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Samsung hints at new UI for upcoming Galaxy S5

Matt Hamblen | Feb. 13, 2014
Flatter-designed icons for 'Fitness' and 'Outdoor' shown in blog post suggest stronger ties to smartwatch and other wearables.

Gold said it will interesting to see if Google adds similar icons to its own pure Android future releases "so as not to fork Android even further."

Carolina Milanesi, an analyst at Kantar WorldPanel, said that Samsung still faces a choice on peripherals and wearables like Gear or rumored Samsung smart glasses, to keep them compatible with only Samsung smartphones and tablets or to make them compatible with Android products from various manufacturers. Either approach has merits, but each requires a different strategy.

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