08-07-2012 01:42 AM
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  1. funkylogik's Avatar
    yeah i think jellybean will help the phone/tablet thing. it lets programmers code different UI for apps based on what device theyre run on so the apps know if theyr in a tablet or phone and automaticly use the relevant UI so hopefuly samsung will make use of this when they code the skin for JB
    08-03-2012 09:12 PM
  2. neiljay6's Avatar
    Don't listen to the know it all's. TW is awesome. The Gs3 is awesome. Simply cant get enough of my phone.
    08-03-2012 09:21 PM
  3. funkylogik's Avatar
    Don't listen to the know it all's. TW is awesome. The Gs3 is awesome. Simply cant get enough of my phone.
    ^^^ this man knows it all ^^^
    KreepyKen likes this.
    08-03-2012 09:25 PM
  4. Gator352's Avatar
    I like Touchwiz. But I like Cheezwiz better.
    08-03-2012 09:47 PM
  5. AzD's Avatar
    Frankly - having had an Infuse (Froyo/GB) with touchwiz, a Galaxy Tab 2 (ICS) with touchwiz, and now a Galaxy Nexus (JB) using stock Android... much prefer the stock experience. Touchwiz, sense, and all the other launchers/layers and whatnot should be an optional implementation that can be disabled by the user. They just get in the way.
    08-03-2012 09:49 PM
  6. Cyber Warrior's Avatar
    +1 for TW on this phone... I'm really enjoying it.. only thing I changed was the launcher to Nova.
    08-03-2012 10:03 PM
  7. Noob Cydroid's Avatar
    I came from Sense as well. I think both have their up and downs. Dunno if it's a TW or ICS thing, but being able to swipe left to send a message or swipe right to make a call to a contact is really nice. Just wish the contacts app was a little more thought through. Like having an option to always activate the text box as soon as you open the app. Sense calendar widgets were much better admittedly. But the lock screen on TouchWiz is NICE! And the notification bar is SWEET! Overall TouchWiz is a good UI, it's just a matter of getting used to and maybe a little bit of polishing work that may come with JB.
    the1m.polo likes this.
    08-03-2012 10:23 PM
  8. funkylogik's Avatar
    Frankly - having had an Infuse (Froyo/GB) with touchwiz, a Galaxy Tab 2 (ICS) with touchwiz, and now a Galaxy Nexus (JB) using stock Android... much prefer the stock experience. Touchwiz, sense, and all the other launchers/layers and whatnot should be an optional implementation that can be disabled by the user. They just get in the way.
    i totally agree man but samsung seem to like to distance their phones from being ANDROID devices (same with HTC) they want to form their own identity. i dont mind skins as long as they add something nice (the nature touchwiz or whatever on the s3 does add some really nice things to android) and they dont take to many things away (the s3 is so fast that touchwiz probably doesnt slow it down much and i havent noticed any good settings options that are missing on touchwiz vs stock ICS)
    the1m.polo likes this.
    08-03-2012 10:24 PM
  9. jaebberwock's Avatar
    Coming from Sense, touchwiz barely feels like it's there. It may or may not be true but it feels lightweight and unintrusive. The added Samsung widgets add value.
    08-04-2012 12:54 AM
  10. Chocoburger's Avatar
    I used an older version of Touchwiz that left a horrible impression on me. I owned (and still do, unfortunately) a Samsung Droid Charge, one of the worst smartphones of 2011, and probably the worst of the medium end smartphones of Samsung last year. TouchWiz was sluggish, choppy, and had a homescreen redraw that would make you cry. This was on Froyo which I was tortured to use for about 7 months until the Gingerbread update. On top of all that, the colors used in TouchWiz for both Froyo and GB were horrendous. Samsung must have color blind people creating TouchWiz because it was a hideous mess that looked like ****.

    Imagine being in a text note app, pressing the home key because you want to play a quick game, but having to wait 40 seconds for your home screen to finish loading. Yeah, that's Touchwiz. It's a terrible phone with a terrible UI, the phone was so bad it forced me with no choice but to root and custom ROM it and use Go Launcher Ex. Now it's a lot better, but no matter what, I will never use TouchWiz for as long as I live, ever again.
    08-04-2012 04:52 AM
  11. ScandaLeX's Avatar
    With all the nonsense Sammy has been taking from Apple, I sure as heck hope they're able to pull off not only another major launch but have their next wave of newer devices ready to sell before Apple does.

