1. Linebarrel86's Avatar
    Thoughts on the new Material Designed TouchWiz?

    Looking good to me. Just wonder how long before we get the update after buying our phones? Would be nice if Google would send out a press invites for their event soon.
    10-02-2014 01:24 PM
  2. Closingracer's Avatar
    January or so I guess?

    Sent from my SM-N900T using Tapatalk
    10-02-2014 01:26 PM
  3. ohbreeeezy's Avatar
    It doesn't feel like Android L at all..
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    10-02-2014 01:34 PM
  4. prakash99's Avatar
    Since I'm with Verizon, I don't expect it before summer.
    10-02-2014 01:37 PM
  5. Linebarrel86's Avatar
    It doesn't feel like Android L at all..
    That's understandable. It does take some cues from L though.

    Samsung, HTC and LG are never going to make their skins stock, but at the very least they can incorporate some of the design cues.

    I think its a vast improvement over the past versions.
    10-02-2014 01:40 PM
  6. Extremevl's Avatar
    January or so I guess?

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    I think it's more about the underlying features (ART, security, etc) of Android L more than anthing else plus I know Android L has that new "flat" look to it. I think since they are getting it worked out on the S5 then they are probably doing the same thing to the Note 4 as we speak. That would mean by November they should have it up and running and start pushing out the updates to wireless carriers for their approval.

    This should mean will will see Android L on at least the flagship Samsung models like Linebarrel86 mentioned by January I hope!
    10-02-2014 01:56 PM
  7. guitarskoota's Avatar
    Since I'm with Verizon, I don't expect it before summer.
    Knowing Verizon, we will get it after the Note 5 is released.
    10-02-2014 02:14 PM
  8. Crispy's Avatar
    My interest in this phone has dropped considerably after seeing how Samsung butchered L. Android L is going to be its biggest release, fast and beautiful. TW will make it slow, ugly and barely looking different. And on top of it Verizon will get it months later.

    There will be no custom roms that are stable, even if anyone manages to get around locked bootloader.

    Its a pity such great hardware will get destroyed by Samsung and Verizon's crappy software and policies.
    10-02-2014 04:20 PM
  9. Closingracer's Avatar
    My interest in this phone has dropped considerably after seeing how Samsung butchered L. Android L is going to be its biggest release, fast and beautiful. TW will make it slow, ugly and barely looking different. And on top of it Verizon will get it months later.

    There will be no custom roms that are stable, even if anyone manages to get around locked bootloader.

    Its a pity such great hardware will get destroyed by Samsung and Verizon's crappy software and policies.
    I like TouchWiz so in my opinion Samsung butchered nothing....

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    10-02-2014 04:34 PM
  10. Linebarrel86's Avatar
    My interest in this phone has dropped considerably after seeing how Samsung butchered L. Android L is going to be its biggest release, fast and beautiful. TW will make it slow, ugly and barely looking different. And on top of it Verizon will get it months later.

    There will be no custom roms that are stable, even if anyone manages to get around locked bootloader.

    Its a pity such great hardware will get destroyed by Samsung and Verizon's crappy software and policies.
    I won't say I love TouchWiz, but it hasn't been butchered.

    There was a time where TouchWiz improved stock Android. Sure, those days are over, but at least Samsung is showing that they are listening to consumer feedback.

    Hardware improvements. And the software has gotten to looking better.

    I understand TW isn't everyone's cup of tea, but the hate it gets is irrational. By this point in time it should be crystal clear that:

    1. TouchWiz isn't going anywhere.

    2. Google wants OEMs to skin Android if they choose. That's why they create design guidelines in the first place.

    3. If it wasn't for Samsung, it may have taken even longer for stock Android to add quick toggles and other little improvements Android didn't initially have.

    Again, I don't love TW, or any other skinned version of Android, but truth be told, they all look fine.
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    10-02-2014 04:53 PM
  11. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    I don't understand all the hate for TW. Because it adds 1 millisecond to transitions? I had a nexus and got bored with it. I like a lot of the things tied into TW.

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    10-02-2014 05:25 PM
  12. jpr's Avatar
    My interest in this phone has dropped considerably after seeing how Samsung butchered L. Android L is going to be its biggest release, fast and beautiful. TW will make it slow, ugly and barely looking different. And on top of it Verizon will get it months later.

