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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TheTrueSpin, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. TheTrueSpin

    TheTrueSpin Android Enthusiast
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    My girlfriend, who generally hates technology, wants to get a Samsung Galaxy S. I have a Desire so am familiar with Android, but I have heard a lot about the Touch Wiz interface... more specifically... how bad it can be.

    Does it slow the phone down or is it ok? I hear conflicting reports.
     

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  2. Smg

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    Most of the people saying Touch Wiz is bad are referring to earlier versions but the brand new Samsung Phones including the Galaxy S are using 3.0 which looks like a vast improvement over earlier incarnations.

    I will be getting my Galaxy tomorrow so can give you my view on it but i guess at the end of the day its all going to come down to personal preference more than anything else.
     
  3. Phawx

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    It's seems really nice from my perspective. Widgets on top, Horizontal App menu on the bottom.

    4 quick launch icons always on the bottom.
     
  4. TheTrueSpin

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    Yeah, i just watched some videos and it looks much better than it was on my old samsung. It used to be soooooooooo slow. but this looks quite speedy
     
  5. maerlim

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    The Galaxy-S comes with TouchWiz 3. TouchWiz 3 is an ENTIRELY different beast from previous versions (the only phones with version 3 right now are the Galaxy-S and the Wave). There are videos of TouchWiz 3 posted around these forums. You should check them out and decide for yourself. :)
     
  6. Puraw Wave

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    I'm on the Behold II waiting for the Galaxy S to come out and, at first I liked the TouchWiz [2.0], but it's also my first Android. After trying out a ROM matching more like stock Android, I don't like TouchWiz 2 at all. But this new one looks much better, except I wish the app list would go up and down instead of left-right...just 'cause I like swiping my finger up more. :p
     
  7. hanano17

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    You can change it to look that way. Some of the videos said you could switch it if you liked the standard way more.
     
  8. Markiz

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    App list can be a horizontal grid and a list, not vertical grid.

    but what's more important, apps can be rearranged!
     
  9. Evil Peter

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    TouchWiz 3.0 has several nice features that aren't in standard Android and the more I see of it, the more satisfied I get. A nice feature that isn't talked about that often is that you can switch pages on the home screen and app drawer with a single push of a button (on the page numbers at the top). I liked the pinch zoom function on the home screen in HTC's Sense but this is even quicker than that (and, as said, also works in the app drawer to boot).

    As already noted in the thread it seems to be running very smoothly as well so I would say it's an improvement on the standard Android GUI.
     

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