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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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posted on 02 Dec 2015, 06:37 2

1. FoneAddict (Posts: 259; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


About time Samsung!

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 07:38 6

13. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


no! that looks more like iOS!!

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 09:39 6

28. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14041; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


No it doesn't.

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 10:22 3

32. AlikMalix (unregistered)


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

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 15:20 2

46. darkkjedii (Posts: 24331; Member since: 05 Feb 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.

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 10:07 6

31. jedpatrickdatu (Posts: 169; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


Actually they copied Nokia's Symbian Belle OS. Screenshot:http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Deq1ZP7jiSE/Tc5798xuR7I/AAAAAAAABrQ/TFmlLXO3s3I/s400/297547303.png

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 16:18

50. rick_mobile (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)


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

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 16:38 1

52. Diezparda (Posts: 879; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


I instantly notice it's very symbian look a like

posted on 06 Dec 2015, 12:19

62. chibbsthecat (Posts: 7; Member since: 16 Dec 2014)


Lol Photoshop fail

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 16:16 1

49. rick_mobile (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Dec 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.

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 16:25 2

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.

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 16:52 1

53. rick_mobile (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Dec 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.

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 18:43

58. AlikMalix (unregistered)


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

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 16:56

54. Diezparda (Posts: 879; Member since: 23 Oct 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.

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 17:24 1

57. androidwindows (Posts: 208; Member since: 04 Oct 2014)


Heyyy...it's the pot calling the kettle black...

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 07:59

19. zeeBomb (Posts: 2296; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


YYeahhhhhhbabbbyb

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 06:46 5

2. droidboy (Posts: 51; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


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

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 07:18 16

8. catt4u (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Jul 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

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 07:23 2

9. Pattyface (Posts: 1646; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


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

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 07:23 13

10. Sidewinder (Posts: 513; Member since: 15 Jan 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.

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 08:38 5

24. mistercarter (Posts: 360; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


even battery optimization is much better than stock Android

posted on 05 Dec 2015, 17:36

61. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


There is no way Sammy ditches TW.

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 07:24 1

11. Dr.SamX (Posts: 187; Member since: 19 Jan 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!

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 07:55

17. tedkord (Posts: 13776; Member since: 17 Jun 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).

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 08:29 8

22. Macready (Posts: 1469; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


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

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 16:12 1

48. droidboy (Posts: 51; Member since: 25 Nov 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...

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 11:15 1

35. alex3run (Posts: 715; Member since: 18 May 2014)


Stock android is far more ugly.

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 11:59

39. MDave (Posts: 125; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)


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

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 17:03

55. Diezparda (Posts: 879; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


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

posted on 02 Dec 2015, 06:49 2

3. Wolf_Blitza (Posts: 62; Member since: 30 May 2014)


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

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