A tool that every Samsung user has it installed on his computer, Samsung KIES, the Samsung's smartphone manager suite for PC and Mac, will get a major overhaul. According to confirmed reports, Samsung is planning on releasing KIES 4 with a completely new design to look similar to the company's TouchWiz Lollipop look with flat Material Design elements.
Samsung Kies 4 is expected to be available for download sometimes during Q3,2015 (March - June). So the Galaxy S6 will have a new computer buddy to play with very soon.
In terms of functionality, there's no information if Samsung will be adding new features to the software or just change it looks. Many users love Kies for its data backup skills and it's likely that the company plays it safe and just apply a refreshing coat of paint to the suite.
Google's updated a lot of Android apps recently, so why not Web-based Play Store. The Google Play Store Web version is receiving a slight redesign. The roll-out seems to be gradual, but more and more people are reporting seeing the new Play Store on the Web.
While the changes are not over the top, it reminds me quite a lot of the old YouTube look. Instead of related apps being placed all the way at the bottom of the webpage, they have been moved to the right of the screen, allowing for quicker exploration throughout the store's offerings.
Other than the updated look for listing pages, all navigation appears to be untouched. And while it does not scream Material Design, it feels rather smooth and responsive.