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Galaxy S6 and S5 TouchWiz UI

Watch: The gorgeous Galaxy S6 TouchWiz UI that could have been

March 31st, 2015

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge flagships come with a significantly improved TouchWiz user interface on top of Lollipop (even though bloatware levels are still as high as ever), as Samsung seems to have finally understood what users want to see in their devices. But TouchWiz could have been better than that, even before Google came …

Why Is TouchWiz So Slow

Even this dedicated Samsung fan is completely fed up with TouchWiz

October 31st, 2014

If there’s one thing that annoys Android fans more than fragmentation, it’s TouchWiz, the UI overlay used in Samsung Android phones that is often blamed for slow, laggy performance on those devices. Now even one writer at Samsung fan site SamMobile has completely had it with TouchWiz and has penned a scathing diatribe against the …

Google Android Wear TouchWiz

Google won’t let Samsung bring TouchWiz to Android Wear

June 30th, 2014

Great news for people who love the “stock Android” experience: Google isn’t letting Samsung or any other third-party OEMs muss it up on Android Wear, Android Auto or Android TV. In an interview with Ars Technica, Google engineering director David Burke said that OEMs won’t be able to alter these new Android platforms in the same way …

Now is the worst time ever to buy an Android phone

March 22nd, 2012

Android phones have never been as impressive as they are today. They have never been as responsive, as slim or as powerful. Their displays have never been more vivid or more stunning. Their data speeds have never been as fast. Competition is now hotter than ever before in the smartphone market and consumers are reaping …

Latest update brings TouchWiz to Verizon’s Galaxy Tab 10.1

December 29th, 2011

When Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 first launched earlier this year it was running a stock version of Honeycomb. At CTIA 2011, the South Korea-based vendor showed off its TouchWiz user interface and promised an update for tablets in the near future. While Wi-Fi versions of the slate were updated soon after the announcement, Verizon’s LTE variant was …

Quad-core Samsung Galaxy S III to be unveiled at MWC 2012

December 28th, 2011

Samsung’s Galaxy lineup has been one of the most sought after smartphone lines worldwide. The Galaxy S II became the company’s fastest selling smartphone ever, selling 3 million units in just 55 days. Moreover, Samsung sold more than 30 million Galaxy S and Galaxy S II smartphones worldwide as of October. There is no question that consumers are interested in the Galaxy lineup …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 TouchWiz update rolling out now

August 5th, 2011

Right on schedule, Samsung’s TouchWiz update began rolling out to Galaxy Tab 10.1 owners on Friday. The update provides a number of visual enhancements to the user interface including a live panel view, a new mini mode tray for quick access to open applications, a clipboard, an indicator quick panel and a photo editor. Samsung …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 TouchWiz update available August 5th

August 4th, 2011

Samsung held a special event in New York City on Wednesday where it upgraded Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 owners with its custom TouchWiz user interface. If you weren’t in the New York area, fear not, as Samsung announced on Wednesday morning that it will begin pushing out the update over-the-air on August 5th. The patch …