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Yesterday when Samsung introduced its new Galaxy Pro lineup of tablets, it also showed a redesigned TouchWiz tablet interface. This morning, notorious leaker @evleaks has post some images of a redesigned TouchWiz interface for smartphones. Given that Samsung just redesigned its tablet UI, it only seems logical that it would now change up the smartphone interface, although we can’t confirm if this is the exact interface that the company plans to go with.

It’s unclear what version of Android this skin is meant to run on top of, but presumably it’s running over the latest version, which would be Android 4.4 KitKat. TouchWiz, as usual, doesn’t look a whole lot like stock Android in these images. There’s no transparent notification bar, no stock lock screen, and no stock launcher. One thing you will notice, however, is that many of the icons are flat, much like with iOS 7.

There appear to be a few new widgets, as well, including support for widgets on the lock screen. One new widget looks to be a Google Now-like feature for telling you how long it will take to get to a certain place.

More than likely, we’ll see this interface debut on the Galaxy S5 or Note 4 rather soon.

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4 Responses to “Supposed TouchWiz UI redesign shown off in leaked screenshots”

  1. I swear the colours look like iOS 7. The the message and magazine duo colour fade.

  2. “One new widget looks to be a Google Now-like feature for telling you how long it will take to get to a certain place.”

    It actually looks like a widget for Samsung’s built in fitness app. 13.1 mile bike ride with 62 bpm. Does look like they’ve put a voice search on the lock screen, though.

  3. John Kirk says:

    I’ll presume these changes are to bring unity between the Android based devices and any upcoming Tizen devices. If Samsung is going to pierce the market with Tizen, they’ll need to woo some users away from Android and having a familiar face between the two operating systems will be key. Samsung must know this. I have been eagerly anticipating the Tizen OS and I hope Samsung offers devices with a choice between the two. Cheers and thanks for a good blog.