TOUCHWIZ Posts on XDA

With the Note 7, Samsung Still Delivers Embarrassing Real-World Performance

Every year we notice the same pattern: new Galaxy device comes out, it gets positive reviews (excluding, perhaps, the Galaxy S5), and among one of the positive points, you usually find performance... somehow. This is something that, of course, varies from publication to publication. But in general, the story is the same year after year: we...

Samsung Unveils the Galaxy Note 7

At a launch event in New York, Samsung has officially taken the wraps off the newest iteration of the Samsung Galaxy Note lineup -- the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0a6Y9JvPqo So far, courtesy of leaks and rumors, we knew that the next Note device will come bearing the Note "7" moniker, instead of being called the Note...

[APKS AVAILABLE] Samsung’s TouchWiz Replacement Detailed on Video, Will Likely Arrive with Note 7

Samsung's TouchWiz UI has slowly been transforming itself over the years, progressively pleasing more and more enthusiasts by trailing away from the bloat and clutter it was so infamous for. While there are still improvements to be made, new details show big changes might be coming. With their upcoming "Grace UX", Samsung is seemingly putting forth...

A Song of Glass and Paper: How OEMs’ Obsession with Blur and Glass Breaks the Transition Between Apps and System

As the adoption and spread of Material Design increases at a tremendous rate among users as well as developers, the adoption and spread of a contrasting visual language around glass increases at a similar rate among OEMs. The uncomfortably sharp contrast between the reflective glass aesthetics and the flat paper ones causes a broken user experience,...

Samsung Advanced UI: This New TouchWiz UI is a Giant Leap Forward, Two Steps Back

It feels like Samsung wants to make us scratch our heads and wonder what it is doing quite often and today is no different. Late last night a discovery on the Galaxy S7 subreddit led me to trying out a new application for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. It is not quite “new” since...

Galaxy S7 Edge Tentative RAM Management Test Shows Improvement Over Predecessors

Let's just admit it upfront: Samsung makes good phones. As a loose and general statement, there is a lot of truth in it. At any given point of Android's history, Samsung has been making devices that are competitive to the prevailing market leaders, and in a lot of instances, they are the market leader themselves. Samsung...

Samsung Unveils the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge — What You Need to Know

Coming hot on the heels of the LG G5, Samsung has made the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge official, showing the world that they cannot be left behind when we talk about the greatest and the latest. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are the flagship duo for the first half of 2016,...

This is TouchWiz Lag — And it Better Not Show its Face in the S7

Before buying my Note5, the last Samsung phablet I owned or used was the Note 2. Suffice it to say, the Note 2 TouchWiz experience made me quite weary of Samsung’s offerings. I’ve been an unapologetic Nexus/Motorola fan for a while now. I’m a huge fan of the hardware and build quality of the 2015 Samsung...

Samsung Galaxy S6 Boots up its First AOSP ROM

Thanks to the efforts of the development community on XDA, you can have the option to switch over to an AOSP-based ROM - if you're willing to wait. Most flagship devices on the market have been blessed to operate on Snapdragon SoCs, making it easier for developers to port AOSP over to their hardware thanks...

In Defense of TouchWiz: How the Kitchen Sink is Getting Cleaner

Samsung’s approach to mobile evolution has largely consisted on a strategy that not many agree with: throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks. While this often results in half-baked, quickly-abandoned products, it also allows for a special kind of evolution not many could afford. That last part is particularly important, given that Samsung’s size...

This is TouchWiz on Marshmallow — Note 5 Android 6.0 Leak Hands-On

Those of you who checked our front page yesterday might have read about the Note 5 Marshmallow update hitting a forum member’s device, and about a subsequent system dump. Now, we can actually boot into Marshmallow thanks to the community! TouchWiz on Marshmallow has changed in various ways, and after a few hours of testing it...

Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow System Dump Available!

A few hours ago, reports started emerging of a XDA user receiving Touchwiz based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow on his T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Many media outlets reported on it with the information that the system dump was available at their moment of writing. We refrained from doing so till we actually had the System...
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