    Note 1 was a smash. Better than anything Samsung would've hoped for--just hope this time they release it for all carriers exactly like they were able to do for the S3. THAT would make Apples blood boil.
    Uncle Louie likes this.
    08-04-2012 06:01 AM
  12. chappo2000's Avatar
    I don't agree that a problem with Touchwiz is how it creates folders. It's just another way of doing it. It's not a bad thing.

    The only negative to Touchwiz that I see is the general lack if widgets and toggles. Coming from the OG Evo 4G it was something i had to get used to. Luckily I was able to find remedy for this in the market, however, I would still prefer if Touchwiz had it natively.
    08-04-2012 07:22 AM
  13. li2327's Avatar
    I have grown to really love touch wiz. I love the stock ics launcher but I hate that the Google search has to remain in the screen. Touchwiz is so much more uniformed.

    Sent from my Samsung Epic 4G Touch
    the1m.polo likes this.
    08-04-2012 07:25 AM
  14. NateBoii's Avatar
    all ive had is tw, would try something different. but i been perfectly fine with tw,
    although i tend to use a diff launcher.
    08-04-2012 12:09 PM
  15. robrecht's Avatar
    I came from Sense as well. I think both have their up and downs. Dunno if it's a TW or ICS thing, but being able to swipe left to send a message or swipe right to make a call to a contact is really nice. Just wish the contacts app was a little more thought through. Like having an option to always activate the text box as soon as you open the app. Sense calendar widgets were much better admittedly. But the lock screen on TouchWiz is NICE! And the notification bar is SWEET! Overall TouchWiz is a good UI, it's just a matter of getting used to and maybe a little bit of polishing work that may come with JB.
    Android Pro Widgets (APW) has a favorite contacts widget that is almost identical to the Sense widget, with one advantage: you can touch the Favorites and it opens up all your contacts. The HTC Sense widget had this at one point but lost it, at least it did on the ThunderBolt when it was upgraded to GB. I bought APW for this widget only; none of the other widgets were preferable to what I already use. I think it was about $2.50 for the version of APW where you can customize the organization of favorites. If you don't care about that, you can use the free version which lists the favorites alphabetically.

    There is also a Favorites tab in the Contacts App that shows all your favorite contacts w pictures alphabetically arranged.
    08-04-2012 01:18 PM
  16. robrecht's Avatar
    Try this... Create a folder then create multiple contact icons for the home screen... Then drag and drop them in the folder... May be a work around..

    Just tried it using the contact widget... It works

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    I did that for a couple of days, but the pictures are small and if I tried to include a custom order, it would not last. So I just bought APW.
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    08-04-2012 01:21 PM
  17. robrecht's Avatar
    Don't know if my opinion is worth anything, but I've spent probably 15 minutes total using the S3 display models. All of my phones to date (EVO 3D, EVO 4G LTE) run Sense, so that's what I'm used to. I was able to navigate through the UI, change settings, etc pretty easily. I was pretty impressed, based on the user-input response, video clip previews, shortcuts to common feature settings and the useful info/icons on the notification bar. I only saw two things I didn't like:

    1. Folder Creation. It is completely opposite from stock ICS.
    2. The on-screen usable area. The screen is nicely sized, but lower row of icons combined with the screen navigation buttons(?), seems to take up too much space.

    The only time I ever thought TouchWiz didn't impress me, was when I used it on the Galaxy Tablets. The performance lag was very noticeable and I felt the UI belonged on a phone and not a 10 inch tablet.
    I didn't like #2 at first, but then I realized one good thing about it. It allows you to go any of the 7 screens in a one-step tap or slide process. In HTC Sense, this is a two-step process.
    08-04-2012 01:29 PM
  18. 01011000's Avatar
    I like touch wiz Damn it!!!!
    I'm glad someone does because TouchWiz is repugnantly ugly to me: the layout, the icons, the color palette... I don't like anything about it. But you know, to each his own!
    08-04-2012 03:06 PM
  19. robotaholic's Avatar
    In the last year, somehow my TV, Tablet, Phone...everything are Samsung now and I've turned into a Samsung fan boy lol.

