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The evolution of TouchWiz: 5 years of change

0. phoneArena posted on 29 Apr 2014, 05:52

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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posted on 29 Apr 2014, 08:28

39. tokuzumi (Posts: 1211; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)

Never been a huge fan of touchwiz. I've always liked the Galaxy devices, however. I always ended up flashing CyanogenMod on my devices, Samsung, HTC, or otherwise.

Are we using a 0 based array, or a 1 based array? 2010 was 4 years ago, not 5 (which is a 0 based array). If we are going with a 1 based array, we get 5 years.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 10:06

44. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

why cant samesung just update touchwiz for every galaxy phone?

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 14:07 3

55. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

The same way the iPhone 4 doesn't have Siri or Panorama.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 10:37

45. osanilevich (Posts: 286; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)

TouchWiz is a solid UI IMO, if they just didn't bloat it so much it would definitely be zippier

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 11:04 2

48. D600abc (Posts: 5; Member since: 18 Mar 2014)

"TouchWiz first debuted on the original Samsung Galaxy S in 2010."

That's not true, the first versions of TouchWiz debuted on the original Omnia and F480 Tocco.

Get your facts straight PA.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 14:52 1

56. androidwpios (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


posted on 29 Apr 2014, 15:26 1

57. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

I think every hater of TouchWiz or Samsung should just shut up and stop complaining. At least it's a lot better than any other skin out there.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 17:34

60. androidwpios (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

Hah the best thing is stock android then CM after HTC and moto I use note3
CM11 rom

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 17:45 1

61. Lauticol (Posts: 372; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)

You should do "The evolution of Sense", since it was the old TouchFlo! (Now that I think about it, Samsung named their UI very similar to HTC's in that time)

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 19:28

63. garyII (Posts: 160; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)

this is what it takes for Samsung to reach today level...and i am still proud of my S II

posted on 02 May 2014, 17:49

71. maxmppower (unregistered)


posted on 03 May 2014, 04:56

72. Scorpion (Posts: 103; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)

I've been using TouchWiz since it ran on my old Omnia on WM6.1 - They were the first to bring widgets, even before Android. Too bad they ditched the camera key since then. But using SII and now an S4 I really love the blueish "nature" TouchWiz. I love being able to zoom out and see all widgets at once for example. No more on the S5...

posted on 03 May 2014, 04:59

73. Scorpion (Posts: 103; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)

Only thing I can recommend besides it is the Sony UI. Love the "Sort by most used" in the app drawer. Never used Sense so can't judge that. But they do need a background in the app drawer I think.

posted on 08 May 2014, 19:07

74. desmond0318 (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 May 2014)

Touchwiz is user friendly, i end up with samsung after using sony and iphone..
sony's flash looks childish, iphone's need a maid to clean the desktop for a good view of wallpaper. (messy UI)

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