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TouchWiz or stock Android? Both may soon coexist on the Samsung Galaxy S4

TouchWiz or stock Android? Both may soon coexist on the Samsung Galaxy S4
Earlier this week we introduced you to the MoDaCo.SWITCH software for the HTC One. Basically, it allows users to have both Sense and the stock Android user interface installed on a single One handset, with as much information shared between the two UIs as possible. Flashing ROMs back and forth is not required as a simple reboot is enough to switch between the two layouts. 

Now it looks like the Samsung Galaxy S4 (model GT-I9505) will be the next smartphone to get the treatment. After successfully raising enough funding via IndieGoGo – a modest goal of £1000 – the guys behind MoDaCo.SWITCH are working on bringing the software to Samsung's flagship.

No specific launch date has been given, but backers will be given early access to the software in August, and with 17 more days to go until the project funding ends, you are free to chip in as well. All extra cash that is raised may potentially help to bring MoDaCo.SWITCH abilities to third-party Android ROMs. 

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posted on 31 Jul 2013, 00:27 5

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Where's GT-I9500 :(

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 01:24 1

2. Bootutu (Posts: 189; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


CM 10.2 (Android 4.3) is now booting on i9500, so won't be long....

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2294176&page=35

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 03:00

6. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 191; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


It should run on both since the only diff is 4G.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 01:30 2

3. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Does this software include the feature of raising benchmark scores to make me feel better about my phone's performance?
/s

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 01:40 3

4. SamsungNewbie (Posts: 30; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I've avoided running benchmarks on my GS3 (traded an iPhone 5 for it as my first Android device) so I don't get gadget lust, it runs amazingly even though it may not get the highest benchmark scores. Benchmark scores are pretty easily spoofed if I remember correctly.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 04:34

8. Trex95 (Posts: 571; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


http://www.anandtech.com/show/7187/looking-at-cpugpu-benchmark-optimizations-galaxy-s-4 Samsung lies?!

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 06:47

12. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Yup, my sarcasm was directed at that news,

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 06:16

10. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1269; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Naw, the developers will just make the GPU run at the rated chip speed at all times. I now have my nexus 7 2013 running at 1.7ghz instead of the 1.5ghz Google had it at. Your making a big deal at of nothing. Android is that powerful. I'm hoping to hit 1.9ghz by the weekend.
And if you don't care to overclock stick with iPhones and WP.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 06:48

13. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Nah, i never considered overclocking any phone. I wont trade in less battery life for an extra 10-20% boost of power

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 10:53

15. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 241; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


hahahaha, that literally had me LOL and my office was like, what are you lauhging at.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 02:16

5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2787; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


This is a good option to try both on a single device.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 04:34

7. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1259; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Paul and his crew at Modaco are great. I'm glad to see them get the kind of press they have deserved for a long time. I have used Modaco's ROM kitchen for every Android phone I have owned that was supported, with great results.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 04:38

9. Trex95 (Posts: 571; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


http://blog.gsmarena.com/samsung-exposed-to-be-cheating-on-benchmarks-with-the-octa-core-galaxy-s4/!!

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 06:39

11. JeffPilsner (Posts: 4; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


Do you need root for this?

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:48

14. kevin_wsy (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


You need the phone for this. :P

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