1. PsychDoc's Avatar
    I really wanted to try and love the stock launcher but I really, really missed Nova. So that got taken care of pretty quickly. Next came the keyboard. Yuck. I couldn't get SwiftKey on there soon enough. Battery life is superb. Perhaps even a tiny bit better than the S5 after lollipop, which is quite an accomplishment. It does need a case though as the metal can be a bit slippery. I already ordered two. The screen is simply beyond superb. Colors are rich and immersive... almost gives a 3-D effect.

    Sorry for my rambling.. just wanted to convey some initial thoughts.
    Inders99 likes this.
    04-10-2015 03:43 PM
  2. hopdot5555's Avatar
    What does nova do?
    04-10-2015 03:48 PM
  3. PsychDoc's Avatar
    What does nova do?
    It allows you to completely customize your home screen shot, app drawer, etc.
    04-10-2015 03:54 PM
  4. aggie's Avatar
    I wouldn't say putting Nova on it immediately is a necessity. Samsung has come a long, long way with Touchwiz in the last year. It was deplorable on the S4, better on the S5, tolerable on the Note 4, and actually decent on the S6. That said, I absolutely love Nova and along with Textra its the first thing I download on every device. If there wasn't Nova, I'd be very happy with stock on this device (but I'm glad there is Nova LOL).
    jdfry15 likes this.
    04-10-2015 04:23 PM
  5. Zendroid1's Avatar
    Can you change notification and quick toggles area with Nova?
    04-10-2015 04:34 PM
  6. Cobravision's Avatar
    Nova doesn't affect the notification or toggles. Only home screen and app drawer.
    04-10-2015 09:18 PM
  7. krm0789's Avatar
    I wanted to give TouchWiz a try, I really did, but I couldn't find infinite scrolling between screens & that's a dealbreakfer for me. I'm having a bit of trouble with Nova, too, though - can't get Expand Notifications to work; it claims "app isn't installed." This is a serious problem for my short, stubby fingers!
    04-10-2015 09:39 PM
  8. Rocketsaucev2's Avatar
    I wanted to give TouchWiz a try, I really did, but I couldn't find infinite scrolling between screens & that's a dealbreakfer for me. I'm having a bit of trouble with Nova, too, though - can't get Expand Notifications to work; it claims "app isn't installed." This is a serious problem for my short, stubby fingers!
    Try the beta version by following the community on google +. It's much better and the notification gesture works

    Galaxy S6
    04-10-2015 09:43 PM
  9. osiris355's Avatar
    Google now launcher ftw. I don't get why someone wouldn't want the now screen these days
    RSindian likes this.
    04-10-2015 09:51 PM
  10. bbtkd's Avatar
    I like Nova for the ability to increase rows and columns of icons (to 6x4 in my case). If TouchWiz allowed that then I could get by with stock.
    04-10-2015 09:53 PM
  11. dwd3885's Avatar
    Nova made my s6 lag so much everywhere. Had to go back to TW

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    04-10-2015 10:25 PM
  12. krm0789's Avatar
    Try the beta version by following the community on google +. It's much better and the notification gesture works

    Galaxy S6
    This is perfect - thank you!
    Rocketsaucev2 likes this.
    04-11-2015 10:01 AM
  13. imnjs's Avatar
    Did Swiftkey lag for you? I tried installing it and it is horribly laggy, especially the emoji. Sucks because it's my favorite keyboard.

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    04-11-2015 12:03 PM
  14. Cobravision's Avatar
    Google now launcher ftw. I don't get why someone wouldn't want the now screen these days
    I can't seem to find any difference between the Google Now screen and launching the Google app with a gesture in Nova or long press on the home key. I'd prefer TouchWiz to Google Now because it has more customizability.
    04-11-2015 02:55 PM
  15. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    I like Nova for the ability to increase rows and columns of icons (to 6x4 in my case). If TouchWiz allowed that then I could get by with stock.
    Touch wiz allows for 4x4, 4x5, or 5x5
    DanPLC likes this.
    04-11-2015 03:11 PM
  16. fritzo81's Avatar
    I'm trying TW for the first time. Its not bad so far. I'll probably get Nova later.

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    04-11-2015 03:17 PM
  17. DanPLC's Avatar
    Touch wiz allows for 4x4, 4x5, or 5x5
    I just saw this option at the bottom of the edit mode. 5x5 is so much better. I think I can stay with TouchWiz's launcher now (vs. using Nova).
    04-11-2015 03:20 PM
  18. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    If you install Nova (or Google Now Launcher), can you retain all the TouchWiz features, like split screen multitasking, or resizing apps from the corner, or Smart Stay, etc?
    04-11-2015 03:44 PM
  19. DanPLC's Avatar
    If you install Nova (or Google Now Launcher), can you retain all the TouchWiz features, like split screen multitasking, or resizing apps from the corner, or Smart Stay, etc?
    Yes...3rd party launchers only specify the app that launches when you press the Home button. All other features on the phone are unaffected.
    onthecouchagain likes this.
    04-11-2015 03:49 PM
  20. Inders99's Avatar
    Can you change icons with a dl'd icon pack and use it with TW or does it require a launcher like Nova?
    04-11-2015 04:23 PM
  21. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    Yeah, I'd like to know, too, whether theming means an entire change, or if you can decide what you want to theme. For example, can you just change the icon packs?
    04-11-2015 10:11 PM
  22. stackberry369's Avatar
    Nova made my s6 lag so much everywhere. Had to go back to TW

    Posted via the Android Central App
    download switch UI, it only cost.99 and Nova launcher is the recommended launcher to use it with

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    onthecouchagain likes this.
    04-11-2015 10:29 PM

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