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"Galaxy Beta Program" Reveals Samsung Is Testing A TouchWiz UI Overhaul, App Drawer Optional

If you often find yourself asking "yeah, but what if it didn't have an app drawer?" in regard to your Galaxy phone, good news: Samsung is testing a very big TouchWiz redesign that eliminates makes it optional... in China and Korea. Sorry, I know that was kind of a tease. But Samsung is testing something called "New Note UX" (I WONDER WHAT THAT REFERS TO) on the Galaxy Note 5 as part of its new Galaxy Beta Program. It looks different-y.

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[New App] AirCalc Is An Awesome Floating Calculator For Android That Can Run In The Foreground On Top Of Any App

One of the biggest features of the Galaxy Tab series (minus the OG Tab) is TouchWiz UX and its mini-app tray. In fact, it was difficult for me to get used to the Transformer Prime after having the Galaxy Tab 10.1 because I miss those little apps so much. For the uninitiated, mini-apps in Touchwiz UX are small "portable" applications that run in an independent window on top of the foreground application.

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The TouchWiz UX mini-calculator

Of all the mini-apps, the calculator is among the most useful - who really wants to navigate away from the current application to use a full screen calculator (especially on a tablet)?

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 TouchWiz UX Update Halted "To Assess Progress And Ensure It's A Positive Experience"

So, here's a new one: Samsung has apparently halted the TouchWiz UX update for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in order to "assess progress and ensure it's a positive experience for customers." We're not entirely sure what that means on a realistic level, but I'll go out on a limb and assume they found some sort of bug -- possibly one that is making some Tabs unusable by scrambling the graphics.

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Naturally, since no real reason was given, we pinged once again to see if we could get more info -- like before, no details.

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At this point, we can only speculate what the issue could be -- but if you're a Tab 10.1 owner that has yet to get the TouchWiz UX update, now you know why.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Keyboard Dock Revisited - This Time With TouchWiz UX

A little less than a week ago, Artem shared his thoughts on the keyboard dock for the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Since this was before the official TouchWiz UX (our review) came out, I figured it deserved another go, as the update fixed several issues.

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I'm only going to take on the things that were software related issues this go around, as other aspects (like design) have already been covered. However, I would like to say that, despite its likeness to Apple products, I really like the overall design and feel of this keyboard. It's clean, sleek, and looks great with the white version of the Tab 10.1.

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[Review] TouchWiz UX On Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi: Is It Better Than Stock Honeycomb?

It has been nearly a day since Samsung pushed the TouchWiz UX update to retail Galaxy Tab 10.1 units across the country, and having spent most of the day playing with it, I want to share my thoughts on it with all of you.

Before we get into the details, though, I want to address one important thing: root access. My Tab 10.1 was rooted (stock ROM and kernel) with ClockworkMod recovery before the update started rolling out, so I was naturally hesitant to pull it for fear of losing root privileges. After doing a bit of research, I decided to go ahead and pull the stock update just to see what happened.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi TouchWiz UX Update Is Now Live!

To all those who have been [im]patiently waiting for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 OTA to go live, wait no more - the update started rolling out at exactly 12:00am EST. This update brings a whole slew of awesome to the Tab 10.1, including TouchWiz UX and all of its added benefits. I know there are a lot of skeptics out there since this is the first major custom overlay to hit a Honeycomb tablet, but judging from the early reports, it has been very well received.

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Here's a quick reminder of what to expect:

  • Live Panel: Magazine-like widget view for immediate access to weather, social updates, email, news, photo gallery, all on the home screen.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 TouchWiz UX Update Rolling Out On August 5th

Last week we told you that Samsung would be holding an event in NYC on August 3rd (today) to unveil the TouchWiz UX update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi. That event has come and gone, and while attendees are getting their Tab's updated live, the rest of the country will have to wait until August 5th to see the update. Of course, if you live in NYC, you can swing by The Shops at Columbus Circle between 1:00PM to 6:00PM and get your Tab updated immediately.

The TouchWiz UX update brings some pretty awesome features to the Tab 10.1, like Live Panels, Mini-Mode Tray, an advanced clipboard, Indicator Quick Panel, and a Photo Editor:

  • Live Panel: Magazine-like widget view for immediate access to weather, social updates, email, news, photo gallery, all on the home screen.
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Samsung Hosting An Event In NYC On August 3rd To Unveil The TouchWiz UX Update For The Galaxy Tab 10.1

An email just hit our inboxes directly from Samsung, inviting us all to join together in NYC on August 3rd for the official unveiling of a "major software update" for the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

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We have known that this update was coming for the past several weeks, but now we can finally lock something a bit more concrete down. According to the above image, onsite Tab 10.1 updates will be open to the public at the event, so I wouldn't be surprised if we started seeing a national rollout begin that very same day.

For those who are unaware, TouchWiz UX will bring a lot of useful features to the device, including a mini-app tray for quick access to frequently used applications and an infinitely useful notification area power widget.

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Want Touchwiz UX On Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Now? No Need To Wait - Flash This

We already know that Samsung is prepping an update for the US Galaxy Tab 10.1 that includes the new Touchwiz UX interface, but if you just can't wait to get your hands on it, then LevitateJay over at the XDA Forums has the solution for you.

This is for rooted devices only.

Even though we're still waiting to see Touchwiz UX here in America, the Italian version of the Tab 10.1 is already shipping with it intact. So, what do we do when a one device has something that another doesn't? Wait for XDA to port it of course! That's exactly what has happened in this scenario, as Jay found a way to extract Touchwiz UX in its entirety from the Italian Tab 10.1 and made it available via flashable ZIP or Odin for all other variants of the Tab.

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[Video] In-Depth Look At The Samsung Galaxy Tab, Including Touchwiz UX

With an update for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 just around the corner, a new video is now present on Samsung's YouTube channel that highlights all of the features of the Tab 10.1, including a pretty thorough look at Touchwiz UX and Samsung Hubs. Among the highlights and features is one rather noticeable blunder as well, so make sure to pay close attention around 5:42...

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Did you catch that? I'm not entirely sure what "indivisual speakers" are, but they must be pretty awesome to end up in the spotlight like that! I kid, I kid.

All joking aside, I still stand by what I said yesterday: Touchwiz UX looks pretty damn good.

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