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Samsung working on Kies 4, should launch in Q1 2015

If TouchWiz, Samsung’s custom overlay that is seen on all its Android devices, is often a bone of contention for consumers, it’s safe to say that the company’s desktop software Kies is even less popular among those who have used its phones and tablets. While Kies isn’t the best PC suite for mobile devices around, it certainly has offered the usual benefits of letting users easily backup their files, access software updates, and generally manage the content on their phones or tablets. And while Google might prefer pushing users towards the cloud instead of offering an easier way to manage their devices, Samsung is pushing on with Kies and is currently working on a major new upgrade.

That’s right: Samsung is currently busy developing Kies 4. According to our insider, Kies 4 will feature a new interface, one that possibly takes after the design language that we’ve seen on Lollipop on the company’s devices, or even the design language that we’re expecting will make its debut on the Galaxy S6. We’re unaware of any features being added, but it will support all devices that were supported in Kies 2 and 3. As for a launch date, version 4 of Samsung’s desktop software should launch sometime in Q1 this year, suggesting that it might be released alongside the Galaxy S6, which is sure to be launched sometime before April this year (if launch time frames of previous Galaxy S flagships are anything to go by.)

What do you think about Kies? Do you use it often, very rarely, or is it something that you never install on your PC?

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kobbylinking
kobbylinking

can i please get samsung GT-N7100 andriod version 5.0

Kyaw Swar Win
Kyaw Swar Win

For SM-E500H

Kyaw Swar Win
Kyaw Swar Win

I need kies very good

Blackdragoneye
Blackdragoneye

good

pizzaman
pizzaman

Maybe the new feature will be that backup and restore functions actually work for a change. Ever since the S3 i get errors on half the stuff it tries to backup, across many pc’s, phones ans kies versions.

Esthercita1232
Esthercita1232

FOR S5 900M ANDROID 5.0 PLEASE

amuba
amuba

No need to ask here !!

gferen
gferen

i had to install it in order to update my S5 to lolipop. >:(
MDFrs…

balay1
balay1

We used and installed, but is used more Odin, hehe.

fubo
fubo

Used first months with my S2. Then went with root and removed the bloatware in favour of debloated Samsung USB drivers. From then on, only tool used on PC was Odin.
Now I’m with S5, and no need at all to use it 🙂

Bily Serny
Bily Serny

When release lolipop for note 4 sm-n910f ?

PeerBr
PeerBr

There you have your update schedule for Note4 Lolipop…

gili73
gili73

I use Kies alot!
Very good and easy PC SUITE for my S5!

firebladeash69
firebladeash69

I use it only for backup purposes.