The Samsung Galaxy S5, an upcoming flagship that has yet to be released but has been officially announced last month, looks set to usher in a new era of flagship devices as well. However, we are pleased to take note that a more and more active developer community would allow users to experience some of the features from the handset before the device itself is actually released officially. Apparently, some of the main apps that will be found in the upcoming flagship is readily available for download on older Samsung devices including its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S4 as well as the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
In a nutshell, just about any Samsung device that is powered by the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system. Some of these apps which are available for download will take over the current version of the apps on your Samsung device, so it makes perfect sense for users to perform an uninstallation operation on the older version prior to sideloading the new installation files, also known as APKs. Do bear in mind that if one were to uninstall core Samsung apps, one would need to have some rooting knowledge.
The S Health app does not work at this point in time, and also the Gear Fit Manager app remains unusable at this point in time since there is no relevant hardware in place to help it function. As for the remainder of the apps such as S Note, Calculator, WatchON, S Translator, Galaxy Gear Manager, and Gear Fit Manager, they seem to be working just fine. Do proceed with caution if you think that you know what you’re doing.
|Key Specs||Galaxy S5|
|Processor/Soc Name||Snapdragon 801, 4-core, 2.5 GHz|
|Street Price (Approx)||~ $380|
Search low Galaxy S5 price (Amazon)380 (SM-G900H)
|Max. Total Storage Capacity||160 GB|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||2800 mAh|
|Complete product data||Samsung Galaxy S5 Full specs and details|