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Re: Galaxy Unpacked 2018 - 5pm this Sunday


@viridiswrote:
Something like that I guess.
I have great confidence that a few surprises are coming at MWC

Then I too have confidence...😏

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Re: Galaxy Unpacked 2018 - 5pm this Sunday

So, who liked what they saw from Samsung this evening?

If you're *that* tempted by it, check this out ;-)

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The clarity and colours on Samsung screens are second to none, I’d love to own one...  but it’s the bloatware and touch wiz that I can’t stand.

 

And having seen a few snippets and read bits it seems that there’s nothing substantially new to the S9. Can’t see there being a big rush for this! 

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Re: Galaxy Unpacked 2018 - 5pm this Sunday


@Curmudgeonwrote:

The clarity and colours on Samsung screens are second to none, I’d love to own one...  but it’s the bloatware and touch wiz that I can’t stand.

 

And having seen a few snippets and read bits it seems that there’s nothing substantially new to the S9. Can’t see there being a big rush for this! 


I had a note 4 (which sadly died), coming straight from a nexus 5 (and nexus 4 before that).  I also have a Galaxy Tab S2 (after a Tab S and both Nexus 7s. The bloat and touchwiz are over exaggerated .They really are not bad. If you don't like the front end, just put Nova Launcher on the device.

Lest you think I'm a fanboy, I should say my current phone is a Huawei Mate 9 and I will not be buying a Samsung flagship any time soon due to thin and tall screens with permanent reflections down both sides from the curved edges  

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If honest I had never heard of Touchwiz on my Note 4. Then I started getting prompts to install it. I ignored them till I turned my phone off completely then they were the only two options I had on the black screen when I turned it back on.

Launched easy touchwiz...blumming nightmare. Then@MI5told me to to go to settings and install Touchwiz, not the easy option (they were the only two available). That seemed ok but there were some things still missing, like the facility for blocking numbers. When I checked settings again, I then had the option to return to standard settings. I did that and all fine now.

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Re: Galaxy Unpacked 2018 - 5pm this Sunday

Touchwiz is just the Samsung name for their launcher which has been for years.
The problem you faced was a change made by Samsung to make it supposedly easier for people to use that aren’t possibly all that tech savvy.
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@MI5wrote:
Touchwiz is just the Samsung name for their launcher which has been for years.
The problem you faced was a change made by Samsung to make it supposedly easier for people to use that aren’t possibly all that tech savvy.

Well I fit into that category, though I was 'savvy enough' to deal with the launcher already installed. Also savvy enough to reset it back to standard when I decided I didn't like Touchwiz, whatever version they decided to force on me.

Reading Samsung forums I am certainly not alone in my dislike of touchwiz...

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Everyone loves to bemoan Touchwiz but it’s just a launcher that can be easily changed if it bothers the user that much Smiley Wink
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Re: Galaxy Unpacked 2018 - 5pm this Sunday

So @MI5 what launcher was on the Note 4 originally?

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Just standard Touchwiz with no fancy add ons.
I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

Currently using:
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr) and Z3 Tablet (Three UK)
iPhone7 (EE)

nil desperandum. When you take things for granted, the things you are granted, are taken away.