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

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



1. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

3. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

2. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

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

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

How are you not banned yet...?

4. yonith

Posts: 228; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

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

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You mean disable.

18. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

Rooted maybe?

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Or that.

5. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

New touchwiz is sexy.

8. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Looks professional

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.

10. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

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.

13. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

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

16. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Not to forget you can now 'Bring from TV' option to watch the TV on your phone. (around 1:20 mark) Check latest hands-on within a GN3:

11. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 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

14. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

15. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 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.

20. steelew

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 04, 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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