Even though the Galaxy S5 hasn’t made it in the public’s hands as yet, it has been well received by folks who were able to take it for a spin at Mobile World Congress 2014. That’s because this time around Samsung shunned gimmicky features and focused on improving the user experience, which it appears to have done. The smartphone has a new “Kids Mode” on it which basically makes it child proof, and now a screenshot has been leaked online which reveals that Samsung has also included a “Driving Mode” which will make it easier for users to do essential tasks without having to search for those core features on their Galaxy S5.
Even though Samsung didn’t talk about Driving Mode at its Unpacked 5 event, its said that the mode will be available on Galaxy S5 when it is finally released on April 11th. The screenshot reveals that Driving Mode has a really simple user interface with large icons for four core tasks, Phone, Messages, Navigation and Music. Users essentially have one touch access to these features, and won’t have to search through their entire phone for them.
Apparently there will be some sort of voice guided functionality as well, which may offer a truly hands-off experience, thus allowing the user to keep both hands on the steering wheel at all times. Design is reminiscent of the new TouchWiz user interface of the Galaxy S5, so it won’t feel out of place.