    When you get a 5.3 inch screen and wacomm digitizer, you learn to deal with Touchwiz! lol
    08-04-2012 04:21 PM
  20. robrecht's Avatar
    In the last year, somehow my TV, Tablet, Phone...everything are Samsung now and I've turned into a Samsung fan boy lol.

    When you get a 5.3 inch screen and wacomm digitizer, you learn to deal with Touchwiz! lol
    In the course of 7 months, not by design, I got a 55" Samsung SmartTV, Samsung Series 7 laptop, and this beautiful S3 phone. I already had a Samsung netbook. As I say, this was not by design, but in each case, this seemed like the best option on the market at the time.
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    08-04-2012 04:31 PM
  21. Cranky Bear's Avatar
    I'm okay with it except for 2 issues:
    1) I miss ICS's folder option of dragging icons onto each other. Having to create a generic folder first, then adding icons, sucks.
    2) Something is causing my Touchwiz to crash every now and again. I have too many apps and it doesn't happen often enough for me to quickly isolate any rogue apps or if it's just a weak implementation of Touchwiz itself. If it does crash, I MUST reboot my phone.
    08-04-2012 06:39 PM
  22. Noob Cydroid's Avatar
    Android Pro Widgets (APW) has a favorite contacts widget that is almost identical to the Sense widget, with one advantage: you can touch the Favorites and it opens up all your contacts. The HTC Sense widget had this at one point but lost it, at least it did on the ThunderBolt when it was upgraded to GB. I bought APW for this widget only; none of the other widgets were preferable to what I already use. I think it was about $2.50 for the version of APW where you can customize the organization of favorites. If you don't care about that, you can use the free version which lists the favorites alphabetically.

    There is also a Favorites tab in the Contacts App that shows all your favorite contacts w pictures alphabetically arranged.
    Coo, thanks for the tip!

    I'm glad someone does because TouchWiz is repugnantly ugly to me: the layout, the icons, the color palette... I don't like anything about it. But you know, to each his own!
    I will agree that TouchWiz, at the very least color wise, is pretty in-your-face. It even took me by surprise the first time I saw it. But I'm sure some out there love it for it. Plus, this is Android. We got options with 3rd party apps, widgets, and launchers to make it as much of our own thing as possible. Then we can just be like, "Got the phone cause it's got a big-ol screen and crazy awesome hardware with a good battery life." Hate to rag on them Apple fan-boys (not really, actually) but that's just something we got that you don't.
    08-04-2012 07:04 PM
  23. Mikest's Avatar
    I love touchwiz and the added functionality it brings. I liked it so much I actually uninstalled the Cyangen 10 beta (jellybean) to get it back. I do run Apex Launcher for the customizations, but it lets me keep all my samsung touchwiz functionality as well. A perfect combo.
    08-04-2012 10:36 PM
  24. dyastrab's Avatar
    Coming from Sense, Touchwiz originally seemed a step backwards in terms of professional look and usability. I spent the first week after getting the GS3 replacing the launcher and all of the main apps (calendar, contacts, mail) because TW looked so ugly.

    I've had the phone now for almost 4 weeks and have to admit that TW is starting to grow on me. The colors are still bad. But I'm actually starting to see a method to Samsungs UI madness and even some things that are better than sense (ex: I really like that the contacts app has the alphabet on the right column so I can quickly jump around the list. This was much more touch and go on my DINC2. It's also much easier to edit a contacts notes in TW)

    I've changed the font and font size a little. If Samsung would just let us change the colors, I think we'd have a really good interface. But even without that capability, TW is starting to grow on me.......
    the1m.polo likes this.
    08-06-2012 10:19 AM
  25. defector's Avatar
    touchwiz is awwwwright with me and so was htc sense and i was there for a minute,bottom line i really enjoyed both.i make it work for me.
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    08-06-2012 09:08 PM
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