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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47. express77 unregistered

5 years of rooting and deleting bloatwares. No need to change ROM as Launchers works without root.

4. wenhuifc

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

make another post about sense's evolution and compare it with touchwiz please

6. FriendsOfSamsung unregistered

Samsung galaxy is the only android phone worth to be buy, thanks to the featuristic touchwiz interface

10. bokimaricu

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

That post gave me cancer.

19. koko1

Posts: 103; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

see ya in hell then bro :)

27. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Sense 6 is the only UI I'll ever use besides TouchWiz. There's a G2 in my house and the UI is way too cluttered. Functionality is where TouchWiz shines.

51. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

lmaooooooooo says a glorious lg owner :')

68. bokimaricu

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

Well my not-so-glorious LG has cyanogenmod 11 (4.4.2) so no LG crap and bloatware on top of it. Unless you are trying to mock me for having a cheap phone, then I would say go for it :)

66. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

ROFLMAO! Me too.

17. Orion78

Posts: 179; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Ummm no. Thank God there's other options than dealing with this TW abomination. Friends of Samsung huh? Lmao.

34. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Yes, Friends, you two are very, very "special" friends.

7. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Still no extra Homescreen customizations like scrolling wallpaper and custom icon/grid alignments. argh, these_ simple_ things! I prefer simplicity and straightforwardness over fancy, flashy eyecandy .....MIUI > Touchwiz

8. xsoft7

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

and yet. touchwiz is the only UI to get stuck, no matter what hardware you have, whether it's galasxy s1 or s5. switch to AOSP and suddenly you have a brand NEW and FAST phone!

9. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Touchwiz actually came earlier than that,in Samsung's 2009 feature touchscreen phones

12. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I prefer sense, over touchjiz any day..

13. Ishtiaque99

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Samsung touchwiz Is the best custom UI among all.

20. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

i buy samsung because of tws functionality. i dont know why people who hate it think sammy should listen to them. theyre only a minority.

24. Orion78

Posts: 179; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

You obviously haven't seen other UIs then.

52. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Yes, because they don't even exist... sadly.

25. FriendsOfSamsung unregistered

Totally agree

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Thanks Victor for a nice article! :)

15. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I generally hate OEM skins and just flash cyanogenmod ROM. But i'm impressed by sense 6 its beautiful except the app drawer and task switcher.

16. blingblingthing

Posts: 919; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Frank Drebin a contact? Nice :)

22. nothingmuch

Posts: 201; Member since: May 03, 2013

Me personally dont mind TW, its what drew me to Samsung galaxy phones from the beginning! And still with'em!

26. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Until OEM make a setting to switch all of OEM GUI to off, I'll do anything I can to avoid those with a GUI. I know, GPE an Nexus are the solutions, though a setting to shut OEM crap off would be a better solution imo, at least as far as OEM GPE devices go.

30. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Cyanogenmod and all other CM based custom ROMs are superior in every way to touchwiz.

32. Anchorman86

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 08, 2013

TouchWiz makes me have to pee...to me Sense has always been better. Sense 6 is everything an android skin should be. A compliment, not a distraction.

53. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

what's sense 6? is it a washing machine...?

37. bestmvno

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

I think some important information was left out in regards to the keyboards. Wasn't the s2 keyboard using official swype? The s3 keyboard used Samsungs swype method, and didn't the s4 become swifkey based?

38. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Touchwiz is a great skin on top of android when it comes to features and easy interface. But Samsung really need to focus on it's "Performance" .. it is slow compared to Sony & HTC's UI skins. I also feel, Samsung need to focus on it's slow UI animations (animations are quite slow).
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