03-01-2012 12:00 AM
03-01-2012 08:31 PM
That's what I was thinking, I'm disappointed Google backed down on banning companies skinning Android and also that this version of Touchwiz just looks the same as the current Gingerbread one and doesn't add ICS improvements such as the soft keys. It looks like the Galaxy S and Tab will be the lucky ones as apparently they're getting ICS but don't have room for Touchwiz?
The only plus for me is that on the Note, Touchwiz does a better job using the high resolution than ICS does on the similarly high resolution Galaxy Nexus which I feels wastes some of the real estate.
06-01-2012 01:27 PM
I really don't want to root my device but unless someone from Vodafone can confirm that the ICS UI will be coming to the GS2 I think I'm going to have to :'(
I've been looking forward to the update to 4.0 but this puts a huge downer on it. Why are Vodafone fools??
Can we have a campaign to make Vodafone promise to release the ICS UI?
06-01-2012 01:37 PM
Hi, and welcome to the eForum.
It's actually nothing to do with Vodafone. This is all down to Samsung. They create their phones with the TouchWiz Launcher, just as HTC use their Sense Launcher.
You won't need to Root your Phone to get the ICS look. You could use GoLauncher or ADW_EX Launcher to apply a theme.
When you first install a New Launcher you get an option to make it the Default Launcher and so the Phone does not run both TouchWiz and the "Other" but only one!
You can create the ICS look Now! Look for GOLauncher on the Market.
06-01-2012 02:29 PM
Samsung need to put a theme launcher on giving people the choice of themes
Themes have always had to come from third party i have used the stock one on a Galaxy Nexus and its wipes the floor over touchwiz
The problem here is down to fragmentation and marketing when you Buy a S2 samsung say that they Touchwiz is part of the phone and package on the phone. Now it does make it different from HTC,Sony,Motorola now they all have there own lype of launcher on the front end
If people want stock androd then they should buy a stock android device
I have used sony and motorolas and both beat samsungs touchwiz but as soup said indepents are out there my son has Adw on is Galaxy Ace and loves it to bits
The good thing is On android you can customize the way you want even if a manufacture has put there mark on it HTC trid to lock people out but they have revered this
ICS has a fresh new look front and back end the fear is manufactures removing feature we all want, samsung only mess around wit the launcher (front end ) Others do more (HTC)
One thing that has been mentioned is a Roll Back if you don't like the new OS a option to roll back only on devices with prevoius roms
When gingerbread came out it was shocking with loads of problems, and some wanted a option then to roll back samsung say that you the user choose to upgrade well if we don't like it or there are problems we should be able to roll it back