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The evolution of TouchWiz: 5 years of change

0. phoneArena 29 Apr 2014, 05:52 posted on

Samsung’s TouchWiz custom user interface that runs on top of Android is now so popular that you’d be forgiven to think that’s the way Google designed its platform to look…

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posted on 29 Apr 2014, 05:57 38

1. koko1 (Posts: 103; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)


from the ground to the sky *-*
apple needs 7 years to make a simple change in their ui !

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 08:52 18

41. CyberFalcon (Posts: 223; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Great God i thought Samsung didnt make any change till now, but they changed the background image in every version...

Dont forget this samsung haters... :P

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 08:57 16

42. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Nothing has change. Except touchwiz versions.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 12:38 1

49. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


lmaooooooooooo

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 05:59 36

2. bokimaricu (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Dec 2013)


5 years of ugliness and rubbing word "compromise" in your face. Android wasn't meant to be this ugly.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 06:06 6

5. JC557 (Posts: 1726; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


It's a design Samsung stuck with since Windows Mobile days. I did hate the use of earthy colors in the Droid Charge Touchwiz, especially the brown. Other than that it is a decent skin. It added some functionality in the old Foryo to Gingerbread days but a bit bloated.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 06:28 4

11. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Exactly what i was going to comment sire +1

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 06:37 24

18. koko1 (Posts: 103; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)


ugly ?? if the totchwiz ugly, what is beautiful ui ??
stupid and old fashioned sony & htc ui ? or apple's girlish ui ??

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 06:41 14

21. andonia2 (Posts: 34; Member since: 26 Jul 2013)


everybody is free to their own opinion dude.........

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 06:51 13

23. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Old fashioned huh seriously? Says the touchwiz fanboy. Touchwiz is still stuck in old eclairs days in terms of looks.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 07:21 2

28. bokimaricu (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Dec 2013)


I would say stock Android UI. I don't prefer any UI except stock, but TouchWiz is just plain horrid.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 07:27 10

29. SleepingOz (unregistered)


TW might be ugly to some but when it comes to functionality and features, no other UI comes close!

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 07:33 7

31. lsutigers (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


Take a look at HTC Sense.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 08:01 8

35. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I would say stock Android and HTC Sense are the best looking variations of Android available. It's all opinions though, you can think Touchwiz looks nice, that's fine, but not everyone will agree with you, me included.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 08:03 7

36. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


But all those features and functionality come at a cost; bad performance on anything other than the highest performing hardware. Or at least that was the case a short time ago, we haven't really seen the newer version of Touchwiz on lower grade hardware yet, I hope it's improved.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 08:48 13

40. CyberFalcon (Posts: 223; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


You cant just say like "5 year of ugliness" dude
please be more specific.

The Evolution of TouchWiz

Ugliest < Uglier < very ugly < ugly < still ugly

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 09:30 9

43. ravi5695 (Posts: 75; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)


actually... not ugly but the best ui an android user can get.... i love touchwiz and all its features...

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 10:38 3

46. express77 (unregistered)


Even though it is ugly, its the best thing that happened to android. But they seriously needs to work on both their touchwiz and phone's design.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 12:39 1

50. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


please tell me how the brand you like is selling and how everybody loves it.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 12:50 8

54. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


With every Galaxy I owned since gingerbread GS2 touchwiz look and feel along with its features have always impressed me .. and they have always been updated .. anyways why change it when it's loved by most people?

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 16:25 1

58. NinjaBanana (Posts: 37; Member since: 20 Apr 2014)


What's wrong with girls? I like girls. They're hot. But you wouldn't know.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 16:26 1

59. NinjaBanana (Posts: 37; Member since: 20 Apr 2014)


I hate touchwiz and all it's features! :D

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 18:45 2

62. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


I have the GS1 , GS2 and Note 3 .
The touchwiz on the GS1 is unbearable really , once I went with Cyanogen mod I didn't want to go back .
Touchwiz 4.0 is decent , but still quite ugly and slow compared to cyanogen mod .
Now that I am using the note 3. I am not sure if I want cyanogen mod on my phone anymore .

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 20:20

64. fireblade (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


yea, stock KitKat launcher is still better

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 00:53 3

65. refillable (Posts: 1062; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


LG/Google Nexus 5.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 05:56

67. Adithya7184 (Posts: 319; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


seriously?? nexus 5???? rofl

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 12:12

69. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


lmaooooo.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 12:23

70. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


I have a midrange spec'ed Galaxy Mega 6.3 and everything runs smooth and fast on it. ALL apps ALL games, I mean the 16 Gbs are full. Never had any lag or any bad performance .. You people like to invent stuff .. seriously now.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 06:04 26

3. Paviour (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


5 years of Rooting and changing Rom...

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 07:42 1

33. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Lol...basically. From their UI to dumb decisions they made with the file stsyem that made their early GS phones lag....it was easy to see why many root, ROM folks liked Samsung so much...it was so much to make better by rooting.

Yea...Samsung had the killer specs too, that also helped with their popularity.

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