A look at the Galaxy S6's powerful TouchWiz Themes

A look at the Galaxy S6's powerful TouchWiz Themes
One of the new features that the Galaxy S6's TouchWiz version is going to introduce is called... Themes! And while the concept of 'theming' is known perfectly well within the Android community, we have to say that Samsung's new implementation of the feature looks quite promising.

The thing is that while we're used to being able to change our Android devices' home screens, lock screens, and app launchers, Samsung's TouchWiz Themes offer some additional flexibility, seeing how they actually go deeper and customize things, such as icons, fonts, and even core OS applications like the dialer, messaging, or the calendar. Yep, that's how powerful TouchWiz's new themes are going to be.

Having this in mind, it's even more exciting to know that TouchWiz Themes, as found on the upcoming Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, are will be open to development from third parties, so pretty much everyone with the desire and knowledge to build themes will be able to do so. At the current time, there are just a few options to choose from in the Theme store, but hopefully, the catalog will grow quickly as the new smartphones hit the market and their popularity starts growing. Meanwhile, why don't you check out the images in the following gallery to get a quick look at a couple of themes that are already available for the Galaxy S6! Let us know what you think about this new TouchWiz feature in the comments below the post!



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55 Comments

1. TyrionLannister unregistered

I want a material design theme, but black/dark grey instead of white.

3. tonyv

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

i second this. stock lollipop material design theme at the very least. c'mon sammy :P

10. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

i wonder if third party developers can create themes? Also, the white text on black background may be a further battery life extender. It gets curiouser and curiouser.

30. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I suggest Black text on a black theme. More battery saving than your idea. :P

52. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

Nah, I am a big spender. I'll go with black background and white text :-)

38. Ray.S

Posts: 459; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Yeah, third-party developers should be able to produce themes.

47. tonyv

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

if there's a will there's a way. should i pick up the device, i'll certainly be making a theme or 2. i loved theming on some previous S devices (S2, S3, S4) so it'll be nice to get back to that.

5. GeekMovement unregistered

Material design theme would be awesome!

7. hohoho

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 12, 2014

Someone on XDA will probably make one

11. junaidahmed

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

there is store option in the themes menu, hopefully better ones will be available from there

25. tdslam720

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Yes the white is so ugly. Plus it completely destroys the fact taht we have gorgeous AMOLED screens that can take advantage of high contrast.

41. Dmitry

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 16, 2013

100% agree... and it's needed for Super AMOLED.

2. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

Pink one in Ugly. I like the default one.

8. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

There will be tons of other themes to download for the Galaxy Apps.

15. MyPhoneIsBetterThanYours

Posts: 60; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

How dare you insult one of Samsung's themes. You are probably just an apple fanboy in disguise.

21. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

LOL!!! Every single phone I have owned till date is off Samsung.

27. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

My first and last Samsung phone was the Galaxy Nexus. It got really old really fast.

32. MyPhoneIsBetterThanYours

Posts: 60; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

Sorry then. I just can't stand those fanboys.

55. Chunkyspudface

Posts: 65; Member since: May 31, 2013

I hope that was cutting edge satire, otherwise that was a ridiculous overreaction...

31. TBomb

Posts: 1574; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

It was probably for a female of younger age... to try to attract the new smartphone owners waway from getting the iphone. just a possibility though.

4. trqster

Posts: 176; Member since: May 17, 2013

Common Samsung instead of those corny looking themes, what about a vanilla Lollipop one!?

17. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

common samsung which allows devs to make themes as well. look at the lg g3 default themes its just like this.

6. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Now i see no reason to root my phones anymore. I can pimp my phone without flashing any mods anymore.

12. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I'd like to replace the Touchwiz dailer with the stock Android dailer; the notification shade with the stock Android notification shade; and the settings menu with the stock Android settings menu. In fact if they offered a Google Play edition it would be an instant buy for me.

49. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

You can flash custom rom based on AOSP anytime

13. limporgyuk

Posts: 371; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Cartoony, all of them

28. MyPhoneIsBetterThanYours

Posts: 60; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

Not as cartoony as that iOS crap.

36. limporgyuk

Posts: 371; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Nope, these icons look like they were drawn by my 5 year old daughter. She must have a Saturday job at Samsung.

19. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I think stock Android looks much nicer/classier. If there were to ever start releasing Google Play editions this would be an instant purchase for me.

23. verybeo

Posts: 29; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

nice job sammy

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