Monday , November 19 2018 Ausdroid » News » Leaked screenshots suggest Samsung might be changing TouchWiz

Samsung’s mobile products are extremely popular, but one common complaint has been the performance (or lack thereof) of one of the key components of the Samsung architecture, namely TouchWiz. Even we’ve been critical of TouchWiz and its lags and stutters, and questionable design sense, and the disconnect between various aspects of the user experience.

Complaints ranging from child-like icon designs, cluttered interfaces and bloated design have filled much of the discussion about TouchWiz, and sadly, little has changed. However, from the image you can see above, courtesy of @evleaks, it looks as if things could be about to change.

There’s a change of font, but that’s not too remarkable, as fonts are fairly readily changed by users and developers alike. More stark are the new looks for standard applications, and a layout somewhat familiar to users of HTC’s Blinkfeed. The whole design just looks a bit flatter and cleaner, somewhat like what Apple did with the change from iOS 6 to iOS 7.

We know that @evleaks has been on the money before, but equally, he’s missed the mark a couple of times as well. Will TouchWiz take this form? Who knows, but any improvement to its current status would probably be welcomed by many.

 

Chris Rowland   Chief Executive

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Doesn’t look much better imo. Samsung has a very Asian philosophy with their devices; Make them as quickly and for as cheaply as possible. There’s no philosophy behind their devices. They’re just churning them out with random ideas and see what sticks. Touchwiz was all over the place as far as UI and features goes. These screenshots look the same. This new UI (assuming it’s real) doesn’t show the UI improving at all. It’s as if they just threw something together so when they reveal the next Galaxy phone they can have ‘completely redesigned UI’ as one of the dot-points… Read more »

Jesus
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Jesus

Not so sure about the font…

ok
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ok

Finally transparent status bar, yah! Hope they fix the lags in contract, phone… sometime just lags a sec or two

Jesus
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Jesus

Transparent status bar? They were like the first, if not one of the early adopters, to have it…

Alexei Watson
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Alexei Watson

lock screen courtesy of sammobile

Brian
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Brian

This looks more like Samsung. All white icons following the Kitkat guidelines. ^^

Luke Vesty
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Luke Vesty

Getting better!

Harpersneil
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Harpersneil

Nexus all the way for me thanks!

Jesus
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Jesus

Same. Although I wish it had dual / multi window like the Samsungs (and LGs)
Besides that, Nexus all the way.

Alexei Watson
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Alexei Watson

Knowing samsung, it’s probably a flat modern skin on top of old touchwiz on top of android.

Brian
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Brian

I think these are fake, why would they not change their own S-apps.

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kjmci

Work in progress?

Alexei Watson
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Alexei Watson

There’s another screenshot of the lock screen, which was put on twitter by sammobile.

Luke Vesty
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Luke Vesty

Hmmm better but still not great.

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