chocobo, 25 Nov 2014Welcome samsung, pls move away S FINDER & QUICK CONNECT at notification bar.@chocobo> Root your phone (if not already done), install the Xposed framework, install Wanam Xposed module... and enjoy! ;)
Already done on my Note 3.
ThePhabletGuy, 25 Nov 2014samsung owes me my group play app package and a video player similar to the one in the i9500.... more@ThePhabletGuy> You can go on XDA to know how to install Group Play (from Play Store, Galaxy Apps, an old Samsung or an APK).
darkraver, 25 Nov 2014No...it is still bad. It will always be the worst android UIYa in your dream
magnum4478, 26 Nov 2014My 4.4.2 Xperia has themes LOL :)) stupid touchwiz....Xperia rulez...Walkman>Beats ;)Nokia N91>Ipods>walkman
I have just switched from my note N7000 to a Galaxy S5. I was getting slightly put off by the look of the 2011 TouchWiz but I really like the new one. Themes are a thing of the past since there are many custom launchers available in the Play store.
My 4.4.2 Xperia has themes LOL :)) stupid touchwiz....Xperia rulez...Walkman>Beats ;)
epdm, 25 Nov 2014TouchWiz don't make the device lag. It's all the other Samsung and non-samsung crap that does.... moreYes. It does. Now let me remind you what is the definition of lag.
1. If u open an app, then you must wait too long until it finally shown on screen. That is called LAG. But All recent flagship high end devices don't have this problem.
2. If u touch a letter on your keyboard, and it doesnt quickly shown (when u type). It is a lag too.
3. When the animations look stuttered/choppy, it's called lag too. For example when u open Contact app on samsung devices, it will animate by zooming on your screen. On all samsung devices the animations look choppy/stuttered/un-smooth.
epdm, 25 Nov 2014TouchWiz don't make the device lag. It's all the other Samsung and non-samsung crap that does.... moreSo why nexus and htc sense devices are almost never laggy? I use samsung too. Note 8. I already turned off s voice, and also disable other S* apps. Why is still laggy if it's not because of touchwiz? I tried to do factory reset, and after a week it becomes laggy again.
If a device doesn't perform near as smooth as nexus, i call it LAG.
Open your eyes bro.. TOUCHWIZ = LAG.
epdm, 25 Nov 2014TouchWiz don't make the device lag. It's all the other Samsung and non-samsung crap that does.... moreIt sounds like you have your own smartphone company. because you know everything, everyone finds fault with Samsung , where's your smartphone company ?
Anonymous, 25 Nov 2014My Galaxy Note 4 slows down after a day of use. Hopefully these themes will help reduce the la... moreEvery computer-like device slows down after a day's use.
Some devices do better but eventually you'll need to reboot your computer-like phone or tablet.
I'm currently using both Symbian and Android devices and both have their pros and cons. But one constant is always there. Eventually I have to reboot my devices (usually after a couple of days or weeks).
Again we shouldn't exaggerate this. In your own specific case we need to see your usage pattern or workflow to find out why your particular device "slows down". And don't forget, the grass looks always greener at the other side.
xxZer0, 25 Nov 2014Will it make touchwiz better or will it make the already heavy skin a bit more laggy?TouchWiz don't make the device lag. It's all the other Samsung and non-samsung crap that does. Crap like that S-Voice (that slows the usage o/t home-button), that BLURB or Flipboard crap, that Knox crap, that stupid kids-mode (which is unnecessary because you can download something similar from Play), etc...
Sure some apps need better optimization e.g. Samsungs Gallery app. But IMHO Samsung's TW is not bad. It has a rich feature-set build-in and looks quite good. Sure, it could be more efficient with its onscreen space. For example Apex/Nova is in that respect a lot better. But at least you can remove unneeded home-screens unlike some o/t other UI's that get build into certain Android devices.
IMHO we shouldn't exaggerate the importance of TouchWiz. In my own opinion TW is the LEAST of my concerns regarding my phone. It's the apps and feature-set that counts.
But that's just my 2 cent.
can we have phones with alarms that ring even when the phone is turned off for gawds sake?? to think these pieces of rubbish are called smartphones. smart-phoney more likely. bah.