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    Default Why so much hate for Touchwiz?

    I just don't get it. .. I like it. It does not slow down my beautiful note 3

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    It's kinda ugly. Plus, some of us like more docks and screens and more flexibility with icon size, scrolling ability, and tweakability.

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    Default Re: Why so much hate for Touchwiz?

    It's simple really.
    1) It today's society - esp in North America - saying you "don't like" something has become equated with "hating" it. Actually "dislike" and "hate have become interchangeable, even though they mean pretty different things.
    2) Everyone loves to look down on something or someone, or simply to complain about some product because its popular to do so - therefore "hating Touchwiz" has become cool to do, similar to how some people "hate Apple".

    Is TouchWiz perfect? Nope - nothing is. Does it suit some people's needs? Sure - look at the success of the Galaxy lineup. They've sold millions and millions of the things and they all have TouchWiz. However, a vast majority of users don't know that they can change launchers and (almost) eliminate the "ugly look" it has. The most vocal ones who complain are ones like you and me who browse forums as part of daily (or weekly) routine. Most people just use it and don't think twice about it. They either don't know (or don't care) about the options to change it or whatever.

    Do I LIKE TouchWiz? I think it's a little to in-your-face visually, and I think they could really re-write the code to make it more efficient (and eliminate some of the "features" they keep throwing in). But that's just opinion - its not enough to keep me from buying a Samsung device. I'll buy a device as a whole based on how it fits my needs/wants. Not just ignore a great phone because everyone else thinks I should - based on software.

    At the end of the day, there's only one person who has to use the phone on a day-to-day basis. You. If YOU like TouchWiz, great - keep using it. If not - great, change it up. (Replace the launcher, or buy a device from a different manufacturer, or root and ROM it, or...). Who cares what someone else's opinion is of what you find works for you? If it works, good. If it doesn't, find a solution. All that matters is that the device meets YOUR needs - not the opinion of some person hiding behind a screen-name and a keyboard.

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    Default Re: Why so much hate for Touchwiz?

    Because TouchWiz sucks, ugly and laggy. Install Google Experience Launcher and get a better interface. Even Nova is better,
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    Default Re: Why so much hate for Touchwiz?

    Thanks for the replies guys. My note 3 is one amazing phone. I also read that Samsung might be updating Touchwiz soon

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    Default Re: Why so much hate for Touchwiz?

    The second reply sums up a lot of people... it simply has become "cool" to hate on TouchWiz. There's nothing overly bad about TouchWiz... I like it and I'm using it on my Note 3 and used to use it on my Galaxy S3.

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    Default Re: Why so much hate for Touchwiz?

    It's just a preference really. I don't care for touch wiz and the next guy may. I like the LG skin and the next person may not

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    Default Re: Why so much hate for Touchwiz?

    I have never had any real issue's with touchwiz despite what some may say. That said I recently purchased the Nexus 5 and as you all know that is vanilla and so so smoooth, it's then that you can see that touchwiz is heavy.

    I have always used launchers like Nova and Apex etc so I got away from the touchwiz look a while ago. I am now running 4.4.2 kitkat on my Note 3 with X-Note rom and Apex launcher and it's much smoother and better looking than touchwiz.

    For some Touchwiz is OK but for many that have experienced vanilla they just wouldn't go back.

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    Default Re: Why so much hate for Touchwiz?

    For me it is about what it doesn't do. Wallpaper scroll is my favorite eye candy feature and it blows my mind that they would lock it out.

    For the rest, I just like options. I tinkered with nova until I got settings that worked for me. I couldn't go back to four columns now. I want to make use of my phone's size.

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    Default Re: Why so much hate for Touchwiz?

    I actually like a lot of samsung apps, widgets and features but I also like to be able to set number of columns and rows on a home screen. If touchwiz had the same features as Nova I would love it.

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    Default Re: Why so much hate for Touchwiz?

    Touchmywiz is ok. Not in love with it nor am I in love with any launcher. But I seem, no matter what launcher I install, end up going back to Touckmywiz. So why not just leave it.
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    Default Re: Why so much hate for Touchwiz?

