Samsung could be working on themes for the new TouchWiz but nothing is certain and official yet. We only head rumors about it and recently, images have been discovered which could serve as clues to the TouchWiz themes feature.
Samsung-centric tech blog Sam Mobile has once again called upon the power of their Samsung sources and all but confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S4 – last year’s flagship smartphone – will get an official update to Android 5.0. That’s as close we come to confirming it without an official announcement from the South Korean gadget giant.
It looks like Samsung is eager to show people how Android 5.0 will marry with TouchWiz on their current smartphone flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S5. A month ago, the Korean gadget giant offered a preview on the alpha build of Android Lollipop for the Galaxy S5. Today, we will be seeing more of the progress Samsung is making into building TouchWiz for this new version of Android.
Not too long ago, Samsung made a decision that the international version of the Samsung Galaxy SIII (I9300) – one of its most popular phones ever – is not going to get an official TouchWiz Android 4.4 KitKat update. Cue the sound of millions of hearts of Galaxy SIII owners breaking, as most of them were really still hoping against hope that it would happen. Now the Galaxy SIII is given a lifeline through community development by “arter97”, an XDA Senior Member, with a port from a Korean SIII variant that had an official KitKat update.
Android L should be, if the rumors pan out, just a month away, but of course it will be coming much later to OEMs and their flagships. The folks at SamMobile, however, were able to get a hold of an alpha build for the Galaxy S5 and took it out for a test, and the results are both impressive and a tad disappointing.
Samsung is looking to expand its line of Galaxy phones (does anyone actually know how many there are now?) with four new additions that will sit cleanly at the “budget phone” strata for the South Korean smartphone giant – the Galaxy Core II, Galaxy Ace 4, Galaxy Young 2, and the Galaxy Star 2. Allow us to briefly take you through the highlights of each.
When the idea about Android Silver came up in early April, it was feared by most as the initiative that would wrest back control from manufacturers who tinkered too much with Android back to Google. At the same time rumors were rife that because of Silver, the mothership would be abandoning the Nexus line of devices even if it has grown its own loyal fanbase. Well, Nexus fans can keep their hopes up somewhat.
As mentioned before, the Android 4.4.2 update for the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition has started rolling out to owners in the US. now we're getting a glimpse of some of the changes in this update, which are admittedly interesting, if you're the type who have accepted the Samsung TouchWiz way of life.
Samsung's customized Android has received a lot of flack, and not without good reason. But throwing the baby out with the bath water isn't exactly a good idea either and Android, especially the vanilla one, sometimes leave some things to be desired. Here are five rather unique features that may make you think twice about thinking that nothing good can come out of TouchWiz.
Samsung’s interface has changed with the Galaxy S5, bringing in a flatter appearance. The icons in the settings menu have been altered, and the look might be polarizing. While flat may be the new black when it comes to user interface, we’re not sure everyone is going to like Samsung’s take.