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Leaked screenshot suggests Google Now lookalike for improved TouchWiz UI on Samsung S5


We’re not fans of manufacturer overlays, preferring our Android experience undiluted, but a leaked screenshot suggests that a revamped version of Samsung’s TouchWiz user-interface may actually be both attractive and useful.

Leaked by usually reliable source @evleaks, the screenshot shows live updates covering everything from flight delays to delivery notifications. It’s not known whether Samsung is grabbing the data from Google Now, and merely overlaying its own user-interface, or creating its own data feeds … 

While you can of course run Google Now on Samsung phones, having everything immediately available from both the lockscreen and homescreen would be more convenient than holding down the menu key.

The leak says only that Samsung is testing the interface, but if it does make it as far as a launch, it’s likely to show up first in the Samsung Galaxy S5, which the company has said will be launched by April.

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