Like a guest who overstays his welcome, TouchWiz’s Nature UX sound effects get old pretty fast, especially when you start to hear the water droplet sound mid-game. Samsung claims that the Galaxy S III was “designed for humans,” but humans are prone to being annoyed by unnecessary feedback. To turn off the water touch effect, hit the Menu key and select...

Yesterday we took a look at the Samsung Galaxy S III user’s digest and today we are going to go over our 5 favorite new features that can be found on our new favorite phone! 1. Notification LED Ever since I moved on from my HTC G1, I have missed its dear little notification LED. Samsung chose to go without the LED for the past 2 years but now they’ve finally...

There used to be a time when the instruction manual was a decidedly necessary part of any item being sold to consumers. The whole “real men don’t need instructions” quote doesn’t apply much anymore. I mean sure, you could figure it out but chances are you are missing out on a ton of features that are quicker learned than discovered. The Samsung...

Samsung’s always had a penchant for beautiful software design and the Galaxy S III’s may be the most aesthetically in-tune update yet. One of the most notable features of TouchWiz’s brand new Nature UI is the dandelion live wallpaper and water droplet effect seen when unlocking the screen. Even if you don’t have a Galaxy S III, you can still...

Ever since the release of Samsung’s Galaxy S lineup, there’s been a debate between naysayers and supporters of Samsung’s TouchWiz launcher. Heck, ever since the major OEMs began releasing default launchers other than the stock Android version, people have been up in arms decrying such vile vandalism of Android’s natural state of being. What is the...

The successor to the Galaxy S II has been under the close watch of nearly every single tech blogger out there and we keep getting glimpses of what we think to be the Galaxy S III, but is Samsung just trying to fool us with curveballs? There are two alarming details we clan glean from their latest test box: customized ICS onscreen menu buttons and a hardware home button...

So you just got that sweet new launcher that we wrote about, but oops, you accidentally set TouchWiz as your default launcher? Well, if you are trying to reach the above pictured screen, here’s how: 1. Hit Menu > Settings > Applications: 2. Now select Manage Applications > Tab over to “All” > and scroll down to TwLauncher and select it: 3....

Last week Samsung announced the official list of devices that would be getting the nod for an upgrade to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. Unfortunately for the 20 million or so Galaxy S users, their faithful device was left off the guest list. Although the GT-I9000’s bigger brother’s and cousins the Galaxy S II and 2nd-gen Tab series would be seeing the latest...

The Samsung Galaxy S II’s gyroscope and acceleremoter sensors gives the smartphone some pretty nifty self awareness and new UI controls. The TouchWiz UX has 4 built in motion commands: Turn Over: Mute incoming calls and playing sounds by turning the phone over Tilt: Zoom in and out by tilting phone towards and away from oneself Panning: Move icons between screens...

Although Samsung’s UI customization is best known through their proprietary TouchWiz software, their San Jose Mobile Lab has just released a new Android-wide user interface dubbed Pure Breeze. The goal behind the Pure Breeze UI was to make navigation between apps a breeze by streamlining and building the interface around this idea. Although there are many different...