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Samsung working to make TouchWiz more ‘fluent’ than iOS with the Galaxy S7?

We recently heard that Samsung might be teaming up with Google to optimize TouchWiz, and a new rumor today is lending further credence to that possibility. According to ITHome, Samsung will be focusing on improving the user experience with the Galaxy S7, with Google engineers helping the Korean company optimize the underlying code on its popular customized version of Android.

The report goes as far as saying that Samsung and Google’s ultimate goal is to make a “a non-delayed operating experience”, one with “greater fluency than iOS”. Now, Android has come a long way and is probably more consistent on high-end devices in terms of general fluidity these days given how Apple’s updates to iOS continue to bring new problems (especially as the Cupertino company makes the OS more flexible), but it’s unclear if Android will ever be as optimized as its biggest competitor.

Samsung has already reached an impressive level of optimization with the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+, and it would be great to see TouchWiz become even better in the future (it would also be great to see Samsung fix the multitasking limitations that plague its software on high-end phones). The report also reiterates that the microSD slot will return with the Galaxy S7, though at this point we can only wait and see if these rumors have any semblance of truth behind them.

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roadrunner747
roadrunner747

purchased the s7 edge… very pleased with recent UI & UX improvements

drgauravk
drgauravk

It is better to completely change the UI with new look and features and perhaps zero lag..

stondec
stondec

Glad to hear they’ll optimize TouchWiz and they should, but I also want my IR blaster and removable battery back in the Note 6 as well as 128gb internal storage option and IP68 certification.
I skipped the Note 5 because it’s an unacceptable downgrade from my Note 4 with IR blaster and removable battery.

hirentrivedi
hirentrivedi

samsung will give new touchwiz with few changes and will launch new device. to get this features you have to buy new device like s7 and note 6 but they will never give this features to existing device like ios update to all its device so samsung have to first learn to give all update to its all device (atleast premium and flagship phone) like apple I am Note 4 user feeling always cheated by samsung by note giving premium features to flagship device. and I am sure even in android 6 update they will not give this features to… Read more »

kronicle
kronicle

hahaha…… Guess again buddy! ……Note 4 is getting Android 6.0 Upgrade before Note 5 and NO…. you’re wrong. Touchwiz is being made more efficient and in fact Google actually is helping them for once to do that. Because realizes that if they can’t make ANDROID more efficient on Samsung’s devices, Samsung already has Tizen with Touchwiz blowing the doors off Android in efficiency and utilizing Touchwiz’s straight from Desktop Features, like better Multitasking, UFS 2.0 Memory, etc. Since Touchwiz is/has been based on the Enlightenment Desktop Environment SDK from the start! It’s why Tizen based on Samsung’s own contributions to… Read more »

Alexander adams
Alexander adams

Why not making it more useful by keeping multi user mode?!!!

gtone339
gtone339

Just change the “Touchwiz” name to something else.

dineshwaran
dineshwaran

it is better to change the ui..

MajesticRD
MajesticRD

OK, a better software optimization is fine, but all i want on this new galaxy s7 is micro sd car support and water resistant, only these two samsung, and i’ll replace my s5 for the s7.

kronicle
kronicle

Not only is Galaxy S7 getting the latest MicroSD card slot with extra row of pins for UHS-II MicroSDXC full features….. but it will be the 1st Smartphone to get it after it’s own NX1 camera got it before everyone else too! 😀 Samsung is way ahead of you on this and on water proofing isn’t really about putting rubber seals and on slots, ports etc as it is about the coating used to every wire connection and chip board with even oxygen resistance. So it can’t ever oxidize and kill or ground connections. Because Samsung by not including SD… Read more »

Dmitry P
Dmitry P

No matter how much they optimize that Touchwiz it will never be as good as Nova.

mohitk593
mohitk593

Anything is possible, Nova launcher is also made by a human.

n900mixalot
n900mixalot

Nova doesn’t have multi window. TouchWiz does.

ranggawiratno
ranggawiratno

Nova is a freaking Launcher, Touchwiz is a skinned OS! Damn it, it’s 2015 and there are still people who don’t get the differences??

kronicle
kronicle

Right on Nova being a launcher….. but it really is just a skinning engine. Whereas Touchwiz is based on the full Enlightenment Desktop Environment Graphical Interface that runs on top of the kernel only as a separate Display Server from Android’s UX interface! Which also includes the many frameworks and API’s integral to the operating of the underlying hardware. In fact you could say it is the OS itself. Meaning even the Linux Kernel underneath Android can run without these various servers, API’s and layers of abstraction that enable us to communicate with machine coded hardware underneath it. Touchwiz is… Read more »

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

As this all seems to be a software improvement… I hope to expect this on my Edge+

sammay69
sammay69

probably all flagships from 2015 will get the update since they was a part of the new version of touchwiz

kiril4o1
kiril4o1

And if they give us the new FAST TOUCHWIZ from the s7 to the S6 and Note 5 people will buy more Samsung Phones 🙂 And people like me will be very happy and their next phone will be Samsung again 🙂

ideaman924
ideaman924

Samsung…

“Let’s try our own OS!” Tizen. “Nah, that failed, just use Android, but keep our UI!” Touchwiz. “Everyone hates lags, we need to make it more fluid!” Stock Android. (it should’ve been this six years ago)

Get it?

sammay69
sammay69

Tizen OS is brilliant on the gear s2 compared to android wear. the gear s2 has the best software on smartwatch. tizen os on phone haven’t get that much of success but now tizen phones haven’t been available in every country. but on phones samsung should just focus on android

Wilksie
Wilksie

Tizen hasn’t failed. It’s still gaining traction in it’s relevant markets as it’s only been commercially available on phones this year. It’s their TV/Wearables/IoT/Mobile log term plan so how is that a “failure”? And why stock Android? Stock isn’t that amazing. It looks nice but that’s where it ends. It lacks many bells and whistles we use on Samsung phones. How would a Note work without the S-Pen? Touch Wiz adds all of this. Our better camera? (minus RAW) that’s Touch Wiz again. Now if your talking just the look of stock, that’s different… but we have themes which is… Read more »

Shonk
Shonk

“greater fluency than iOS”

This will never happen

iOS is #C
Android is Java

The only way this would ever happen is if they moved the main UI from java
to #C or ASM

Yes they might get less jitters with optimizations but it will never outperform iOS at the os level

I would never buy an iphone btw
im just a realist

mohitk593
mohitk593

Intresting, could you please explain why do you think java is not UI friendly or can not be optimised. Also did you mean C or C#

kronicle
kronicle

Not only is Android more Powerful than iOS on a whole plethora of use case scenarios, but Touchwiz brings out the best Desktop Features…. that iOS will never have until they do a complete ground up rewrite. Why do you think they can’t just start using mice and stylus’s on every app and every phase of iOS on even iPad Pro??? Why do you think they can still only simulate True System Wide Pervasive Multitasking the way Touchwiz can? Why do you think they can’t do Live panels and Widgets on right on your desktop??? If there is one thing… Read more »