Samsung to partner with Google to optimize TouchWiz


Samsung’s in-house user-interface, TouchWiz, has come a long way since its inception. TouchWiz was long criticized for its performance hogging features along with its added bloatware. More recently,TouchWiz’s intrusion into Android has been drastically cut back, which has been very welcomed. Although TouchWiz has been scaled back, Samsung’s flagship phones, such as the Note 5 and S6 edge+ still lag in real world usage.

The Note 5 and S6 edge+ both house 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM, but still run into issues when it comes to keeping applications alive in the background. There has yet to fix this issue, so is it time for Google to step in and help out? The latest rumor from Samsung VIet suggests that Google will do just that, much like they already did with HTC and Sense 7.0_g.

This would be hugely beneficial for both sides, as it would help Samsung create a more optimized user experience and allow for much faster updates. For Google, it would give Android overall, a much better image as Samsung phones are the most widely used Android devices.

I personally did not mind TouchWiz on my Galaxy Note 5, as it was speedy and there were no issues like I’ve seen on previous devices. The only annoying thing I’ve run into is the RAM management issue, which is caused by the software aggressively killing apps. If Google were to team-up with Samsung on the next iteration of TouchWiz, I’d be very interested. What about you?



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