First Impressions Of TouchWiz On The Samsung Galaxy Tab (Video)

I’m not one to just jump on the hate Sammy TouchWiz bandwagon and I don’t think I’ll be starting now either.  While Im not a big fan of “most” skins and overlays, especially Motoblah as I like to call it, I think that Samsung’s TouchWiz is one of the most least intrusive additions to the Android OS.  That being said, the guys over at Phone Arena put out a quick feeler of it on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, though this should be what we’ll see on the 10.1 version as well.  Keep in mind, this is a pre-production unit and we could see some big differences on the final product, though not likely.  However, for now, we’ll scrutinize what’s tangible.  To be honest, from what I can see in the video, I like it.  I honestly don’t have an issue with TouchWiz.  I think it does a great job of not completely hiding Honeycomb and yet remains effective and productive.  Some of the already in place widgets are the Associated Press widget, stock widget, date/time function and picture frames widget.  They’ve even added a mini apps tray that I believe will be very useful for most users.   What are your thoughts?  Hit the break for the video and let us know what you think whether you hate it or love it.

[via phonearena by ac]


About the Author: Joe Sirianni

Joe was born in New Jersey and spent most of his childhood moving around from state to state. He eventually made his way to Pennsylvania where he met his Portuguese beauty and made her his wife. He now has three great kids and full access to all of the Portuguese food he can eat. Joe's love for mobile technology began when he bought his first Palm Pilot, a Palm M130 and left it on top of his car, driving off, causing it to smash into a thousand pieces. Forced to buy a new device, he quickly discovered that specs were changing so rapidly he was buying a new device every six months just to keep up. Since then, he has constantly felt the need to have the latest and greatest. When the "smartphone" revolution began and integrating cell phones and PDA's was the norm, he quickly jumped to Windows Mobile for several years until the first Android device was launched, the T-Mobile G1. Joe began appreciating all of the free utilities Google provided and sold his soul (his precious data) to Google long before they got into the mobile OS business. So, there was no hesitation at all for him to jump on board and ride the Android train as an early adopter. And boy has it been a blast. Joe now works in the Engineering & Operations dept for a major mobile carrier where he remotely troubleshoots cell sites and loves being an Editor for TalkAndroid.


  • http://dolphinfree.net Tenkely

    Meh, No thanks. I prefer to keep my devices running vanilla. Also, “…least intrusive”, are you referring to the phone version of Touch Wiz? I think that is a very intrusive UI, hijacking calendar, media player, messaging, etc. functions an i-ing out the whole device. Don’t get me too wrong, Sammy makes great devices, I just can’t stomach their UI, wish they’d put out more running vanilla Android.