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Samsung Galaxy S5 apps leak on XDA a month ahead of the phone's launch

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Samsung Galaxy S5 apps leak on XDA a month ahead of the phone's launch
The Samsung Galaxy S5 won't arrive before April 11, but some of the apps, which will come preinstalled on the flagship device, were already leaked on XDA. We are talking about S Note, WatchON, Gear Manager, Gear Fit Manager, Calculator, S Health, and S Translator here, folks. They come as installable APK files, however, in order to install them correctly, you might need to force stop and uninstall any previous version of these apps. This can only be done on rooted Android devices.

It seems that users have issues with some of the apps – for example, S Health does not work at all. As you may have guessed, Gear Fit Manager won't come in handy, too. The latter enables you to manage your Samsung Gear Fit wearable, which will be most probably released alongside with the Galaxy S5 next month.

Take into consideration that the leaked Galaxy S5 apps might not work properly on all Android devices. At the moment, the only devices, which have been confirmed to flawlessly run the leaked apps, are the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Samsung Galaxy S4.

You can head over to XDA and check out the new versions of the apps. The link is at the source.


source: XDA via SamMobile

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posted on 13 Mar 2014, 10:31 5

1. maherk (Posts: 1193; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Been waiting for the new watchon for so long!! Love this app

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 11:35

3. maherk (Posts: 1193; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I just tried the new watchon and I gotta say I was a bit disappointed. While the new UI is gorgeous, the functionality of the old version is much better.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 11:08 1

2. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


The Calculator and S-Translator are the best apps Samsung can offer on GS5. Lol.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 12:13 8

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


How are you not banned yet...?

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 11:57 1

4. yonith (Posts: 41; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Oh boy I can download the apps I usually delete immediately after purchasing a phone!

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 12:14 4

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You mean disable.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 17:34

18. Jobayer (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


Rooted maybe?

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 17:37

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Or that.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 12:05 6

5. hassoups (Posts: 383; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


New touchwiz is sexy.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 12:19

8. Tizen007 (Posts: 522; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Looks professional

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 12:25

9. Sauce (unregistered)


Idk about anyone else...but I can not stand T.V. Remote apps. They are the most impractical, uncomfortable, annoying thing ever. Not to mention, SOOOO much inferior to an actual remote that you get with your cable box or T.V.

This goes for the Samsung and Optimum tv remote apps, as well as a bunch other 3rd party apps as well.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 12:34 1

10. maherk (Posts: 1193; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Clearly you never tried the watchon app, it's not your typical remote app, you set it up using your zip code, then you chose your cable provider. By doing so, you ll have your full cable guide in the app, with the option to set reminders, record the shows you want even if your not home, or switch directly to the show without using your remote, just click on watch this show, and the app will take you there.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 12:40

12. Sauce (unregistered)


I just want to flip channels up an down, and hit numbers when needed. No nonsense. That's what the remote is for.

But... I will try out this wachon app you speak of.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 12:50

13. maherk (Posts: 1193; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


That's up to you, no one is pointing a gun to your head and forcing you to use the app. You said they are impractical and I was explaining why they are useful and time savers. Now if you feel that remote buttons is your thing, then good thing for you. But don't judge something you never tried.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 13:14

17. Sauce (unregistered)


No one here directly insulted your baby doll application lol. I stated that a bunch of apps I have tried are impractical. After you discussed your loved app, I thought I would give it a try, given your good description of it.

#Peoplearesoseriousthesedays

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 13:07 1

16. rd_nest (Posts: 822; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Not to forget you can now 'Bring from TV' option to watch the TV on your phone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrtS5OrEZqc (around 1:20 mark)

Check latest hands-on within a GN3:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b16-weEBaw

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 12:38

11. Loubielou (Posts: 252; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Samsung have got to realise,that these apps take some memory on there Smartphones,an also Drain the Battery down on there Smartphones,thats Why?alot get there Rooted to be able to Remove them,you should be able to chose Which you want an don"t want on Samsung Smartphones

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 12:52 2

14. maherk (Posts: 1193; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Majority of people buy Samsung phones for what they offer in their software, those who don't want such apps can either buy the google edition or get them self a nexus phone.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 13:00 3

15. rd_nest (Posts: 822; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Then how is it possible that every Galaxy S series phones have better batterylife than Nexus?

That's not an opinion, but a fact.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 20:30

20. steelew (Posts: 72; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


are these 4.4 only apps? I couldn't get them to work on my s4 running 4.3. The calculator app said it had the same name but a different signature than the S4 s-calc app.

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