The evolution of TouchWiz: 5 years of change

Samsung’s TouchWiz custom user interface that runs on top of Android is now so popular that you’d be forgiven to think that’s the way Google designed its platform to look…
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74 Comments

1. koko1

Posts: 103; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

from the ground to the sky *-* apple needs 7 years to make a simple change in their ui !

41. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Great God i thought Samsung didnt make any change till now, but they changed the background image in every version... Dont forget this samsung haters... :P

42. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Nothing has change. Except touchwiz versions.

49. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

lmaooooooooooo

2. bokimaricu

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

5 years of ugliness and rubbing word "compromise" in your face. Android wasn't meant to be this ugly.

5. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It's a design Samsung stuck with since Windows Mobile days. I did hate the use of earthy colors in the Droid Charge Touchwiz, especially the brown. Other than that it is a decent skin. It added some functionality in the old Foryo to Gingerbread days but a bit bloated.

11. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Exactly what i was going to comment sire +1

18. koko1

Posts: 103; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

ugly ?? if the totchwiz ugly, what is beautiful ui ?? stupid and old fashioned sony & htc ui ? or apple's girlish ui ??

21. andonia2

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

everybody is free to their own opinion dude.........

23. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Old fashioned huh seriously? Says the touchwiz fanboy. Touchwiz is still stuck in old eclairs days in terms of looks.

54. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

With every Galaxy I owned since gingerbread GS2 touchwiz look and feel along with its features have always impressed me .. and they have always been updated .. anyways why change it when it's loved by most people?

28. bokimaricu

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

I would say stock Android UI. I don't prefer any UI except stock, but TouchWiz is just plain horrid.

31. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Take a look at HTC Sense.

35. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I would say stock Android and HTC Sense are the best looking variations of Android available. It's all opinions though, you can think Touchwiz looks nice, that's fine, but not everyone will agree with you, me included.

58. NinjaBanana

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

What's wrong with girls? I like girls. They're hot. But you wouldn't know.

29. SleepingOz unregistered

TW might be ugly to some but when it comes to functionality and features, no other UI comes close!

36. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

But all those features and functionality come at a cost; bad performance on anything other than the highest performing hardware. Or at least that was the case a short time ago, we haven't really seen the newer version of Touchwiz on lower grade hardware yet, I hope it's improved.

70. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

I have a midrange spec'ed Galaxy Mega 6.3 and everything runs smooth and fast on it. ALL apps ALL games, I mean the 16 Gbs are full. Never had any lag or any bad performance .. You people like to invent stuff .. seriously now.

62. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I have the GS1 , GS2 and Note 3 . The touchwiz on the GS1 is unbearable really , once I went with Cyanogen mod I didn't want to go back . Touchwiz 4.0 is decent , but still quite ugly and slow compared to cyanogen mod . Now that I am using the note 3. I am not sure if I want cyanogen mod on my phone anymore .

40. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

You cant just say like "5 year of ugliness" dude please be more specific. The Evolution of TouchWiz Ugliest < Uglier < very ugly < ugly < still ugly

43. ravi5695

Posts: 75; Member since: Feb 11, 2011

actually... not ugly but the best ui an android user can get.... i love touchwiz and all its features...

59. NinjaBanana

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

I hate touchwiz and all it's features! :D

46. express77 unregistered

Even though it is ugly, its the best thing that happened to android. But they seriously needs to work on both their touchwiz and phone's design.

50. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

please tell me how the brand you like is selling and how everybody loves it.

65. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

LG/Google Nexus 5.

67. Adithya7184 unregistered

seriously?? nexus 5???? rofl

69. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

lmaooooo.

64. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

yea, stock KitKat launcher is still better

3. Paviour

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

5 years of Rooting and changing Rom...

33. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Lol...basically. From their UI to dumb decisions they made with the file stsyem that made their early GS phones lag....it was easy to see why many root, ROM folks liked Samsung so much...it was so much to make better by rooting. Yea...Samsung had the killer specs too, that also helped with their popularity.
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