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  1. fadetoblack2104's Avatar
    I'm a noob to android being that the captivate is my first android device since switching from blackberry. I have been reading the best android user interface 2010 and see alot of hate towards touchwiz and everyone seems to LOVE sense. Am I missing something here?
    12-03-2010 10:34 PM
  2. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    I'm a noob to android being that the captivate is my first android device since switching from blackberry. I have been reading the best android user interface 2010 and see alot of hate towards touchwiz and everyone seems to LOVE sense. Am I missing something here?
    I wish I had a good answer for you. I have a Fascinate and I in particular really like TouchWiz, I think it is actually a very attractive interface, and although maybe not the MOST intuitive, it gets the job done very well as far as I'm concerned. I think I'm one of a very few rare breed of people who do not enjoy Sense much. I think Sense is a bit TOO much, not to mention I'm still convinced it's a battery hog...
    12-03-2010 11:13 PM
  3. flashman03's Avatar
    I liked it myself. I think most people that don't like TW are ones that have been with Android for awhile and are use to CM or Sense or anything else that is not an iPhone style interface. I liked it, but I am getting used to ROM's that have it removed. I personally like the ROM's that have most of TW removed with the exception of certain things hanging around like the slide to brightness in the menu bar. I like the 3d app drawer and slide to lock more than the Glass lock and multiple app pages. I am new to Android and never had any previous preferences for other UI.
    12-03-2010 11:18 PM
  4. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    I liked it myself. I think most people that don't like TW are ones that have been with Android for awhile and are use to CM or Sense or anything else that is not an iPhone style interface. I liked it, but I am getting used to ROM's that have it removed. I personally like the ROM's that have most of TW removed with the exception of certain things hanging around like the slide to brightness in the menu bar. I like the 3d app drawer and slide to lock more than the Glass lock and multiple app pages. I am new to Android and never had any previous preferences for other UI.
    The ONLY thing that bugs me with TouchWiz is the several differences between each Galaxy device. Granted most of them are very minute, it doesn't allow for a consistent TW experience across the board.
    12-03-2010 11:21 PM
  5. _JKK_'s Avatar
    The ONLY thing that bugs me with TouchWiz is the several differences between each Galaxy device. Granted most of them are very minute, it doesn't allow for a consistent TW experience across the board.
    That's one of the reasons why I like Sense, actually. There are very few differences (read: carrier apps) between different Sense handsets. I can go and pick up an Aria, and it will feel very similar to my DInc.

    But, I do agree that Sense is a bit too much in some places, such as the browser. I hate the Sense browser.
    12-03-2010 11:29 PM
  6. ragnarokx's Avatar
    You can find plenty of people that dislike Sense also, saying it makes the phone slower or has features that are inferior to other Android UI's.

    In the end, whatever a phone comes with, people always want something else. Sense users want vanilla Android. Vanilla Android users want Sense. TouchWiz users want Sense or vanilla Android. The grass is always greener..
    12-03-2010 11:31 PM
  7. Johnly's Avatar
    I don't hate touch wiz. I miss my fascinate and touch wiz.
    12-03-2010 11:59 PM
  8. flashman03's Avatar
    Yeah I understand how each version has its differences between the carriers. Some of that has to be on the carriers though, like Bing search on the Fascinate. I do think people do like options and the way Samsung has managed their system and so far lack of source have made people very discouraged. But there are TW tweaks that have been made to really help it out. I just think a lot of complaints come from people who don't want to root because of warranty or lack of knowledge and are stuck with TW in its original form.
    12-04-2010 09:06 AM
  9. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    By the way, a little off topic but I didn't want to create an entire new thread for it. Has anyone else noticed that if you swipe left or right on a contact, it'll quick call or message them? It also works in the messaging app. I feel stupid for just now noticing this...
    12-04-2010 10:47 AM
  10. ragnarokx's Avatar
    Don't feel stupid - I didn't know either until I read your post lol.
    12-04-2010 10:59 AM
  11. dpperk29#AC's Avatar
    Here's a good one, if you swipe left and right on the pull down (without pulling it down) you can change the screen brightness (I am running a Captivate with Cognition 2.4.1)
    12-04-2010 12:29 PM
  12. CrimsonPride's Avatar
    Here's a good one, if you swipe left and right on the pull down (without pulling it down) you can change the screen brightness (I am running a Captivate with Cognition 2.4.1)
    you may need to update to the newer cognition, ive heard people had pretty improved battery life with it

    but i feel the same way as everyone else. i dont mind touchwiz. i think 99% of people dont like touchwiz because they have heard other people say they dont like touchwiz. i dont like sense though, not at all

