Samsung Galaxy S5 to feature special Kids Mode?

Samsung Galaxy S5 to feature special Kids Mode?
The latest rumor about the Samsung Galaxy S5 is that the device will offer a Kids Mode. This is supposedly similar to the Kids Corner for Windows Phone, that will enable users of the device to pass the phone off to the little ones without fear that they will accidentally call the boss or engage in some enterprise that will result in an unexpected hit to the wallet. A special PIN number controls which apps can be used by the kids, and even controls the numbers that they can call.

There will be various parental controls and a Kids Store where free and paid apps can be "purchased". Any paid app is going to require the PIN number to be punched in after being selected. The Kids Mode will have a cartoon guide named Kroko that will take you through the task of selecting a PIN number.

Those who have seen the Kids Mode describe it as being colorful and flat, a description that is supposed to cover all of Sammy's apps on the new iteration of its UI. Of course, more will be made known next week at MWC. In the meantime, you can get your kids excited by telling them all about it.

source: SamMobile via GSMArena

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42 Comments

1. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

Everyone knows kids only get iPhones nowadays.

4. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Kids. The best customers. I hope Samsung doesn't want their fingerprint too, to access their Samsung acount

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Because kids obviously have better tastes.

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Think he was making fun of adults

17. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Guess that is why Samsung is targeting this market segment. Don't forget: Samsung's aim is to become as cool as Apple. Unfortunately, Samsung has not achieved anything great yet people will remember them for. That is why Samsung is not cool.

19. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I do not want Samsung to become like Apple...that would be terrible...but, I suppose you are correct...and honestly, I do not and never have looked at iphone users as being cool...I almost pity them...

24. HansGoneInsane unregistered

I think that iPhone users don't want to become cool by buying an iPhone (at least I can say that about myself). I think that iPhone users just buy the product to support a company and it's spirit they both admire.

28. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's because you're too busy trying to worry if your shiny new Android device will get the next update or not.

35. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

In 5 years of OS development IOS will still have less features than Android 4.0.

37. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

i find this funny cause people usually switch phones after 1-2 years and updates last around that time. if the keep the phone more than 1-2 years they usually dosen't care about whats in the phone except calling, texting and playing some games.. so what use would an update do?. and since you love iOS so much you should know that iphone 4 and 4s laggs from 7.0 update.. Android is going the otherway trying to make it better for olderphones/outdated low-end phones. but the prioritise one major thing at the time while apple just updates an older model to make it laggier and forces people to buy a new device or switch. Its actually a smart thing to do but it just proves how ignorant you really are..

31. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2146; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Kids are to young to have cell phones between the ages of 2-10. But 51 million adults and teenagers last quarter thought it wasn't childish thing to buy.

2. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Creative Sammy!!!

27. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG 'S GUEST MODE for Kids...

30. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Like how my WP has had for awhile now? yes creative sammy

40. Cicero

Posts: 1115; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Create, don't destroy. It is called enhanced. If you are the first who use wheel did not seems that you invented! And for sure did not means that your wheel is the best one (perfect).

3. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

Aaaaaaand everyone now forgets WP has kids corner.

16. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

and the LG G2 have the 'Guest mode'..

39. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I'd like them to tweak Guest mode though. It doesn't work when you encrypt the phone. And other things.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

With how cartoony touchwiz looks, they might as well just call the entire experience kid's mode.

7. newbey123

Posts: 700; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

That is exactly what I was thinking!

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Lol, that is funny coming from a lover of a cartoony UI....

20. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Really?, iOS UI doesn't look at all cartoony...

36. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

42. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

i was sarcastic..

8. rajasasuke

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 19, 2014

when i read the title wp struck in my mind

9. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

guided access anyone?

12. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

This is an ok feature, but just add the ability to add multiple users, like in the Nexus 7, or in the Nexus 5 (with a mod)...and stop it with having different versions of the phone - come out with the 1440p display, 3GB RAM, new version of TouchWiz and have only one model - you figure if they make a ton of one phone, the cost to make it goes down... Also, people need to stop beeotching about the plastic look - APPLE has fooled everyone into believing that their phones are premium, and yet they break easy. No wonder APPLE pushes it APPLECARE+ warranty program...smart, on their part. If anything, Samsung does need a new look for the S5 to stand out from the past 2 models...remember the Captivate? That was a great, good looking building, and tough, too...or even the DROID RAZR...that build was more premium than any iPhone. I was able to sell it for 220 on ebay in December..not bad for an old model... Fingerprint scanner is nice, but, that seems like a feature a gov't or corp. employee would use... Waterproofing should be standard on all phones - not innovative any longer, but, a good feature to have...why complain about it not being innovative?

29. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Apple didn't fool people in thinking that metal phones are premium rather when I held a iPhone it feels study and nice. It goes same with HTC one. It feels nice in the hands.

13. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Is it a special mode for kids, or a mode for special kids?

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

or, it could be both

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