    Quote Originally Posted by ffejjj View Post
    It's just a preference really. I don't care for touch wiz and the next guy may. I like the LG skin and the next person may not

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    I happen to like the LG skin as well. I got the G2 when I upgraded to the framily plan and gave it to my mom as it is easy to use. The G2 is an awesome phone.
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    Default Re: Why so much hate for Touchwiz?

    Quote Originally Posted by crester View Post
    The second reply sums up a lot of people... it simply has become "cool" to hate on TouchWiz. There's nothing overly bad about TouchWiz... I like it and I'm using it on my Note 3 and used to use it on my Galaxy S3.

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    GMAB.

    I'm glad that you like it. Nothing wrong with that.

    It has nothing to do with "cool", it has something to do with preferences. I named the reasons why I prefer an alternative.

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    Default Re: Why so much hate for Touchwiz?

    Quote Originally Posted by teleburst View Post
    GMAB.

    I'm glad that you like it. Nothing wrong with that.

    It has nothing to do with "cool", it has something to do with preferences. I named the reasons why I prefer an alternative.

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    Preferences are one thing... out right hating it is different.

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    Default Re: Why so much hate for Touchwiz?

    I for one like samsung's ui that's why I keep buying samsung phones

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    Quote Originally Posted by crester View Post
    Preferences are one thing... out right hating it is different.

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    Why?

    As someone pointed out, hating has a different meaning in this context. I don't hate TW the way I hate intolerance, war, or bad music. I just don't care for it. I'm cool enough to figure that most people understand that I shouldn't have to say that explicitly about a freaking interface. I guess I need to reevaluate that here and spell it out. Especially since I occasionally use TW, which I guess I have to spell out as well.

    I just hate dumbing stuff down, I guess.

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    Default Re: Why so much hate for Touchwiz?

    Here's another reason why I prefer Go Launcher. When you pull up the app drawer and scroll left, you get this handy screen. The top panel is all of the FAQs for every aspect of the launcher and the rest give you which access to app manager and other things.

    PS, I don't hate TW.



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    Default Re: Why so much hate for Touchwiz?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carlo Villa View Post
    I just don't get it. .. I like it. It does not slow down my beautiful note 3

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    A few things that make me really really really dislike it, and remove it, yes actually uninstall, not just switch to another launcher.

    1) Lack of customization. I can't change the size of the toggles (without Xposed), I can't move or hide icons, nor anything else that I like to tweak.

    2) Whoever thought "Hey, lets make a water drop noise every time a button is pressed anywhere, and make it the default" should be taken out back and old yeller-ed.

    3) Too in your face, and not enough "Hey, use your phone for what you want"

    4) Action Launcher seems cleaner, and has Shutters.
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    Default Re: Why so much hate for Touchwiz?

    It's just too busy and has too many options for me personally. I'm from the KISS camp.
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    Default Re: Why so much hate for Touchwiz?

    TW does need to go on a diet. The size of the ROM is getting out of hand. Do I like it? No. Do I hate it....no. I agree with an above poster that to have options removed that other launchers easily do seems counterproductive. I run Nova on all my devices, and while there are features I don't care for, I like knowing that they re there. I almost always modify the grid layout first.

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    Default Re: Why so much hate for Touchwiz?

    I am looking to install my 1st rom on my note 2(7100) this is my first android device(was iOS user).is Xnote a good rom and does Spen work and how's the battery life?any help would be much appreciated-thanks,and I'm loving my Andriod experience.but touch wiz is so laggy with random reboots.


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    Quote Originally Posted by leolion399 View Post
    I am looking to install my 1st rom on my note 2(7100) this is my first android device(was iOS user).is Xnote a good rom and does Spen work and how's the battery life?any help would be much appreciated-thanks,and I'm loving my Andriod experience.but touch wiz is so laggy with random reboots.


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    Default Re: Why so much hate for Touchwiz?

    People that hate touchwiz are the types that bought the phone just to run benchmarks on it 12 hours a day.
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    Default Re: Why so much hate for Touchwiz?

    I use Galaxy Launcher, the same as Touchwiz but with many more options for adjusting
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingraid View Post
    People that hate touchwiz are the types that bought the phone just to run benchmarks on it 12 hours a day.
    People who defend TouchWiz are just Samsung fanboys.

    See how stupid that sounds? Well, guess what?

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