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
1 year 3 months ago
roadrunner747

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

drgauravk
1 year 7 months ago
drgauravk

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

stondec
1 year 7 months ago
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.

Alexander adams
1 year 7 months ago
Alexander adams

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

gtone339
1 year 7 months ago
gtone339

Just change the “Touchwiz” name to something else.

dineshwaran
1 year 7 months ago
dineshwaran

it is better to change the ui..

MajesticRD
1 year 7 months ago
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
1 year 7 months ago
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 »
o0MHJ0o
1 year 7 months ago
o0MHJ0o

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

sammay69
1 year 7 months ago
sammay69

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

kiril4o1
1 year 7 months ago
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
1 year 7 months ago
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?

Wilksie
1 year 7 months ago
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 »
sammay69
1 year 7 months ago
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

Shonk
1 year 7 months ago
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

kronicle
1 year 7 months ago
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 »
mohitk593
1 year 7 months ago
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#

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