Last week we learned of a newly leaked Samsung app by the name of Life Times, reportedly one of the upcoming KitKat-inspired apps for the Galaxy S5. The very next day two more updated apps showed up in screenshots with a similar flat, KitKat-esque design, Samsung WatchON and Samsung S-Voice.
Now we can add one more updated app to the list this, thanks to newly leaked screenshots of the next version of S Health. Just as before, S Health allows you to track your calorie intake, step count and heart rate. While there are a few changes in the core functionality, it looks like this update is mostly a cosmetic one, designed to bring the app’s look in-line with the other updated Samsung Galaxy S5 apps.
Like other upcoming apps, the S Health app seems to better follow Android design guidelines this time around. For example, S Health now has overflow action menus and slide-out menu bars that seem a lot less “TouchWiz-esque” than we’ve seen in the past.
All of these app leaks point to one thing: a major UI change is coming. From what we’ve seen so far, it also appears that Samsung’s next UI may end up having a bit more in common with ‘pure’ Android than with Touchwiz, further hinting at the rumored pact between Samsung and Google.
What do you think of the newly redesigned apps, like them or not? Do you feel that Samsung should scrap many of these custom apps altogether, or do you think it’s still necessary for Samsung to have its own arsenal of “value added” apps for the Galaxy S5 and other future devices?