1. eSheep's Avatar
    Hello there,

    we know of TouchWiz and Sense, which are UI customizations that replace the Google ones.
    These are made by the manufacturer (meaning "official") and go pretty deep into the system, they each are not just another app slapped onto firmware.
    AND they are not necessary to make Android run on the phone, they are there to make the phone sell better.

    But what else is there?

    What do you guys think are the most interesting other such customizations made by manufacturers?
    It does not have to be a UI change or even something visible, it could be any system modification of how it would work if they just took the code from Google, it just cannot be a change just to make Android run on the device.
    Please mention what the customization is and what the phone model is.
    You can also post if only a certain carrier ordered such a customization or system modification!

    Discuss! ;-)
    09-03-2013 05:27 AM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    It's interesting that anyone at Samsung or HTC could possibly believe that TouchWiz or Sense would make their devices actually sell better. These "optimizations" (I'm not sure I'd call them that) are commonly referred to as skins. Sony's skin is nice in many ways, but annoying in at least one.

    Sent from my tablet doohickey
    09-03-2013 05:52 AM
  3. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I prefer Sense as an OEM UI as it's far better optimized than TouchWiz.

    However, I find that customizing TouchWiz is far more fun than customizing Sense.

    That said, nothing beats STOCK ANDROID.
    09-04-2013 09:10 PM
  4. eSheep's Avatar
    I see, so Sony has a custom skin, too.

    I never called them optimizations, I kept it neutral by saying customizations/modifications.

    Back on topic.
    So, what else is there?
    Come on, someone must know something.
    09-05-2013 02:18 PM

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