Samsung Galaxy S 6 TouchWiz could be as light as the UI on Google’s Nexus 6
“We are aiming to get rid of unnecessary functions and simplify our UI at the level of Google’s Nexus 6”, allegedly said an unnamed industry source, quoted by Business Korea, and referring to Samsung’s own TouchWiz user interface. This custom UI, present on Samsung’s smartphones since the very early ages, is a polarising topic, with most part of the media and users alike agreeing that it is too heavy and bulk-loaded. That, and the fact that a lot of internal storage — which could be otherwise used for documents, multimedia, games, and alike — is being taken up by the heavy weight of TouchWiz.
For the Samsung Galaxy S 6, expected to be announced around Mobile World Congress 2015, the company might trim down TouchWiz, put it on a diet — with which we can all agree that it is dearly needed — in order to “reduce the capacity of system memory and greatly improve its function by strengthening core features and eliminating unnecessary ones”, as Business Korea explains it.
The Samsung Galaxy S 6 TouchWiz could be lighter this way, and Samsung might either completely ditch some of the features, or make them available as a separate download. However, at the moment of their creation and introduction, these were software features meant to differentiate Samsung from the rest of the Android smartphone manufacturers.
If the rumors about the Galaxy S 6 are true, especially those that claim it is called Project Zero, hence building it from ground up and reimagining the entire device, it would also be a good opportunity for Samsung to rethink its user interface as well. We’ll have to wait and see what will happen, but, in any case, MWC or at another venue, we’ll be there to bring you everything.
Source: Business Korea