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Galaxy S5 TouchWiz UI to Feature Live Updates

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By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
January 22, 2014|9:45 am

The Galaxy S5 will feature a brand new TouchWiz UI that gives the smartphone's user live updates.

Well known leaker @evleaks recently posted up screenshots of what is said to be the new software for the upcoming device. It reveals the changes that were made and shows notifications such as flight delays to deliveries. Samsung could end up using Google Now to acquire this data, but that is not confirmed at this time.

The leak also says that Samsung is currently testing this interface and that it is more than likely to show up on the Galaxy S5 when it launches later this year.

The Galaxy S5 unveiling could take place on Feb. 23 at this year's Mobile World Congress.

Elder Murtazin, a blogger familiar with Samsung products took to Twitter to announce the news.

"Samsung Galaxy S5 launch- 18.00. Barcelona. 23 February. Price the same. Launch- end of April. Specs- I know them :) new touchwiz ;)," he wrote.

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He says the handset will be announced and unveiled on that date and will officially begin shipping by the end of April. Eldar Murtazin accurately predicted the launch of the Galaxy S4 last year so his Galaxy S5 information should be somewhat accurate.

Other recent news points to the device featuring a fingerprint scanner instead of the rumored iris recognition technology.

Samsung will go with fingerprint scanning because iris detection technology is not mature enough at this time, according to a report from the Korea Herald.

"Among the different types of biometric sensors that Samsung is testing for its Galaxy S5, the tech giant will go for fingerprint authentication rather than unintuitive user experience of iris recognition," said an unnamed source to the publication.

 

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