Would you like it if TouchWiz really went flat?

Would you like it if TouchWiz really went flat?
Just an hour ago, we reported on a meaty leak containing some intriguing screenshots of a supposed preview build of Samsung's Android Marshmallow-based TouchWiz interface, apparently running on the Galaxy S6. Interestingly, the images suggest that the South Korean giant is prepping a design overhaul for the next iteration, with a decidedly flatter styling — much alike to what we've been observing lately throughout the rest of the industry. Seeing as how a very similar-looking set of UI changes were present with a previously leaked batch of Note 5 screengrabs, we're starting to think that Samsung may, indeed, be already in deep with this.

The recent escape from design skeumorphism came as a bit of an unpleasant surprise for many, with some claiming they prefer the 3D-esque styling of old to the flat, minimalist look that has taken over our smartphone interfaces. For the most part, though, it's a matter of preference, and we tend to appreciate this more simplistic approach. The question is, however, do you appreciate it, and specifically in the context of this yet unconfirmed transition for TouchWiz?

Time to vote!

Would you like it if TouchWiz really went flat?

Yes
64.85%
Undecided
17.54%
No
17.62%



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51 Comments

1. tokuzumi

Posts: 1865; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Looks too much like what I remember of MIUI. Looks terrible. Should just stick with default Android icons. You will have flat looking samsung icons, but all other icons will look like default android, with a ring around them. It won't look right.

25. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

2. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

TW on S6 and above samsung devices is really fine, especialy with themes.

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Sure if you don't mind the lag and the aggressive RAM management.

38. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Not sure what you gain by trolling a guy who had a nice comment that isn't bashing or fanboying.

51. Dr.SamX

Posts: 240; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Well, he is not wrong. Even with all the power of the S6, Sammy still cannot make Touchwiz lag-free!

3. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

that symbian belle icon shape though.

41. AlikMalix unregistered

4th screenshot... looks like Samsung is adding Facetime.... woohoo - soon among all android manufacturers they will finally add things I like on iOS... M will have app permissions Xiomi or Hiway (not sure) is adding forcetouch Nexus will have no bloat Most already upgraded to touch fingerprint instead of swipe or none at all and 64bit seems like pushing in development too maybe add adblocker support and I'm down to only owning 4-5 devices to do all that iOS does in one device.. ok troll me back....

43. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

that explain why with all the name calling

44. AlikMalix unregistered

what name calling? just anticipating my post to be trolled back...

45. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Anticipating? more like pouring some gasoline to fireplace then you point android fans for being disrespect and despise iOS/iPhone.

46. AlikMalix unregistered

Was any of the stuff in post 41 untrue? And I still fail to find name calling in my post... The reason I said "anticipating" was because no matter what I praise about Apple, trolls will pour their same old out of context hatred toward me just because I like iOS better than Android...

47. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Cuz you deserve it, this is not Apple related article & your fanboyism is somewhat disturbing. I can say Apple was boring with ugly antena lines, overly expensive, they are copying many android feature too you know? which in my post is untrue? that's not about it... it's not like i want to despise Apple product but why you need to setup fan war with your comment? Does your love for iOS matter to us? you hate trolls eh? actually you're ask for it.

48. AlikMalix unregistered

You're right about this one - I was literally asking for it... was a bit in the mood, I guess... I just dont know why everyone ridiculed apples ios7 for flat, bright colored, blurry overlays - and now nearly everything is made to look like it and these things get praised... That's why I mentioned other items that once again Apple got ridiculed for when they introduced and now everyone is praising the Android versions.... on top of that they keep repeating that "android can do anything ios can and more" chant, and I fail to see that....

49. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Last year touchwiz on Note 4 looks better, and icon on iOS looks far better because they are more consistant and i'm being honest, does it satisfy you? Everyone copy Apple, but does it matter for me if no one praises them? Or should i disrespect the copy cat for being unoriginal? Copy or not if what's benefit me that what really matters to me and i'm happy if Samsung bring force touch to Galaxy device. So you love Apple so much and you didn't find Android suits you, then leave this post there is Apple related article somewhere at PA.

50. AlikMalix unregistered

We're finally on the same page. Good talkin to ya...

5. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I don't really care about it that much tbh. Since I got the S6 Edge and now owning the Note 5, I keep on switching from one theme to another every couple of days.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Love the theme store. I've got 8 downloaded so far. Try the carbon one.

23. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Is it paid? Because paid themes are yet to come to the Lebanese market.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Carbon is free bro.

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Material ones I think are the best because they work with multiple wallpapers, due to the use of generic icons from Google's own Material Design UI. The Carbon backdrop on the dialer and message screen is cool. but those extra colors are kinda loud. I wonder why they removed the Avengers. Those were the coolest. Black Prism, Android 6.0, Material Design, matt Black, Fiat500,Stud Silver, Event Samsung and Onyx are the best with a black/silver color device. I've download 20 themes so far with 10 being paid ones. This was a good move by Sammie.

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Maherk, let me know what you think bro.

33. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Just did my friend, and I didn't like it that much. The icons look dull. Give those 3 a try, I am sure you will like them of you prefer dark themes. Sd-black Spaceblack Darknight. My top pick is the SD-black, I love how the colors of each number in the clock widget keeps on changing, gives it a good contrast with the dark wallpaper.

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'll give those a try. Try black with red, and flying blue.

35. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Will do my friend.

24. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

I use Material Dark but I'll take a look at Carbon.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's nice.

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Its not too bad. Some screens have funny colors Black Prism, Android 6.0, Material Design, matt Black, Fiat500,Stud Silver, Event Samsung and Onyx are the best with a black/silver color device.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No problen, just keep the killer features.

8. TyrionLannister unregistered

I use a theme anyway. So it's irrelevant

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