After initially choosing Android over IOS, one must then decide which Android phone suits them the most. Whittling down your choice can be tedious, as you will be presented with a large number of phones from a large number of manufacturers. Looking to pick up a high-end Android handset manufactured by Samsung? You’ll be faced with purchasing one of Sammy’s three recent creations- the Galaxy Nexus, the Galaxy S2, or the Galaxy S3.
Today we will be pitting the flagship Galaxy Nexus against the spec-heavy Galaxy S3. Now, it is a given that the GS3 is a newer, more powerful phone than the Galaxy Nexus. But, for all you Android lovers [...]
With all the hype about the Galaxy S3 these days, does it still pay to own the Google phone? Of course it does! Galaxy Nexus owners receive all OTA updates, have gratuitous amounts of developer support, and still own one of the more powerful Android devices to date.
Regardless of these facts, many owners are itching to taste some of that GS3 goodness, and we don’t blame them. The device and its software are simply epic. Thankfully, it didn’t take long for the Galaxy Nexus’ developer community to provide loyal owners with a way to do it!What is needed?
Now before I delve any deeper into this Galaxy Nexus transformation, it is important to say that [...]
Are you starting to get bored with the CyanogenMod 9 or AOKP stock UI on your Samsung Galaxy Nexus GT-I9250? It’s time to add a little spice to your phone’s life with the Galaxy S3’s TouchWiz UX. You read that right; it’s been ported to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus has some unique features, especially its amazing UI. Some users might think that the Galaxy Nexus doesn’t need Touchwiz. Think again. The smoking hot Galaxy S3’s TouchWiz UX has been ported to the Nexus and it brings a whole new experience with it. The Nexus looks stunning with TouchWiz UX, letting users enjoy a taste of the Galaxy S3’s [...]
The Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 arrived with a smoother, updated version of TouchWiz. Many got envious. But, not for long–because devs immediately went to work with porting it to the other Android devices, especially for non-Samsung phones.
Just recently, a port of the Galaxy S3’s TouchWiz launcher was successfully created for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc (LT15i) and the Xperia Arc S (LT18i), allowing owners of the said phones to enjoy some TouchWiz smoothness.
Users of the ported launcher have reported overall smoothness and lag-free performance. The ported launcher is also expected to work only with ICS-based ROMs. If you want to try the amazing [...]
Samsung’s TouchWiz UI has been iconic to the company’s success in many of its mobile phones. Fans of the famed launcher will have more reasons to celebrate as the TouchWiz UX launcher from the Galaxy S3 has now been ported to run on the Galaxy S2, thanks to XDA Developers member Smando.
The new TouchWiz UX launcher that was first seen on the Galaxy S3 sports numerous features such as sorting apps alphabetically in a grid, choosing a default homescreen, S Voice communication, the ability to watch a video picture-in-picture, and many other features. Not only that, the latest TouchWiz UX launcher will work on Samsung official ROMs and on custom ROMs like AOSP, AOKP, and [...]
Everyone’s going ga-ga over Samsung’s latest flagship phone. People from all over the world were dying to know more about this mystery phone, weaving rumors left and right and now that the phone is here, the excitement has really reached its peak.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 may not have landed in your area yet, but other people in more fortunate corners of the globe are enjoying the device’s awesome specs. Who could blame you for being impatient?
We’re itching to get our hands on this beauty, too, but since good things come to those who wait, we’ve settled for something to tide us over. It may not be the actual device, but getting to [...]
I know that you just can’t get enough of the news about the newly unveiled Samsung Galaxy S3, especially when talking about its software, hacks, custom ROMs, and so on. That’s why we’re glad to tell you that the handheld’s TouchWiz UX launcher has been ported to the Galaxy S2, courtesy of a skilled member of the XDA-Developers forum.
The news comes less than a week after the Galaxy S3’s stock ROM has been leaked, a few days after the first custom ROM popped up on the web, and just two days after the S Voice app has been made to work on pretty much any Android device out there.
Now that’s what I call serious involvement from the independent Android developers [...]
For most manufacturers, the home screen is the most important part of the Android interface. Why? Because, on the home screen, they can easily apply their own branding and style, and, in theory, differentiate their devices from the sea of competing Android products. The need for differentiation is understandable, but unfortunately, for end users, overlays like TouchWiz, Sense, or Motoblur are just sources of slow updates, bloatware, and poor performance.
However, it’s not like the home screen of vanilla Android is a major step forward when compared to the manufacturers’ overlays. All you get in the stock version are apps and notifications, plus the clock widget. For [...]
It’s official– At&T will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket 4G come December 4th. In addition, the phone will (supposedly) be offered in white. But only time will tell. As soon as the announcement is made, we will keep you updated. As for the device itself, you can pick it up from Amazon Wireless today for $189.99 with a new contract or upgrade, and $589.99 unsubsidized here. Furthermore, here are some of the key features for the device:3G/4G/4G LTE connectivity Android 2.3 OS 1.5 GHz dual-core processor 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen 16 GB memory 8-MP camera + Full HD 1080p video capture GPS navigation Wireless-N Wi-Fi Bluetooth [...]
If you’re an owner of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, then you’ll be glad to know that an upgrade to the interface is now available. The TouchWiz update adds new functionalities and streamlines the whole navigation to make your Android tablet use that much easier and more enjoyable.
Interface customizations are usually scoffed at, particularly by long-time Android tablet users. The TouchWiz update, however, is a different story. With it comes a few nifty changes that are sure to highlight exactly just how powerful the Honeycomb 3.1 OS is.
At the bottom of the screen you can find Live Panels, a taskbar-like application where functions like the [...]