Samsung’s TouchWiz Android overlay has a lot of haters out there but one of them now thinks that it’s been vastly improved with Android 5.0 Lollipop. SamMobile’s Abhijeet M., who last year unleashed a tirade against TouchWiz for still being buggy and laggy, has now found that TouchWiz on Android 5.0 Lollipop is better than it’s ever been, although he gives Google a lot of the credit for important changes.
Essentially, he thinks that Samsung has wisely taken a lot of cues from Lollipop’s Material Design interface and has done a much better job of making TouchWiz work well on the latest version of Android.
“With Android 5.0 Lollipop, TouchWiz has never looked so good, and that is all thanks to Google and what it calls Material Design,” he explains. “Instead of doing its own thing, all Samsung did is take the default design elements on Lollipop and mix them with its existing UI… Sure, you still have the ugly app icons, or the poorly implemented UIs of apps like Samsung’s S Planner, but you also have apps like the phone dialer, messaging, and gallery, or things like the notifications shade and the recent apps menu that look quite good.”
To back up his point, he’s also posted some side-by-side screenshots showing the differences between pre-Lollipop TouchWiz and post-Lollipop TouchWiz. You should check them out by clicking the source link below and decide for yourself if you think Samsung has made some major improvements.