life times

Ready for yet another Samsung-exclusive app to dot the screen of the latest Galaxy device? Ready or not, it looks like Samsung's supply of custom software isn't running out any time soon. SamMobile got their hands on a leaked APK for "Samsung Life Times," a new app that will presumably debut with a future smartphone.

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The app is a sort of life logger, collecting data from various apps and presenting them in a personal digital history. Most of the relevant Galaxy-centric apps can be incorporated, including Samsung's camera, email, memo, SMS, phone, music, and health apps, and connections can be made to social accounts at Facebook, Google+, Instagram, and the like. Each service or app is optional. Once you've connected everything up, Life Times will collect your information into daily "episodes," displaying each day as a fetching subsection. Think of it as a NSA dossier in a shiny UI wrapper. It's similar in some ways to Samsung's current Story Album, though SamMobile isn't sure if this is a replacement or an augmentation. 

The app itself was taken from firmware labeled SM-G900H. The screenshots are in 1080p and formatted for a phone screen, but that's as much as we can say with any certainty. The Galaxy S5 announcement is due in the next couple of months, assuming that Samsung sticks to its yearly schedule, so that would seem like a natural fit for the debut of Life Times.

Source: SamMobile

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

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    • Barbara J. Kuester


      ♞♞♞ ♞♞♞⃽ ♞♞♞⃽♞ ♞♞♞Simply hate Samsung bloat

    • Frimann Pløsen

      You REALLY like to say "MOARE BLOATWARE", don't you?

  • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

    "every days". This made me smile :)

    • moelsen8

      I like the "Welcome. Every time is your episodes."

      What a great tagline.

      • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

        LOL didn't see that!

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/77537273@N03/ Herman

        Ashens, is all I can think of.

    • Paul_Werner

      "every days"

    • Crispin Swickard

      Someone didn't do a spelling/grammar check before compiling. Must have been too many wavy red lines for them to bother with.

  • Rob

    How come they didn't call it S-Log?

    Simply hate Samsung bloat

    • Kylecore

      S-Log just sounds like a solid poop

      • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

        LOL that cracked me up!!

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/77537273@N03/ Herman

      Oh, they'll figure out how to put a capital S in that name, like they do with everything else.

  • Momchil Karabulev

    looks like Sony Lifelog

  • Kylecore

    Don't forget about the leaked sVoice screen from the other week, I love how theres an on screen menu button. Is samsung finally going buttonless? :D

    • Alex

      Probably not going buttonless, but they did remove the menu button from their new Pro tabs, so maybe back, task switch and the icky physical home button on their new phones.

      • Kylecore

        I hope they get rid of the back/menu/task switch buttons. I'm ok with the home button i guess, could do without. I just hope they don't do the 2 button shenanigans like htc did.

      • Kylecore

        I really hope the get rid of the menu/back/task switcher buttons. I guess i could make do with them keeping the home button, i like mine because its an easy way to turn the screen on when the phones on my desk with one finger :P Either way as long as they don't go with that awkward 2 button htc setup wee're good

    • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

      Those three dots on the corner of the screen flying around not being organized around anything make my OCD tendencies itch a bit. I think it would look more beautiful if they were displayed diagonally as to make a little corner on the screen. Not all the three-dots buttons, I mean only these ones when there's a button within a sea of solid colour.,

      • Kylecore

        A) Thats google design standards to have the menu overflow vertical in the top right of an app.
        B) its transparent to fit the new transparent notification shade.

        • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

          Yeah I guesses it was some sort of standard practice, and it makes sense when it is inside a toolbar or together with other buttons and elements; it's just when it's all alone like there that maybe something could be done =P

    • Christopher Mason

      KitKat shows overflows whether your phone has a menu button or not.

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  • Frank Lopez

    Installed on my nexus 5 - so it does not have dependency on the touchwiz framework. Loks pretty sexy

    • Adam B.

      Seems fairly legit

    • Akshay Ogra

      where did you get the APK from?

    • Dolgogi


  • Sorian

    So much for reducing bloat per the google patent deal...

    • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

      ... Which is just a wild rumour at this point...

  • pjm77

    lord help us...who comes up with these ideas?

    • hot_spare

      The same guy who makes them sell 100x more than nexus phones.

  • http://twitter.com/anishbhalerao Anish Bhalerao

    Man, those fugly PHONE and MESSAGING icons never change. I mean never. Seriously, never. Never ever.
    I mean they are so fugly and they never change. Fugly and never.