New clock and calendar icons on TouchWiz show you the correct time and date

New clock and calendar icons on TouchWiz show you the correct time and date
While iOS users aren't going to get excited about this (because the feature we are about to describe is already part of the OS and has been since day one), the newly revised TouchWiz clock and calendar (S Planner) icons on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge show the real time and date. Perhaps this doesn't make you jump off your chair and scream "Hooray!," but surely there are quite a few of you out there who are thrilled with this new feature.

If you plan on staring at the clock expecting a sweeping second hand, forget it. The clock changes time only when the screen is unlocked. Are these new icons responsible for the 20 million in orders that Samsung has received for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge? Uh, no. But it does show the lengths to which Sammy was willing to go to improve TouchWiz.

Samsung has been criticized in the last few years for TouchWiz. Many have complained about the cartoon-like look of the icons, something that Samsung has done away with this year.

New version of TouchWiz has icons that show you the correct time and date

New version of TouchWiz has icons that show you the correct time and date


source: Phandroid

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28 Comments

1. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Hoooraaaayyyyyy.. Wait.. What?

2. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

i AM SOOOO LOST! Anyone else to? Because my clock on my s5 and s3 worked just fine...

3. Daftama

Posts: 639; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Talking about the calendar app it changes days doesn't show 31 all the time

4. maherk

Posts: 6632; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Then icons of the apps show rea time info. They are semi widgets.

18. ankitp

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

hello maherk troll ,how are you?? pretty busy trolling in evry article?

25. maherk

Posts: 6632; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Where did you see the trolling in my comment you knucklehead?

12. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

The stock Google Calendar app always shows 31. The icon doesn't change with the day like it does for iOS. This new TouchWiz calendar app changes the icon for every day.

17. dimas

Posts: 3235; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Thanks Captain. Now, if only people read the whole article before writing comments...

30. GeekMovement unregistered

My google calendar app icon shows the date in real time changing automatically everyday. Not sure if it's default or because I have the moonshine icon pack.

16. phljcnth

Posts: 548; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Keyword: ICON

5. tiara6918

Posts: 2262; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Great job on following apple's footsteps

26. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

MIUI had this long before iOS7. And we all know how much of MIUI became part of iOS7.

6. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I don't really understand. Does Android phone have this one for years?

7. rj_78

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Just like apples isn't it?

8. palmguy

Posts: 952; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

What? iOS users many years ago were excited by the simple fact they could finally send photos by MMS and do a video on their phone.

9. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Best clock since R clocks. Pure innovation They say man was helped by aliens to advance so quickly in tech over a short period of time. Well Tim Cook and the crew must be aliens, because Samsung went from the blackberry clone called the blackjack to this premium multi touch device called a Galaxy.....

28. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

You're confused. Tim Cook works for Apple and if anything they've been nhelped by neanderthals to advnce so little in so long a time.

11. 4GDataAbuser

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

I'm so confused was it showing the wrong time before? Someone help me understand this.

14. fingers4

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

How about an always "on" clock and notifications like Nokia?

15. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

The icon will now show the real time. I never noticed his, so its not something I ever knew was missing.

19. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Lol... Cartoonish chheerful look is a disadvantage? Then go away and use dark and boring UI and don't write nonsense.

20. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 431; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

(Face palm) Samsung once again does copy from Apple. :(

22. Biernot unregistered

you life must be so hard

27. palmguy

Posts: 952; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Good phone copies copy, great phone companies steal. :)

21. JMartin22

Posts: 2311; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

"Copy" is another token term that is often overused and has its definition of context diminished when it's flaunted around endlessly to satiate some extreme techno ideologues. It's right up there with the constant overbearing and misuse of the word "innovate"

23. TheAsh

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

yippi...I don't care if samsung is copying everything. Sometimes its better to learn from your rivals and samsung is doing it better. ^_^

24. Japultra

Posts: 132; Member since: May 16, 2014

LOL! I love all the confusion on the comments. I was confused too at first.

29. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

My Note 4 calendar icon already shows correct date?

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