Video shows off new look TouchWiz UI rumored to debut on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7



There is speculation that Samsung is going to replace the current version of TouchWiz with a new version of its user interface that will debut on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.  A video showing off the new version of the UI was posted by HDBlog.it, and is in Italian. Nevertheless, if you use your eyes instead of your ears, you will see that the new version of the UI is cleaner than the most recent versions of Touch Wiz.

You might also notice that the colors are more subdued on the new UI. The video shows us how to put widgets on the screen, choose from a number of different themes, and how to select different wallpaper. Various core apps are shown with various changes. New APKs for the so-called Grace UX can be found in the sourcelink after being posted by XDA Developers. Included are APKs for the SNote, SBrowser, the video player, launcher and more. To use this, you will need root access.

Samsung has been criticized for years over TouchWiz. Initial complaints called the icons too cartoonish followed by complaints over the saturated colors employed on the UI. Many were hoping for a much lighter feel. From what we can see of the new look UI, it appears that a number of issues have been addressed. And the good news for those with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is that the new UI might be made available to those two models in a future update.


source: HD.Blog.it (translated), XDA (1), (2)

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58 Comments

1. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Sweet ! this phone is shaping up to be the best android phone you can get

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

With TouchWiz, I don't think so.

10. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Highest. Customer. Satisfaction.

51. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Didn't make the list of failure rates either. iPhone topped the list at 25%. Apple sold 200M phones last year with a quarter being garbage. HAH!

14. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yes, with TouchWiz - the most innovative UI in the history of smartphones.

16. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

lets be honest and civil so we dont start a senseless argument , touchwiz is ok on 5 inch screens but not the best , however its the best UI when it comes to phablets hands down .. nothing even comes close

20. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Sammy is making changes to TouchWiz so you can't say that until the note 7 comes out.

31. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He will say it no matter what. He thinks he can affect sales, drive more people to Apple.

33. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

When real pigs fly with real wings lol

52. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

TW is great because it is what brings the cool features absent from Android and is why Samsung is the top selling Android brand. You can talk bad about it until the sun goes down and it wont matter. Its still a better buy than that overprice POS you think is so great. You're paying the price of a Lexus and getting a Prius with your option, while I pay for a Benz and actually get a Benz! Just keep on bashing the real innovative king. You keep using yoru same phone for 3 years in a row.

38. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Doesn't blow any air up my skirt... Samsung fan will universally reject it, for sure... And besides, it looks too bloody close to iOS so Apple will likely start yet another patent war with Sammy... It's just a preview in beta stage, the end result will likely be far different... And lastly, by the look of things, Sammy is not going to get rid of the bloat anytime soon... So its also rather pointless... Get an iPhone unless you can't afford it... Bloat free, dead simple, efficient and fluid! WHY iOS THE KING OF MOBILE OPERATING SYSTEMS? Three things; Java, Garbage Collection and UI Threading! Android will always, ALWAYS be LAGDROID... Simply because lagging is in its gene (Basically Code!)... And one can't possibly fight with his genes! G'Day!

40. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Feel so pity for you man! Your relentless bashing of the biggest mobile OEM in the world, in terms on the number of sales, isn't fetching any appreciation for you. You've got to start believing in giving credit where it is due, just see the difference of likes between your post and the ones where people were honest - posts #1, #10, #14 to name a few. Don't be a fanboy and bash other brands in every article, it is reaching a stage were it is becoming really ugly. I expected better from a person I used to respect initially.

46. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@phonearenarocks First, I don't need your pity & sympathies... Keep them to yourself, lad... Second, I'm not just making bold claims like a typical troll... I made a claim, yes... But I also provided facts; three facts actually as to why I consider iOS superior... I'm just quoting myself here: "WHY iOS THE KING OF MOBILE OPERATING SYSTEMS? Three things; Java, Garbage Collection and UI Threading!" And these, my liege, are solid, cold and hard facts... G'Day!

61. YOURDADkid unregistered

You should visit Doctor son! Good for you. Get up from your desk and check your health asap.

42. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

"WHY iOS THE KING OF MOBILE OPERATING SYSTEMS? No, it isn't.

45. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@submar Living under a rock, I presume...?

47. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

I'm from 2025.

53. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

TW looks nothing like iOS. Its just a nice clean UI with no clutter. The IOS UI looks so cluttered now, with all those stupid 3D Touch boxes, and 2 separate panels for notification and toggles. The settings menu is a scrolling mess. So many screen gestures until it isnt even funny. I've been trying to get use to the new IOS UI, because I have an iPad Pro 9.7, and I made several gestures completely by mistake, and crap just popped up out of nowhre. At least on Samsung phones, if there is a hidden screen, it blinks a little alert on the side where it is, to give you an idea its there and when you touch the alert, a box pops up telling you how to gesture to make this feature work when you need it. On iOS it just throws it in yoru face and you either have to try to repeat what you did to make it happen again or Google it. LAME! I don't like TW per se, but I so like the features it brings to Android. If it wasn't for TW, we'd be waiting years for Google to bring floating windows, splitscreen views and more. You all cab bash TW until you are dead and it wont matter. It has been vote right here on PA to be the best looking, and the most capable UI skin. It makes phones that run Vanilla Android look like the same boring mess iOS is. You couldn't pay me enough money to ever by a Nexus branded phone...EVER!. I tried the 6P. The physical design of the phone is nice. But the UI is terrible. Maybe because I am so use to TW and where everything is, it seems everything is ass backwards on Vanilla Android.

54. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because all smartphones and computers dont have some stutter or lag?! Explain why the featureless iPhone is laggy as hell? I have the iPad Pro and iOS 9.3.2 is a laggy mess even on brand new hardware. iOS is garbage. There is nothing advanced about a featureless mobile OS. Even Blackberry OS has more features than iOS. Palm OS, Symbian and even old ass Windows Mobile has more features vs iOS. IOS is not fluid. You've been drinking to many fluid. I have 2 iOS devices and I know for a fact it is no faster than my Note 5. In fact they are roughly equally as fast. The iPhone is only slightly faster at multi-tasking, because it doesn't offer the same multi-tasking. If you love the iPhone go get one. Why keep coming to Samsung articles and bring it up?! TROLL!!!! You and Mxy must be bed-mates!

59. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Typical Twitchy Teachie The Transformer...! Ha! Teachie, Teachie, Teachie, My dear Teachie; can one manipulate laws of physics? Nope! Same can be said about computing... Computer is a universe in its own and has its own principles and laws... I'll keep it nice and short; iOS has a separate UI Thread, same goes to BB10 & Windows... On the contrary, on your beloved Android, The UI use the same primary thread... And that means L.A.G... Come-on, speak with me; L.A.G Lag! Then there's Garbage Collection... And then came Java Script. Now I'm no Jave Expert, but Android runs on a VM, so Android has to use more cycles than iOS to accomplish the same task! iPhones with 1GB RAM will run iOS10 effortlessly... Can you claim the same about upcoming Android N, lad? Simple, eh? Hence, iOS is considerably more superior, efficient and optimised than Android! Android need a total OVERHAUL, from scratch... But that's likely never going to happen, eh? Oh well, it doesn't concerns me anymore as I'm going the Apple route! Oh, and I'm no TROLL, sire... G'Day!

55. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You and Mxy both claim you don't like Samsung or Galaxy devices. yet you both bring your stupid ignorance to every Samsung article every single day like flies drawn to shyt. Just skip them.

60. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

You should skip any Apple articles then. All you do is bring your trolling and samsung love to Apple articles every single day. Even in articles not about Apple, you find a way to bring them up and how much you dislike their products and how samsung products are godly and perfect, which no manmade product is perfect. Your a hypocrite, and a troll. Don't tell anyone to skip samsung articles unless your gonna stop trolling Apple articles spewing your ridiculously long comments about how much you dislike Apple and their products. If you don't like them so much, avoid them like the plague! For as much as you hate Apple products, you sure give them a lot of attention in ur comments. You always compare Apple to samsung, very rarely do you compare samsung to other Android OEMS. And for you, samsung is like the love of your life or something. How about you just use what you like, and allow everyone else to use what they like without trolling their choice?

50. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Note has always been the best Android phone you can get. Even over the Galaxy S.

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That's smart, lets go the note 7 is going to be amazing.

39. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Yeah, Arch Fiend... It's going to be amazing for about an year or so... After that, the apps start caching up the memory and it'll start to lag more and more and... Well, you get the point! And if you're a POWER USER, which you likely are cause only geeks buy Sammy Notes, you might likely witness lagging and extreme battery consumption in less than an year! Bloat, extreme pixel density, huge screen and over 100 apps don't EXACTLY go hand in hand, you see? But you'll always brag about how much muscle your phone possess, deliberately ignoring the fact that... Well, ever wondered why A Porsche 356 Cabriolt with just a 1.0L 4-Cylinder Boxer Engine can run circles around your American Big Block V8s of that era like RoadRunners and Chargers etc? Well, if you can understand it, then you'll likely understand why this Note in all of its glory is no threat to THE FRUITY RIVAL! Oh well... I don't suppose you're willing to understand any of this...! Either that, or you simply lack the capacity... G'Day!

41. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

You should stop skipping on your lithium pills, you're rambling again. :D

44. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@HansP Apparently, you simply lack the capacity of learning things... Cause otherwise, you wouldn't be taking personal blows at me and instead would be defending your Sammy with authentic points and reasons... Don't worry... I don't skip my medication... Although, I can't say the same about you, lad... G'Day!

57. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

Ignore him, old man... I don't think u need any medication, because stupidity of a green man has no cure. G'Day!

56. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Bro quit whining and posting books.

58. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Only geeks buy Notes? So explain all the businessmen I see with them. Explain all the females I see with them. are they all geeks too? How about, only stupid people buy iPhone's, would that be a fair statement? Nope! if I say geek wannabes only by iPhone's, would that be a fair statement? NOPE! Apple isn't really a rival to Samsung because they both don't have the same platform. Samsung rivals are actually names like Sony and LG, Huawei, Oppo and many others. Apple has no true rival. They just have some outside competition in which they are behind everyone in every category. They dont sell the most phones, computers, software...nothing. They sell you other people stuff with their logo on it. When I purchase a Samsung, I get a Samsung. When you purchase an iPhone, you get a device with components mostly from Samsung and also other vendors. Which likely si why the iPhone has a 25% failure rate, and Samsung's high scoring phone for failures was only 7%. Just liek what you like, you dont have to try to make it look like you made the best choice in the world, by trying to make others feel they made a bad choice. Because actually its you who made the bad choice!

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