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

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56 Comments

57. afrodroid

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 06, 2015

used to think people are just hating when they say touchwiz is laggy,until i switched to sony xperia,samsung should get rid of it honestly

53. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Seriously what's with the TW hate? If you don't like the way it looks, download a theme! Better yet, if YOU think you can make TW look better, then make your own theme and upload it to the theme store.

51. Fellwalker

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

I really don't care what miniscule colour changed have been made. The issue I have with touchwiz is replacing perfectly good stock apps with their own, and adding junk that takes up RAM and CPU. I had to root my tab s to get rid of the worst of it; gained 0.6GB of RAM. I borrowed a note 4 for 2 weeks to compare to my nexus 5 and was surprised how things took longer to do in touchwiz, and seemed to be behind more menus. Maybe if it had been mine and I could have removed some of the junk, it'd have been better. I have got to hate the home button that does different things depending how hard you press it. I really hoped this article was going to tell me that Samsung had removed or made most of their pointless apps. Colour changes - am I bovvered?

42. PureA

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 18, 2015

Again Samsung insists to not include multi user to TouchWiz with the Marshmallow update !!!!!

40. killerpollo

Posts: 89; Member since: May 15, 2015

Nicer yes but still looks too Nokia N9-ish...

36. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Why?can"t Samsung get all the Data on/off Widgets working on there current phones,as they worked on the Note 4 o.k,but its so annoying having to press the settings button and then go to the data to turn it off or on

30. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

Touchwiz is still garbage, I am rocking an m9(I know, shame on me) as well as an s6 edge and as far as overall responsiveness, after 6 to 7 months of using both devices every single day, the m9 is definitely the better performer.

48. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

When I had the M9 it performed much worse than my GS6. I didn't have the M9 for 6 months though but I had my GS6 since launch and it runs better than it did out of the box thanks to the 5.1.1 update. Funny how our experiences are completely different. So I call bulls**t on your part.

55. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

And in terms of functions M9 is far behind.

29. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

If you are not using a theme then you're doing Android wrong in the first place.

25. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

I actually prefer the new touchwiz. Obviously looks more professional and cleaner than the current version.

24. Kubook

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 09, 2015

very cool

22. Dr.SamX

Posts: 245; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Well, it looks ok and with themes available I guess everyone can find one that he/she likes!

21. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Great to see perfomance improvements and ram management fixed

20. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I think they want to push themes with all that white in hopes people buy them so they get more money?

17. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Its almost 2016 Sammy. Use stock!

23. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

No f**king way.

27. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Stock is as boring as IOS

16. Shocky unregistered

I don't really understand why there is so much white, battery drain on AMOLED will be nuts, it will definitely need a theme change.

15. techandbeers

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

Time for people to realize touchwiz needs to go away. It makes awesome phones suck.

13. Kumar123 unregistered

I'm curious to see how Samsung going to implement Now on Tap feature on their galaxy phone.

12. Carbo

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 07, 2015

That's better, but i hope that there is a black theme to go with it.

8. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I'm glad the real is gone and welcome the gray. I wish they would have changed the lime green color though.

7. GreatBigPhoney

Posts: 71; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

So they desaturated the interface in general and ugged up the lockscreen? Eh, well it's still better than what they've done in the past..mostly... and it is themeable, either way still looking forward to the update in May of next year despite claims of it coming next month to the Note 5 XP.

5. JMartin22

Posts: 2429; 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

6. TyrionLannister unregistered

I don't think you can alter the color. But you can most definitely apply a theme which will change the color.

45. jerry14

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 23, 2014

No one really noticed the "color palette" thingy on the 6th picture?? Goosh..

4. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 303; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Basically they destroyed Marsh mellow- congrats Sammy

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: 113; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

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

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