Samsung released a new version of its Kies software for computers that comes with a brand new user interface. If you’re already running Kies on your desktop/laptop, you’ll be prompted to update and bring it to the latest version (18.104.22.16894_27).
Aside from the cosmetic changes — that also happen to make the software easier to use — the Korean company also included the option for seamless transfer of data from non-Samsung devices.
Personally I’m not a big fan of Kies and pretty much any desktop software for managing my phone. Cloud services rule my day, big time. I use them for backing up my PIM data, managing my images, notes (Evernote) and so on – it’s much easier to live without wires… don’t you agree?