Samsung Redesigns TouchWiz Before Rolling Out Marshmallow for Galaxy S6 – Leaked Screenshots
Reports leaked earlier in November claimed that Samsung's latest darling, the Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone, will receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow in January, next year. Following this, we are now looking at some leaked Samsung Galaxy S6 Android 6 Marshmallow screenshots giving TouchWiz a long-awaited design overhaul.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Android 6.0 Marshmallow:
The freshly leaked images of Samsung Galaxy S6 running Android 6.0 Marshmallow have leaked showing a "flattened version of TouchWiz." Reports claim that the new operating system will bring a "Pro" mode for the Galaxy S6 camera app. This mode adds a number of more "professional" tools giving users access to features like manually adjusting shutter speed, ISO, exposure, and other settings. Apart from the camera app, pull-down status shutter (notification and quick settings menu) has also received new modifications now sporting a cleaner, flatter look.
We also saw similar leaked screenshots for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 bringing flatter TouchWiz interface to the phablet. With these latest images, it reaffirms that Samsung is finally adapting the flatter, cleaner look of Material Design launched last year with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Resembling Google's new design, Samsung users will too now experience the new looks without having to root their devices and install custom ROMs. Samsung has reportedly also done away with the drop shadows, 3D effects and gradients. Apple and Google both introduced colorful, cleaner looks promoting flattened design with their respective operating systems. Since then, Android phone makers have also started to introduce these looks doing away with shadows and 3D effects. While it took Samsung quite a long time to bring these new looks into its own TouchWiz, seems like we are finally getting there.
We are still a couple of months away from the official roll out of Android 6.0 Marshmallow for Samsung Galaxy S6. However, reports claim that the device will now sport a rehauled TouchWiz UI that looks very similar to the stock Android, experienced in Nexus devices.
Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ will all receive the new Marshmallow updates in January 2016, according to a leaked roadmap. Updates for the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge are planned for February. However, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will be the first of the Samsung devices to get the sweetness as it is pegged to receive the new operating system version later this month.