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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, 10:39 1

47. express77 (unregistered)


5 years of rooting and deleting bloatwares. No need to change ROM as Launchers works without root.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 06:06 11

4. wenhuifc (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Apr 2014)


make another post about sense's evolution and compare it with touchwiz please

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 06:09 17

6. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)


Samsung galaxy is the only android phone worth to be buy, thanks to the featuristic touchwiz interface

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 06:26 17

10. bokimaricu (Posts: 58; Member since: 21 Dec 2013)


That post gave me cancer.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 06:38 11

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


see ya in hell then bro :)

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 07:18 13

27. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Sense 6 is the only UI I'll ever use besides TouchWiz. There's a G2 in my house and the UI is way too cluttered.

Functionality is where TouchWiz shines.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 12:41 1

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


lmaooooooooo says a glorious lg owner :')

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 09:52

68. bokimaricu (Posts: 58; Member since: 21 Dec 2013)


Well my not-so-glorious LG has cyanogenmod 11 (4.4.2) so no LG crap and bloatware on top of it. Unless you are trying to mock me for having a cheap phone, then I would say go for it :)

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 00:54

66. refillable (Posts: 1047; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


ROFLMAO! Me too.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 06:37 3

17. Orion78 (Posts: 82; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


Ummm no. Thank God there's other options than dealing with this TW abomination. Friends of Samsung huh? Lmao.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 07:55 1

34. mrblah (Posts: 576; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


Yes, Friends, you two are very, very "special" friends.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 06:11 3

7. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Still no extra Homescreen customizations like scrolling wallpaper and custom icon/grid alignments.

argh, these_ simple_ things!

I prefer simplicity and straightforwardness over fancy, flashy eyecandy .....MIUI > Touchwiz

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 06:12 8

8. xsoft7 (Posts: 27; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


and yet. touchwiz is the only UI to get stuck, no matter what hardware you have, whether it's galasxy s1 or s5. switch to AOSP and suddenly you have a brand NEW and FAST phone!

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 06:19

9. mercorp (Posts: 1030; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Touchwiz actually came earlier than that,in Samsung's 2009 feature touchscreen phones

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 06:29 6

12. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


I prefer sense, over touchjiz any day..

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 06:30 14

13. Ishtiaque99 (Posts: 66; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


Samsung touchwiz Is the best custom UI among all.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 06:38 8

20. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


i buy samsung because of tws functionality. i dont know why people who hate it think sammy should listen to them. theyre only a minority.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 06:51 4

24. Orion78 (Posts: 82; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


You obviously haven't seen other UIs then.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 12:43

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


Yes, because they don't even exist... sadly.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 06:52 1

25. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)


Totally agree

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 06:31

14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Thanks Victor for a nice article! :)

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 06:34 3

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


I generally hate OEM skins and just flash cyanogenmod ROM. But i'm impressed by sense 6 its beautiful except the app drawer and task switcher.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 06:35

16. blingblingthing (Posts: 541; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Frank Drebin a contact? Nice :)

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 06:48 1

22. nothingmuch (Posts: 195; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Me personally dont mind TW, its what drew me to Samsung galaxy phones from the beginning! And still with'em!

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 07:01

26. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Until OEM make a setting to switch all of OEM GUI to off, I'll do anything I can to avoid those with a GUI.
I know, GPE an Nexus are the solutions, though a setting to shut OEM crap off would be a better solution imo, at least as far as OEM GPE devices go.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 07:27 6

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


Cyanogenmod and all other CM based custom ROMs are superior in every way to touchwiz.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 07:37 2

32. Anchorman86 (Posts: 17; Member since: 08 Nov 2013)


TouchWiz makes me have to pee...to me Sense has always been better. Sense 6 is everything an android skin should be. A compliment, not a distraction.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 12:44 1

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


what's sense 6? is it a washing machine...?

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 08:14

37. bestmvno (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


I think some important information was left out in regards to the keyboards. Wasn't the s2 keyboard using official swype? The s3 keyboard used Samsungs swype method, and didn't the s4 become swifkey based?

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 08:21 3

38. XaErO (Posts: 325; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Touchwiz is a great skin on top of android when it comes to features and easy interface.

But Samsung really need to focus on it's "Performance" ..
it is slow compared to Sony & HTC's UI skins.

I also feel, Samsung need to focus on it's slow UI animations (animations are quite slow).

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