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Video compares Galaxy Note 7 ‘Grace UX’ beta with TouchWiz on the Galaxy S7

Last week, a relatively lengthy video surfaced online showcasing the long-rumored updated version of TouchWiz that’s expected to make its debut appearance on the upcoming Galaxy Note 7, and now we’re getting our second in-depth look at the interface thanks to early adopter who has pitted the beta build of Grace UX running on his Galaxy Note 5 against the current iteration of TouchWiz that shipped on board his Galaxy S7.

As can be seen in the video below, Grace UX keeps the general shape and form of previous builds of TouchWiz, but has taken a more Material Design approach to appearance of icons. Samsung also appears to have cut down on the number of default applications that it bundles onto its handsets by unifying Action Memo and S Note into one app that has been rather simply named Notes. The notification panel, together with the Settings menu, have also been overhauled.

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kazzen
kazzen

I just can not hear never ever any “cartoonish” again! Thanks Josh L.!

Deliximus
Deliximus

I really like the customizable shortcuts in the s6/n5/S7 settings.

seanroberts1
seanroberts1

So this guy is telling us all about the new ui but doesn’t know that the quick settings on the current s7 and the s6 for that matter you can pull down and get all the settings just like you can on the new ui ! wow he’s some expert who’s knows everything, except what he’s on about

Tondern
Tondern

He also talks a lot about the device maintainance option like it doesn’t exist on the current S7/S6’s. We got the smart manager with almost the same functionality, although not as detailed.

sanayp
sanayp

The device management is nothing new it was previously called Smart Manager and had the same options.

sanayp
sanayp

why is the brightness slider changed it right at the bottom and you have to swipe twice to see it

iceguyver
iceguyver

Apart from the changes to the Settings Menu the majority of the UI still looks like Touchwiz. Which isn’t exactly a bad thing as the latest versions of Touchwiz since the SGS4 release are much better.

stondec
stondec

I disagree with the ridiculous “cartoonish” charge of the S7 UI. The icons still look nearly identical so if one is cartoonish so is the other.
I welcome the subtle interface changes.
The reviewer sounded “cartoonish” trying extra hard to bash the S7 UI.

sanayp
sanayp

Agree with you the icons look the same. The new ui icons looked pale such as if you have a tft display the colors dont stand out

ImABigBoy
ImABigBoy

They both look cartoonish. Or as I like to say: it looks like an Iphone. The first thing I do when I buy a new Samsung is to download an app that lets me change all the icons.

Sizzleboom
Sizzleboom

Oh no, all the app icons are in boxy containers to give them a uniform shape? That’s a shame…

By the way, what an incredibly annoying dude doing that video. It’s really cringe-inducing how he exaggerates how big all the improvements are and how he tries to find faults with all the Galaxy S7 features that have been changed in the newer UI as if he feels that it’s his responsibility to explain why it was changed. Damn.