    that being said i am running perception build 6, which uses vanilla android and i do like it, except for it only having the browser and the phone app on the dock. but it does seem to be the fastest so i stick with it
    12-04-2010 01:10 PM
  13. flashman03's Avatar
    By the way, a little off topic but I didn't want to create an entire new thread for it. Has anyone else noticed that if you swipe left or right on a contact, it'll quick call or message them? It also works in the messaging app. I feel stupid for just now noticing this...
    Wow, I don't think you are stupid for just now noticing that. That is one of the good things I like about TW!!! I am surprised you have never noticed because of the message that pops up when first going to contacts. Or at least it did for me.
    Aaron Watson likes this.
    12-04-2010 01:30 PM
  14. dpperk29#AC's Avatar
    you may need to update to the newer cognition, ive heard people had pretty improved battery life with it
    I know, I really should but I like this build and my battery gets me through the day pretty easily. I am pretty new to the ROM flashing stuff and after a rocky start am hesitant to start screwing with it now that it is working correctly.
    12-04-2010 01:40 PM
  15. Verdes8891's Avatar
    I actually like the stock Touchwiz on my Captivate. I like HTC Sense better though.

    Currently on my Captivate i am running the ADW Launcher to get a new feel to it.
    12-04-2010 03:05 PM
  16. thedigitalghost's Avatar
    Personally, I love TW on my Captivate, as it does not feel nearly as intrusive as some of the other UIs.
    12-04-2010 09:19 PM
  17. know1's Avatar
    I like Touchwiz. I've downloaded and used several of the others, but keep coming back to TW.
    12-06-2010 07:31 AM
  18. dmnall's Avatar
    TW is not bad, my only complaint is that it is slow on the Captivate, and it looks too much like the iPhone GUI! Now there are features in TW that I like for example the Call and Messaging a Contact by swiping left or right for either function is great! One thing I like is using Launcher Pro and still getting to use the TW feature on the Contacts! I have Tried Vanilla, TW, Sense, ADW and Launcher Pro and I always go back to Launcher Pro on the captivate and I would use it on an HTC device *sense is cool*. Just my $ 0.02!

    Cheers,
    Charlie
    12-06-2010 06:23 PM
  19. fldude99's Avatar
    Why does touchwiz look like Iphone? I think all these touch devices look like the Iphone. They were the 1st really and everybody else just wants to be like Mike. And really, what's the knock on "looking like the Iphone"? anyways?
    12-06-2010 08:41 PM
  20. chrisharmful's Avatar
    I forgot who said it, but someone on Buzz Out Loud (CNET) said that stock android looked like Windows 95,and I hate to say it but it kinda does. That being said, I do prefer the stock android launcher since running Cognition/Perception. But there really wasn't anything wrong with Touchwiz, I think it's better than Sense.
    12-06-2010 10:18 PM
  21. _Zguy__'s Avatar
    its not bad but my twlauncher was really buggy
    after leaving big app or task killer would be slow to load
    12-07-2010 05:08 AM
  22. myk26's Avatar
    I keep looking for something better....but I always come back to TW.

    That being said, I'm a new (in-rooted) Android adapter.

    Also LOTS of truth that was said before, "Always Greener on the other side."
    12-07-2010 08:49 AM
  23. dmnall's Avatar
    Why does touchwiz look like Iphone? I think all these touch devices look like the Iphone. They were the 1st really and everybody else just wants to be like Mike. And really, what's the knock on "looking like the Iphone"? anyways?
    Well look at the icons on the dock looks like the iPhone Dock in a sense. The App Menu scrolls like the iPhone's app menu looks like. TW does look little too colorful to be similar to the iphone. I understand everyone wants to look like the iPhone and that is fine if you want to be like everyone. It all comes down to personal preference and I personally like the look of Stock Android and Launcher Pro! Again if I wanted an iPhone look, I would have bought the iPhone, however, I chose Android to have the customization and not look like everyone!

    HTH,
    Charlie
    12-07-2010 01:40 PM
  24. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Why does touchwiz look like Iphone? I think all these touch devices look like the Iphone. They were the 1st really and everybody else just wants to be like Mike. And really, what's the knock on "looking like the Iphone"? anyways?
    I like TW alot, i think the problem is just this that people say the app drawer is iphone clone.... and there is nothing wrong with looking like Iphone, its just that people on the Iphone camp like to find any reason to say that everyone is copying them and that annoys alot of people in camp anroid. So anything that furthers the perception of copying Iphone is disliked..

    But its all kind of stupid if you want your android to look like an iphone thats your choice....Why cause thats the whole point of owning an android phone, the freedom of choice.
    12-08-2010 04:17 AM
  25. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    Well to be fair, a lot of people on Android are well -- anti Apple or at least anti-iPhone, so I can somewhat understand the "iPhone Clone" argument, but I don't think it's too overboard. Sometimes I actually prefer the left/right drawer over the up/down.
    12-08-2010 09:14 AM
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