy S5 smartphone, along with the new and improved TouchWiz user interface. The latter is believed to be simpler and less flashy compared to previous TouchWiz iterations, as suggested by those leaked screenshots and the look of the redesigned S Health app. Also, the next TouchWiz UI will be flatter. Much flatter – perhaps about as flat as those icons in the image above. 

The image was posted on Twitter by Samsung about an hour ago, so we know that what we're seeing is legitimate. And if our intuition is to be trusted, this could very well be a teaser exposing the design and features of the new TouchWiz user interface. The UI will be focused on speed, style, fun, privacy, heath, and much more, judging by the clues, so we should be expecting the next TouchWiz to be no less feature-rich than its previous versions. 

The highly-anticipated Samsung Unpacked event is scheduled for February 24, and from the looks of it, a livestream of it will be available via YouTube. 

source: Twitter

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posted on 11 Feb 2014, 04:01 12

1. hateftotti (Posts: 134; Member since: 03 May 2011)


New interface
New design
New Galaxy

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 04:14

7. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


Yay for YouTube Live Stream. Samsung copying LG G2 launch (I'm kidding).

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 05:25 11

17. ReaperChief (Posts: 31; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Samsung had a Youtube Live Stream for at least 2 years now..

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 17:50

41. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


Really??? Crap. I would have loved to see the Note 3 unveiling.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 08:17 1

29. akki20892 (Posts: 3264; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Wait for design buddy, we still don't know s5 design. Maybe they r coming with note 3 design which is likely same design.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 19:39

42. downphoenix (Posts: 2267; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Do people actually LIKE this "flat" look? Ive hated it since WP7 and W8 first debutted, but it seems everyone is in a hurry to switch over to this, when I can quite recall that most people complained about the look of iOS7 and that Wp 7, 8, and W8 has never achieved widespread adoption despite being on board for more than 3 years. Is it fair to say that Touchwiz/NatureUX is not a mature enough look? Yes. But you can still have flash with subtlety, so why aren't we seeing that?

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 04:02 12

2. surethom (Posts: 227; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


Hideous flat & old fashion looking icons

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 04:06 1

3. JC557 (Posts: 848; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


I've seen something similar before. It was on Samsung's very own YP-P2 and P3 media players (excellent iPod alternatives BTW) so I would hope those aren't the only choice of style for the new TW. I hope there are changeable/ alternate themes available like with LG phones.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 04:06 6

4. rd_nest (Posts: 684; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Never I found any logic to comment on how good or bad circles, squares, rectangles look. They are basic geometric forms.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 04:39

12. dickwyn (Posts: 569; Member since: 07 May 2012)


i believe this will soon become an icon pack to download

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 04:11 5

5. Kyokado (Posts: 115; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Reminds me alot of the firefox os icons.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 04:13 5

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1301; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


meego and sailfish

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 04:15 2

8. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


And iOS 7. (Sorry. Couldn't help it.)

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 04:23 3

9. Kyokado (Posts: 115; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


And for what its worth. The ipod nano 7gen os

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 05:44

20. Klamba92 (Posts: 195; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


I get the meego vibe as well!

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 05:04

15. LiyanaBG (Posts: 288; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


LG icons

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 10:21 3

38. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


No... it is taken from their own early Tizen prototype....

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 04:27 5

10. aco96 (Posts: 186; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Aka Nokia Belle xD

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 04:37 1

11. XperiaOptimusOne (unregistered)


Less gimik and more practical functions please.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 22:16

43. willard12 (Posts: 703; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


What practical functions would you like?

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 04:46

13. tango_charlie (Posts: 73; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


That Teaser Image does not only "teases" the new TouchWiz UI but also new features that will come with the S5. "Outdoor" could either mean that Samsung is following Sony's route of making their devices waterproof or it could be the integration of more outdoor sensors like barometer, altimeter, thermometer...think of a Casio Pro-Trek build into your smartphone.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 04:59

14. N-fanboy (Posts: 529; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


Meego crossed with ios7. Its funny how samsung fans insisted that touchwiz is 'really good' when sammy itself is about to ditch it. But M$ could learn a thing or two from this...

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 05:08 8

16. rd_nest (Posts: 684; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Samsung ditching TW??

When?

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 05:43

18. Kyokado (Posts: 115; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


It aint ditching. Samsung just spicing things up

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 06:40 4

22. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Didn't Samsung buy Meego?
And what they are ditching is that outdated Nature UX, not the features.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 05:44 1

19. amasog (Posts: 129; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


LOL! FIrefox OS icons copycat combined with nokia belle/asha???

Thats what a great copycat can do!!! LOL!!!

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 07:55 1

28. T.F.O.A (Posts: 36; Member since: 14 Dec 2013)


LOL i'm not surprised afterall, samsung been like this multiple times :|

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 06:02

21. pyradark (Posts: 741; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


Symbian and xperia icons

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 06:41 1

23. bogdancirstea (Posts: 13; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


these are obviously Nokia Icons.
Just type "nokia icons" on google and you'll see what i'm about here

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 06:45 1

24. Smokin (Posts: 117; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


symbian *cough*

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 07:11 1

25. SprintGuy26 (Posts: 66; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)


IOS 7 and windows 8 = TouchWiz

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 07:52

26. T.F.O.A (Posts: 36; Member since: 14 Dec 2013)


Share similarity with meego, belle, and asha phone. Well, maybe i'm wrong?

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 07:54

27. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1094; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


convince me that they didnt stole WP metro design , instead of tiles, made them disks...

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 10:03 5

37. magnanimus (Posts: 219; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Worst argument out of everything I've read here so far

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 08:18 1

30. chocowii (Posts: 327; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Nokia icons. More on what I saw on Belle and touch Ashas.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 08:20 9

31. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1209; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


WOW, you guys can't even agree on who they supposedly copy/stole from.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 09:39 4

36. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Right! This can't get more ridiculous.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 08:36

32. boblight (Posts: 77; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


Yeah. Reminds me of Symbian Belle, crossed with the roundish icons of Sailfish, Firefox and Ubutu. But never the less, still quite excited for what else their new UI holds !

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 08:43

33. Sonny_09 (Posts: 48; Member since: 24 May 2013)


I just hope they can instill premium feel into their Galaxy, albeit with hard polycarbonate. That's not too much to ask from the Korean Giant,right?

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 09:00

34. dc123 (Posts: 8; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


im pretty sure that they are teasing their new tizen interface rather than the new tw ui in this picture. i could be wrong, but i think im more right with this one

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 09:08

35. jraympres2 (Posts: 11; Member since: 29 Jan 2014)


If you ask me... Original Android Stock UI is far more pretty than skinned one... For me because UI doesn't mean MORE or LESS its they same with Skinned UI... The're are many available UI to download far more PRETTY than OEM Skinned UI... Android is Android what ever you do to UI it's still ANDROID with the same functionality...

That's my opinion... I'm not trolling here... Don't comment bad here... I'm not asking... :P

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 12:03

39. tumchaaditya (Posts: 71; Member since: 21 May 2012)


I hope they finally move away from cartoonish UI..

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 13:17

40. Nabil2511 (Posts: 148; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)


this reminds me of nokia N8 and N9..

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 22:20

44. willard12 (Posts: 703; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


So far, it copies ios7, symbian, and windows. Which means there are limits to what can be done with circles and squares and it probably copies none of them.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 08:07

45. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 194; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Looks fun. Even though it rips off Firefox OS and MeeGo :)

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 08:09

46. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 194; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


The funniest thing about this is that Samsung copied Windows 8 on the tablet and it looks like it will copy MeeGo now

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