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Key Android Apps From the Galaxy S5 Leak Out; S Note, S Translater and Watch ON Included

March 13, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 might not even be out yet, and in fact hasn’t even gone up for pre-order in the UK yet, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t devices out there already. We’ve already seen some leaked footage from the device’s camera – which looks to be very capable indeed – and now, we’re getting a look at some of the device’s key apps. Thanks to an enterprising XDA Developers member, key apps from the Galaxy S5 have been uploaded to the web and are now available for all to give a go. These include S Note, S Translate, Watch ON, Gear Manager, Gear Fit Manager, S Health and a Calculator.

While not the most useful array of apps, as S Health is reported as not working and the Gear managers are pretty useless until the new wearables hit the shelves, it is nice to get a flavor of what Samsung’s new theme is like in apps and utilities. There all available for download from the source link below, but we doubt how many of you will be able to use the apps, after all they were designed to work on the Galaxy S5 and nothing else. Chances are however, that if you’re running a TouchWiz ROM on Android 4.4.2 on the Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note 3 you might well be in luck. By all means take a look and let us know in the comments and over on Google+ if any of the apps worked for you!

With the Galaxy S5, Samsung took a slightly more minimal approach where software was concerned, and it does come out a little bit in these leaked apps, but there really isn’t too much to write home about. The new apps look cleaner, but don’t offer too much from their Galaxy S4/Galaxy Note 3 counterparts. Notice anything different? Hit us up in the comments below!