This recent press image leaked by evleaks seems to put the Nokia X name into concrete. The device was code-named Normandy thus far and appears a low-end Android device bound for the Asha lineup next month.
The specs are expected to be a 4″ WVGA display, dual-core 1 GHz Snapdragon chip (perhaps Snapdragon 200), 512 MB of RAM, 5 MP camera, dual-SIM support and a 1,500 mAh battery.
Nokia would desperately need to win over developers if their Android phone is to succeed. Rumors so far have it that the phone is based on the Android source code but it won’t have any of Google’s services built in. This means there is no Play Store, so Nokia must create its own application repository. Nokia will also be substituting Google’s services for its own HERE Maps location services and Microsoft’s Bing, Outlook and Skype.
We last heard that a dev-version of the Nokia X is already being shipped to devs in India.
Roughly a couple of weeks after its first appearance, a new screenshot of Samsung’s next generation TouchWiz user interface made the rounds. Once again, the capture got out on Twitter thanks to@evleaks.
The screenshot shows a revamped UI in the works
The screenshot reveals a radically new, tiled UI. Similar to the Magazine UX which launched alongside the company’s latest Android tablets, the feed delivers a host of relevant information to the user in one feed. We can’t help but notice a slight resemblance to HTC BlinkFeed, though with more functionality.
All in all, considering the duo of leaked screenshots this far, it appears that Samsung’s next generation mobile UI will represent a serious change from the one currently on offer. The updated user interface is more than likely to debut on the next Samsung Galaxy flagship.
Thanks to @evleaks, we can now catch a glimpse of an upcoming smartphone user interface that Samsung is currently working on. A trio of leaked screenshots show a phone UI that looks like the next major version of the company’s TouchWiz UI.
According to the prominent leakster, Samsung is currently only “exploring” the user interface, which you can check out below. More mature than the current TouchWiz UI versions, the new design is a bit more toned down and feels a bit more rounded.
Additionally, the homescreens pack interesting widgets, but at this point we can’t know for sure what they’re doing.
We guess Samsung will be ready for the new version of TouchWiz to debut on the upcoming Galaxy S5. It’s rumored that the company is rushing to announce the phone at MWC in Barcelona, although this is yet to be confirmed and it seems more likely that the company will hold its own event instead. We’ll keep you posted on any new info on the subject as it comes.