S Note, S Health, and other Galaxy S5 apps available for download
Several apps from the Galaxy S5 were extracted and made available for download on the XDA-Developers forum.
The applications received a facelift on the Galaxy S5, sporting a flatter, more modern look, as well as enhanced functionality. XDA member Albe95 uploaded .apk files for the following apps: S Note, Watch ON, S5 Calculator, Gear Fit Manager, Galaxy Gear Manager, S Health, and S Translator. Check out this thread to download them.
The good news is users of the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4 and other high-end Samsung devices can easily install the new apps, without even requiring root access. You will require root access, however, if you want to freeze or remove previous versions of the apps, which may cause conflicts with the new versions. According to Sam Mobile, it’s possible that the new apps need Android 4.4.2 to run correctly; we were not able to verify this claim.
Here are some screenshots of the new apps:
The Galaxy S5 will become available in 150 countries starting on April 11. If you’re still on the fence about buying it (the Xperia Z2 does pose some serious competition), check out our hands-on impressions as well as our complete coverage of the Galaxy S5.