Let’s face it. The proprietary UIs used by manufacturers to customize the Android OS, such as HTC Sense and Samsung TouchWiz, haven’t been the most popular ideas with users. Granted, overlays provide a way for the device manufacturer to stand out. But things have only been getting slightly better now, with the more streamlined HTC Sense 4.0 and Samsung TouchWiz Nature UX.
Luckily, the open-source nature of Android means that there are ways to get around the manufacturers intrusions into the Android experience. That of course doesn’t mean that OEMs will stop tweaking their products, in the hope that consumers will one day find their overlays [...]
Have you seen LG’s latest proprietary UI? The LG UI 3.0 really looks great and it’s very smooth, too. If you are bored with your current UI and you’ve been imagining what the LG UI 3.0 would look like on your device, imagine no more. It’s available for all Android devices so you can try it no matter what your device is.
Many people are scrambling to get the amazing goodies brought by the Samsung Galaxy S3, just like the TouchWiz 5 which has already been ported to several Android devices, and it’s not going to stop until everyone gets her or his share.
On the other hand, LG’s latest proprietary UI, which was seen on its latest and [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Those of you who’ve been watching our website for more than a little while might remember an article from a couple of months back talking about Chameleon. More than just an UX overlay, Teknision’s project looked like something that could really revolutionize the way we interact with our Android-based tablets, making Google’s OS a more personal and “alive” experience.
Back then, Chameleon’s developers said that they were in talks with several Android manufactures interested in integrating the UI into their products, which made us optimistic about the project’s future. However, it seems that the negotiations haven’t come to a happy ending, and the guys at Teknision [...]
Touchscreen interaction with electronic devices is something that I, for one, could only dream about back in the day (yeah, I’m so old that I remember the time when “dumbphones” were cool). Yet soon enough, touchscreens might become obsolete, as more and more companies are competing to come up with new, innovative ways to capture the public’s attention.
Gesture and voice UIs have already been implemented in a bunch of devices, and we’re just a small step away from seeing mind controlled gadgets. Well, not exactly a small step, but it’s pretty clear now that some of the things we saw in movies a decade ago are close to becoming reality.
Based on [...]
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 [...]