More images of TouchWiz's upcoming Themes app spotted
posted by Chris P. / Dec 01, 2014, 3:29 AM
Now, Samsung offering themes with TouchWiz is quite interesting, seeing as these are something of a specialty with Chinese OEMs – the same folks that Samsung is intent on competing with in their own backyard. Whether the South Korean electronics giant will be offering even more choices than those five – perhaps with a dedicated section within its app store – remains unclear.
Considering the rapidly increasing number of seemingly-independent leaks pointing towards the same, it's probably about time we did away with skepticism and agreed that themes are coming to TouchWiz, and sooner than we initially thought.
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That looks cool :)
posted on Dec 01, 2014, 3:32 AM 10
Looks like more bloat to me. What Samsung needs is a huge overhaul of TouchWiz not more clutter.
posted on Dec 01, 2014, 4:09 AM 3
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IMO it doesn't matter as long as it runs smooth with no lag (and if it doesn't take up too much) Note 4 has less lag than the iPhone 6+ If the S6 has less lag than the Note 4 then I dont care how many extra bloat they add (and if it doesn't take up too much space, probably wont be a problem if it has 32GB or more)
posted on Dec 01, 2014, 4:40 AM 5
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You do realize, if you don't like TouchWiz you can install an alternative launcher. Right? TouchWiz is more than just a skin. It si a application layer that adds significant capabilities to Samsung phones that no other Android phone or tablet has. PERIOD. Which is why Samsung sold 350M smartphones last year with most running TW. I have gone onto ATT, T-Mobile and Verizon's websites for people who have purchased Samsung Galaxy line of devices. I rarely see anyone complain about problems with TW. In fact most of the reviews are all positive. Most are talking about how great the features are. The vast majority have no idea what TW is or what it does. Does TW need an overhaul? NO! What it does need is to be able to run directly on the hardware. The reason for some lag is the fact Android is a Virtual Machine that doesn't have direct access to the hardware. If Android worked like C+ which is what iOS uses, the phones would run so much better.
posted on Dec 01, 2014, 10:20 AM 5
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Its fake It is a ROM galaxynote3root.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/vn-kitkat-rom-galaxynote3-sm-n900-1024×851.jpg i2.wp.com/joyofandroid.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/phoenix.png?resize=597%2C532 i.imgur.com/PLZY65v.png
posted on Dec 01, 2014, 8:29 AM 0
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launchers with themes is nothing new, i ditched all manufactures launchers long time ago, they are too much behind compared to fully advanced launchers in android app market.
posted on Dec 01, 2014, 3:37 AM 1
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I have mixed feelings over this. While this is something new (at least from big OEMs), I highly doubt this will help in improving TouchWiz' optimization. Samsung really needs to master first the efficiency of their skin before stuffing something that'll seem to bloat it even more.
posted on Dec 01, 2014, 3:45 AM 2
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Instead of adding more bloat how about being dedicated to making their phones free of junk right out of the box. The amount of unremovable junkware in a Samsung phone is rather amazing.
posted on Dec 01, 2014, 5:00 AM 0
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Palladium. Most of the time we don't see eye to eye but samsung do like to pre install unremovable apps taking up a lot of space. Most of these third parties will never be useful so they just take up storage and memory. Samsung need to be considerate and provide links for user to install out of their free will.
posted on Dec 01, 2014, 10:59 PM 0
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"Samsung really needs to master first the efficiency of their skin " Please teach us master what you want, in case you forgot ,all androids have almost same UI. What you judge is the theme and wallpaper. Here you'll have what you want but you'll still complain because it's samsung
posted on Dec 01, 2014, 8:49 AM 0
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Don't get me wrong bro, in fact I think Samsung makes one of the best handsets around (you can check my phones list). However it is not unknown to many that TouchWiz is (one of) the heaviest skin out there and the occasional hiccups has always been associated with it. I currently use Galaxy S5 and I still get slowdowns especially in the stock browser. I am so tired of reading (overblown) S lag comments and I hope Samsung is, too.
posted on Dec 01, 2014, 3:17 PM 0
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Yawn... LG already has this
posted on Dec 01, 2014, 6:04 AM 0
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