Android 5.1 update rumored to bring new version of TouchWiz to Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (UPDATE)

Android 5.1 update rumored to bring new version of TouchWiz to Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (UPDATE)
According to a report published this weekend, the new version of TouchWiz that is found on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge could be made available to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 when the phablet receives its Android 5.1 update. The first Samsung devices to get the Android 5.1 update will be the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Keep in mind that none of this has been confimed by Samsung and is all speculation at this point.

With much of the bloatware removed on the new version of TouchWiz, the result is a lighter skin that runs faster. Samsung says that the new UI is 40% lighter than the prior version. And according to a source who has knowledge of  Samsung's plans, the company was inspired more by its own Tizen OS than by Android when developing the latest TouchWiz build.

TouchWiz remains bright and colorful. But despite the changes made to the icons, many will still find them to be cartoonish, a criticism about TouchWiz that will not go away even with this new iteration. Overall, the new TouchWiz is bound to be considered a big step in the right direction. It certainly would be a positive for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 users if this rumor does pan out.

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UPDATE: According to sources reached by SamMobile, Samsung is not yet working on a Android 5.1 update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Sammy is believed to be currently working on getting Android 5.0 ready for the Galaxy A models. According to the report, Samsung is also not working on moving the new version of TouchWiz over to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

source: SamMobile

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Galaxy Note4
  • Display 5.7 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 3.7 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow Samsung TouchWiz UI


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