TouchWiz goes flat? Alleged Galaxy S6 Android Marshmallow preview screenshots leak

TouchWiz goes flat? Alleged Galaxy S6 Android Marshmallow preview screenshots leak
According to a leaked Android update roadmap for Samsung devices that was tipped to us not long ago, the Galaxy S6 currently has its Android 6.0 Marshmallow software in testing, while the official rollout is scheduled to begin next month. The Note 5 is prepped for this month, according to the roadmap, and we have already seen a collection of screenshots from its Marshmallow build (the second slideshow below).

As if to corroborate that the Note 5 Marshmallow leak may be legit, the vast confines of the Chinese blogosphere today erupted with alleged screenshots from the upcoming Android 6.0 update for the Galaxy S6, and TouchWiz there looks very similar to the Note 5's interface. While the Weibo poster warns that this is still a preview build, it is immediately noticeable that TouchWiz will be simplified on the S6 in its next edition, too. 

Ever since Apple flattened iOS, and Android came up with the colorful Material Design guidelines, most phone makers ran the iron over their Android interface overlays, ditching drop shadows, gradients or 3D effects. Take it or leave it, Samsung is following that road further, and may now also change one of the uglier components of TouchWiz - the notification bar. The pull-down status shutter sports a whitish theme on the S6 in these screengrabs, both for the background, and for the toggles, which seem to have been more stylishly redesigned as well.

Another cool thing that Android 6.0 Marshmallow may bring to the Galaxy S6, is in the Pro mode of the camera app, where you would seemingly be able to set the shutter speed, in addition to the ISO, exposure, white balance, and other manual settings. The Note 5 currently has this feature in its camera interface, and it is apparently coming to the Galaxy S6 as well, for the unbridled joy of its owners. Check out the rest of the screenshots from the eventual Marshmallow-ed TouchWiz for the Galaxy S6, and tell us what you think of these potential changes that Samsung could bring to its premium handset.

source: Misaka_9903 (Weibo)

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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)



1. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

About time Samsung!

13. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

no! that looks more like iOS!!

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No it doesn't.

32. AlikMalix unregistered

It looks extremely like iOS, with no shadows and blurry overlay backgrounds. I bet the animations are identical.

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes it does, and it looks pretty clean. You know Apple and Samsung are frienemies. It's their trolling fanboys the do the nagging.

31. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

50. rick_mobile

Posts: 359; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

Holly**** it's identical to the Nokia. I guess they really did get it from Nokia

52. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

I instantly notice it's very symbian look a like

62. chibbsthecat

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 16, 2014

Lol Photoshop fail

49. rick_mobile

Posts: 359; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

It does look a bit like iOS. But it'll look much better, sharper and vibrant than those washed out LCD panels on the iphone. Plus, thank goodness for themes, launchers and icon packs on android because in my opinion those icons look boring and old.

51. AlikMalix unregistered

Why do you even bother? We know you hate iOS. Your opinion always going to be negative and "washed out". Glare from Samsung panels hurt my eyes - it's too contrasted especially on older models like s5 and older. Lcd has been perfected and now oled got good colors. You're entitled to your opinion, but you overexaggerate to the extreme - makes your attempt a moot one.

53. rick_mobile

Posts: 359; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

Today I'm just trolling for fun. Take a chill pill. I don't hate iOS. I just like to troll sheeps and help them get their head out of their @$$. I will criticize android too if they come up with something stupid.

58. AlikMalix unregistered

Never mind then, I do that too (a lot). Carry on.

54. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Apple lcd wash out? i think it's exaggerating statement but amoled has higher contrast with deep black and vibrant colors. Boring icon? i think he has the right to speak because it's subjective, and probably he doesn't want to jailbreak his device.

57. androidwindows

Posts: 216; Member since: Oct 04, 2014's the pot calling the kettle black...

19. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014


2. droidboy

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Still ugly.. I would go back to Samsung if they ran stock Android.

8. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

I don't have a problem with the current TouchWizz. But it would be nice to have the choise between TW and plain Android. (and the option to add certain apps from TW trhough the Play Store) The camera app in TW is the best out there for Android imo. Also the S-health app is better than Fit from Google

9. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Agree with everything said here.. S health is much better than fit too

10. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

It would just be another phone running stock Android if it didn't run tw. In terms of usability and features, tw is far ahead than stock Android.

24. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

even battery optimization is much better than stock Android

61. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

There is no way Sammy ditches TW.

11. Dr.SamX

Posts: 245; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

There are plenty of custom roms out there and there will be Cyanogenmod available for the S6 soon, so you actually can get stock Android on a Samsung device!

17. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not in all instances. The Verizon Note 4 still doesn't have a true root, let alone am unlocked bootloader. You can't even have a modded TW kernel, let alone CM. Besides, with CM you get a much buggier experience and useless hardware (S-Pen).

22. Macready

Posts: 1829; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Plenty of themes to choose from, including those mimicking stock. Outdated complaints.

48. droidboy

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Not really outdated... Still an issue "theme's" don't count. Tw is still ugly as ever ... And phones that don't run stock Android take forever for software updates...

35. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Stock android is far more ugly.

39. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Lollipop white everywhere and that awful notification dropdown? No thanks.

55. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Yup ugly... colors & icon become worst with this update, i hope they include themes feature to older Note 4.

3. Wolf_Blitza

Posts: 64; Member since: May 30, 2014

Apple did it, so Samsung has to do it too? SMH, Apple is the true innovator of copying Microsoft.

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