This is how Samsung adapted TouchWiz for Android Marshmallow (more screenshots leak)
posted by Victor H. / Nov 18, 2015, 6:19 AM
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.
Cleaner and leanerGone 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?
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Just get rid of the gray status bar (or make color customizable).
posted on Nov 18, 2015, 6:21 AM 2
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Themes will most likely still work. If they remove it its a step back.
posted on Nov 18, 2015, 6:45 AM 1
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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.
posted on Nov 18, 2015, 7:26 AM 37
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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
posted on Nov 18, 2015, 10:20 AM 3
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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.
posted on Nov 18, 2015, 12:34 PM 5
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XDA links citing touchwiz lag: http://forum.xda-developers.com/note-4/general/touchwiz-lollipop-garbage-t3097446&ved=0CB8QrAIoATAAahUK
http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s6-edge/help/galax-s6-lags-stutters-t3099950&ved=0CD4QFjAJahUKEwiL CNHYmfikPM9n0v_mmy5Kfe7E2aYQnA &sig2=fYww7jvljrHPHyozjutVig 6t6CpprJAhWFSiYKHf36CTU&usg=AF
Let's try not to act as if this isn't an issue for any touchwiz user.
People like to pretend their purchases are perfect. QjCNFifoZxmVvb6oljW5uiZBWhBP_V JQ&sig2=UWlHv8ha2dgOl2nRiZDxTw
posted on Nov 18, 2015, 9:40 AM 7
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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.
posted on Nov 18, 2015, 11:19 AM 2
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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.
posted on Nov 18, 2015, 11:09 AM 1
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.
posted on Nov 18, 2015, 7:46 PM 2
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Even if you polish a turd it's still a turd
posted on Nov 18, 2015, 6:21 AM 15
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.
posted on Nov 18, 2015, 6:22 AM 10
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material dark to the rescue.
posted on Nov 18, 2015, 10:36 AM 0
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