Check out this stock Android theme for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

Check out this stock Android theme for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge
The Samsung Galaxy S6 series brought a lot of changes to the manufacturer's TouchWiz UI, but probably the best thing about it is the fact that the user can quickly change the theme of the smartphone, lending a fresh new look to the handset with the push of a few buttons. 

Although there are a lot of themes to choose from, none of the themes currently available mimic the appearance of the stock Android user interface. That is about to change soon, as Sammobile has just posted a few photos of an upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 theme that mimics the user interface available on Nexus smartphones, which is the stock Android interface.

The theme, which has yet to show up in the official Theme Store, was designed by popular icon designer Samer Zayer, adopts near-stock icons, and also comes with a layout that's highly similar to what Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 6 owners are currently experiencing on their vanilla Android implementations. It should be mentioned that the UI is not spot-on identical to stock Android (for instance, the quick toggles come with a different layout despite the fact that they adopt the same icons as on stock Android), although the general feel is certainly there.

According to Sammobile, the theme has been approved by Samsung. If you've been craving for a taste of vanilla Android on your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge, then this new theme should be exactly what the doctor ordered. We'll update this post when the theme becomes available for download. In the meantime, check out the screenshots below!

Update: The theme has been published in the Samsung Theme Store.

source: Sammobile



1. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

im super excited about this actually.. this is the one thing i cant get warmed up about on sammy phones.. tw just isnt my thing.

3. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Sadly it's still touchwiz underneath

5. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

So what? you get all of the Amazing features of touchwiz while the looks of Stock Android. Best of Both worlds.

6. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Guess what? TW has been the inspiration of almost every other android and iOS UI for the past 3-4 years. Quick Toggles, keyboard suggestion, multi window, smart stay, gesture controls, lockscreen, and many more. I remember people criticizing Samsung for going with a colorful UI in TW, when everyone else was using black or whites for their UIs. Now, almost every other skin is as colorful as TW. Those who dislike/hate TW are mostly the ones who will never like anything something does.

7. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Skins are the way to go. Bringing new features to Android.

9. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

anything Samsung** does.

17. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I like a lot of things Samsung does, matter of fact I'm still using my galaxy nexus as a daily driver. Now that the S6 is out about 4 years later Samsung has managed to produce a phone that appears to be smoother than the old Nexus. A large part of the reason why Samsung phones run like crap (when compared to stock) is because of Touchwiz. If Touchwiz is so amazing it should be able to stand on it's own as a downloadable theme/application for those who want it or at least make it uninstallable. Until then, unless Samsung makes another Nexus phone, I won't be buying any of their devices unless they do something amazing (and no, the S6 is not that amazing.)

10. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

While i am no touchwiz hater, those "inspirations" you speak of were almost all derived elsewhere, colors included.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Colors aren't original except in natural. So yes, what we see is mimic'd from nature. SO?

25. iosl0ver5eva

Posts: 119; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

I agree with other android OS. But definitely not iOS

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What? This is why it works. Even though I don't love Windows as an example, out of all the desktop operating system, it has been the most liberal for making your computer not look like everyone elses. What makes this great is, because the theming is done by touchwiz, the elements are easily installed via APK's and they don't have to trash system files like you have to do in Windows. TouchWiz is a safer method of adding features to Android: First - Unlike with Windows where certain files have to be patched to make theme work, with TouchWiz, it is its own layer separate from Android. Thus if their is a problem, it only effect TW, not the underlying OS. The huge plus is, if it breaks TW, you can disable it keep going. Second - Since other Android phones don't have TW, forcing the use of TW would also prevent easy thief. Even though yes you can steal the look, making it work would be a harder task. Third - The reason Samsung phones outsell all of Android OEM? TOUCHWIZ FEATURES!!!!!!!!!!!!

18. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

OK, you really don't know anything. Windows as the most liberal? I'll introduce you to something called compiz-fusion, look up videos of it, it is endlessly reconfigurable. You have no idea what Touchwiz is. The problem is that Touchwiz, and I don't know if what you said about it being separate layer from Android is correct, cannot be removed from Samsung phones and default to stock Android... not without completely flashing the ROM and a lot of people aren't savy enough or willing to take the risks with new devices. Second, what are you talking about "easy theif"? Some features incorporated into touchwiz are useful, the core and the performance impacts from having TW is garbage though. I don't want that, I wouldn't want to steal it, I'm shocked others are ok with it. Third, no. Samsung is a vastly bigger corporation than any other phone company (Apple included regardless of what market valuation says), with better hardware, production capabilities, and vastly superior marketing budgets than other companies. Touchwiz is the reason why they'll never get to Apple like status. It drags them down. The lack or delay of updates to their phones drag them down, and Touchwiz is a part of this cycle. Finally, it's clear English is not your native language, but I understand most of what you're trying to say. You are wrong.

29. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Touchwiz drags Samsung down? so explain to us how samsung went from a nobody when it first made touchwiz back in 2010, and to the number one phone manufacturer right now when clearly iphone, BB and HTC was dominating the market back then? Samsung sells more phones than apple, Samsung caters everyone's needs to the low, mid and high end phones. They also make the most innovative and advance phones, so please Apple will never reach Samsungs status.

32. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Actually I already did explain that, reading comprehension is also a skill. Samsung could be doing much better. Touchwiz, uninstallable apps and locked phones do drag them down, those are the only critiques I have agaisnt them. I've posted at other times saying there are some features of touchwiz which are nice, but not worth the sacrifices in stability, performance and timely updates. Carry on now.

2. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Looks beautiful! People like MKBHD and Pocketnow, who didn't like the looks of TW would defenitely love this!

4. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015


8. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

This is pretty good.. Samsung has already obliterated things that their critics been shouting for so long, though they actually added some - nonremovable batt and no micro sd card.. They're near to perfection..

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Awesome! I can't wait. I am hoping to hear from Samsung telling me I have been chosen to create theme. I have several ideas for some iconic designs using architectural, abstract and natural art.

15. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

While this is neat and all I am surprised by how much I like the new touchwiz. I wasn't a fan of the skin myself the past couple of years but now I think I am just going to stick with it despite all these cool themes and the Google Now launcher being available.

16. rifat44

Posts: 49; Member since: Apr 29, 2015

On the other side I really can't get to like the theme store and it's themes be it lg's or Samsung's,i just want to install custom roms on these devices but again this a complicated process............again with this stock theme some menu will still be touchwiz like the settings menu........pls improve the themes quality lg and samsung

30. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Guess you never used an S6 before and didn't bother looking at the pictures, anyway ill just tell you anyway the settings menu does change to look like stock android. Samsung's theme engine has the best customisation compared to any other manufacturers, including your favourite LG.

19. rifat44

Posts: 49; Member since: Apr 29, 2015

And here I go.......Off topic- Dear phonearena, And now I m thinking writing a letter but I wasn't going to.We all come come to your website daily,so I want to give some suggestions to improve the website- 1.pls improve the comment section because we don't know when our comments are getting replies in mobile version(most important) 2.pls change yours website theme 3.make your website more simple 4.thats all for now but pls think about no.1

27. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Samsung needs to bring themes to older devices like the Galaxy Alpha, Note 4, S5, etc.

28. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

First theme I'll use.

33. andremontross

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

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Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

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