This is how Samsung adapted TouchWiz for Android Marshmallow (more screenshots leak)

Samsung is cooking up a new version of its TouchWiz custom skin that runs on top of Android on all Galaxy smartphones like the Galaxy S6, Note 5 and the rest.

After taking a hit a couple of years ago for overwhelming users with features that often seemed gimmicky, Samsung has taken note recently and the company has given a fresh coat of paint to TouchWiz, making it leaner and cleaner. With Android 6.0 Marshmallow coming to Samsung devices in the near future, a change in TouchWiz is also due, and it will be a continuation on that trend of cleaner and leaner looking skin.

Gone are the teal backgrounds that carried reminiscence to the Tizen operating system. You can see how the notification dropdown, for instance, now features a welcoming light shade of gray rather than the bleak-looking teal of before, and Samsung has also added a splash of color in a few places, while removing a bit of the clutter and going one step further using more of the pillow-shaped icons we've seen in the Note 5.

We have already seen some leaked screenshots from this alleged update, but in order to see the difference between the two more clearly, here are the two versions compared side to side.

And here are seven additional leaked screenshots showing how the new version of TouchWiz will look after the update, according to images obtained by XDA Developers.

Which one do you like better?

source: XDA



1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Just get rid of the gray status bar (or make color customizable).

10. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

Themes will most likely still work. If they remove it its a step back.

14. techandbeers

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

They need to get rid of touchwiz. That s**t is garbage and lag city.

18. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Lag city , ahhahaha , dude 5.1.1 Touchwiz >>> ANY android in its range. Touchwizz 6 alredy pissing over ALL other androids. Its no longer skin , improvements samsung has under hood in touchwiz are endless. Go read up on XDA about Touchwizz 6. Stellar performance obliterating even iphone 6s.

19. true1984

Posts: 865; Member since: May 23, 2012

i wouldnt go that far, but its definitely miles ahead of other androids right now

31. techandbeers

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

Miles ahead of Nexus??? No it isn't lol.

34. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

yes it is i moved from anM8 and now to a note 5 and i have a nexus 9 and i can say touchwiz is not the fastest but its the best android skin out there , the raw features and multitasking are things i use every day and i reached a stage were i cant live without them . stock android is more stable and faster but touchwiz is fast enough , i faced some hiccups but not that much and the themes are fantastic , using material dark theme and my phone looks like stock but it has waaaaaaaay more features , u can say what you want but Samsung is doing a great job improving touchwiz

43. banglazbless

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

Dude get out the rat hole that you're living in. When was the last time you've use any Samsung device? You clowns spew alot of garbage on these threads without any knowledge of how anything works.

54. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Yes because stock Android UI isn't supposed to be beautiful and user-friendly. It's like an Android demo version while Touchwiz-/Sense- (or any other OEM UI) is the full version.

26. artixine

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 18, 2015

Would you please kindly provide us with a link ?? It seems a very interesting reading, but i was unable to find it !

28. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

People like to pretend like they are part of a very picky group on the internet. Nothing is ever good enough for them. It's the whole, 'elbows too pointy' thing.

41. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Youre just linking posts from users. Those are THEIR experiences. Not everyones. Though I do experience lag on the keyboard, this has been a fact of ALL phones ive used and I have typed on all brands and none of them are good. In fact based on my experience, iOS devices have the worse laggy keyboards. Samsung certainly takes second. and everyone else is equally at 3rd place. Nexus phones are laggy too and so is LG and many others that use ASOP/Vanilla Android. But its fine it doesnt ruin my overall usage or experience with devices. My PC has a top of the line i7 with 16GB of RAM and when I type there are times the keyboard lags. I have a Note 5. I have an S6 Edge. I did have the S6 Edge Plus. All of them have laggy keyboards. But so does my iPad Min. so did my Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. I think the issues with keyboards is they are low level priority and they should be at least medium priority. My typing speed is above 40WPM on a phone keyboard and it simply cant keep up. But Samsung phones are not a laggy mess like you're trying to claim. But there are also other times I notice on my Note 5 that it hangs, but it is a rare thing. But that doesnt make the device bad. No device is perfect, especially your ugly cheap looking Nexus phones from any brand. We get it, you dont liek Samsung. Fine! It's your money. But not everyone has the same issues. I noticed that the International version of Samsung devices dont have those issues except in the keyboard. I attribute the lag to carrier bloat and the apps that come preinstalled that cant be removed unless you root.

49. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Turn off vibrations and swype on the keyboard. I get no more keyboard lag this way, none at all.

44. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

New Touchwiz isn't even as fast on my GS6 as Stock is with my testing phone with a dual core 1.5ghz Krait OG Processor.

47. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Sure it isn't....

39. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It is not. It is what brings several features to Samsung phones, that other Android phones dont have because they arent directly supported. That si why Samsung is the king of selling handsets and all the other Android OEM's are falling every model. There is nothing wrong with TW. You're just stupid.

52. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You sound incredibly biased here. The only reason Samsung is the king is because of marketing, not because they make great products. The Note 4 was the last great phone Samsung has made. Everything else later just feels like a step back. "There is nothing wrong with TW" There is nothing right with TW.

38. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Funny, one of the shots showed the Theme store. did you not see that?

2. Dreamboat

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 29, 2015

Even if you polish a turd it's still a turd

11. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

A very shiny turd :)

33. techandbeers

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

The f**k is wrong with you.

50. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Even with an apple logo on it, it would still be a turd to someone.

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

I can't believe they managed to find a notification shade color that looks even uglier than that disgusting blue. But I'm gonna use a theme anyway, so it doesn't matter.

9. E34V8

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

Yes. I was thinking exactly the same. The Android 6.0 theme is nice btw.

35. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

material dark to the rescue.

37. TyrionLannister unregistered

I use rotox. Find it a little better.

56. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Looks good as well but I prefer smaller buttons (not sure what are they called) in setting panel.

4. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Basically they destroyed Marsh mellow- congrats Sammy

5. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Everything looks better beside that notification shade coloring, hopefully we can alter the color. Not only does it look misplaced, but it's a battery strain

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