Report: Samsung making changes to TouchWiz in China and Korea, removing the app drawer and more

Report: Samsung making changes to TouchWiz in China and Korea, removing the app drawer and more
In China and in Korea, Samsung is testing a new look for its UX including a revised TouchWiz. The redesign will be available in those countries through the "New Note UX" for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 through the Galaxy Beta Program. After hitting the Galaxy Note 5 in those aforementioned markets, the changes will supposedly rollout to recently launched Samsung devices by August. What's different? The shape of all icons have been changed to a rounded-square design. Changes are found in other areas like the Settings menu and in the Storage screen.

A major change is the removal of the app drawer, something that Google is rumored to be doing with the launch of Android N. Instead of using the app drawer, apps will be found on a series of consecutive home pages. It is not known whether Samsung plans to allow users to add an App drawer as an option. That might be the case because using one seems to be a matter of personal and regional preference. Some reports say that in parts of Asia, where the UX redesign will rollout first, users would prefer not to have an app drawer on their phone.

There is a rumor circulating that says Samsung will include the new UX (sans the App drawer) with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. What is unknown is whether this would be done globally or just in the same Asian countries receiving the Note 5 redesign.  

source: Playfuldroid via AndroidPolice

Related phones

Galaxy Note5
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    Samsung TouchWiz UI


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