    There will be no custom roms that are stable, even if anyone manages to get around locked bootloader.

    Its a pity such great hardware will get destroyed by Samsung and Verizon's crappy software and policies.
    And where exactly have you seen how "Samsung butchered L?" Unless you're a Samsung dev involved in the process and you are trashing yourself then you've seen no such thing.
    10-02-2014 06:10 PM
  13. codeda's Avatar
    And where exactly have you seen how "Samsung butchered L?" Unless you're a Samsung dev involved in the process and you are trashing yourself then you've seen no such thing.
    There's a video posted a few posts up. I think that what they are referring to.
    10-02-2014 06:47 PM
  14. jpr's Avatar
    There's a video posted a few posts up. I think that what they are referring to.
    If that is what they were referring to, then I'd have to repeat that they have not seen any such thing. I don't care if people don't like TouchWiz but I just wish they wouldn't lie about things that they don't know about and/or don't understand.
    erinpac likes this.
    10-02-2014 06:55 PM
  15. Crispy's Avatar
    If that is what they were referring to, then I'd have to repeat that they have not seen any such thing. I don't care if people don't like TouchWiz but I just wish they wouldn't lie about things that they don't know about and/or don't understand.
    And what do you mean by this? The video clearly shows TouchWiz based on L, all that will change from now is more optimization and minor tweaks. It's from a respected site sammobile.

    You are the one insinuating something and calling others a liar, for what I don't know. Based on the past history of TouchWiz releases, its a very safe bet this is close to what it will look like.
    10-02-2014 08:01 PM
  16. jpr's Avatar
    And what do you mean by this? The video clearly shows TouchWiz based on L, all that will change from now is more optimization and minor tweaks. It's from a respected site sammobile.

    You are the one insinuating something and calling others a liar, for what I don't know. Based on the past history of TouchWiz releases, its a very safe bet this is close to what it will look like.
    That video shows a preview of what the TouchWiz interface may look like with Material Design. Does not show what Samsung has or hasn't done with L.
    10-02-2014 08:10 PM
  17. deparson's Avatar
    My Note 3 Verizon phone is blazing fast, stunning to look at, and the launcher works great for me. I can't wait for an even better version of what they have available now!!

    My interest in this phone has dropped considerably after seeing how Samsung butchered L. Android L is going to be its biggest release, fast and beautiful. TW will make it slow, ugly and barely looking different. And on top of it Verizon will get it months later.

    There will be no custom roms that are stable, even if anyone manages to get around locked bootloader.

    Its a pity such great hardware will get destroyed by Samsung and Verizon's crappy software and policies.
    10-02-2014 08:10 PM
  18. Sentrix's Avatar
    There was a time where TouchWiz improved stock Android.
    10-03-2014 01:17 PM
  19. Bizzle69's Avatar
    I personally plan on waiting for root on the version that the Note 4 ships with - devs will always find a way to make the stock rom better (Hyperdrive for one, is my favorite)... Whatever issues I have with Touchwiz are instantly taken care of whenever I installed Hyperdrive on a samsung device. It'll be interesting to see what they do customization-wise with Lollipop
    10-03-2014 01:23 PM
  20. thegame161's Avatar
    Was rumoured for November /December
    10-03-2014 04:34 PM
  21. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    I don't understand all the hate for TW. Because it adds 1 millisecond to transitions? I had a nexus and got bored with it. I like a lot of the things tied into TW.

    Sent from my LG-D851 using Tapatalk
    This. I like some of the additions they add with touch wiz (namely NC quick toggles for settings and the S Pen stuff). I don't feel that TW ruins android and now that the processors have advanced it doesn't feel like it slows the phone down like it used to. I can see why people don't like TW, but I don't mind it.
    10-03-2014 05:21 PM
  22. ReggieTee's Avatar
    It doesn't feel like Android L at all..
    It does to me. More than any other Android update on touchwiz. Also, that was supposedly an alpha build.

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    10-04-2014 02:05 AM
  23. thegame161's Avatar
    General opinion not great then?
    10-04-2014 05:40 AM
  24. Linebarrel86's Avatar
    Mr. Swanson would approve of a bigger rectangle that plays music.

    (Just wrapping up my binge of Parks and Recs on Netfilx.)
    10-04-2014 09:24 AM

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