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With Android 7.0 Samsung is finally killing TouchWiz, but in name only

Samsung looks ready to consign the TouchWiz user interface to history, by finally giving it a new name.

According to a SamMobile report the latest Android Nougat beta for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge sees the love-it-or-loathe-it UI re-Christened the Samsung Experience.

Samsung hadn’t actively named the custom skin TouchWiz in years, but the name has stuck among critics and consumers.

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The change was officially acknowledged in the Software Info settings that will arrive with the Android 7.0 roll out.

While this isn’t a major thing, it’s interesting to see Samsung take a step to remove TouchWiz from the modern lexicon.

Early on it became synonymous with phone makers over-egging the pudding when it comes to customizing Android.

Although the company has eased off a little in recent times, through the years Samsung’s UI’s have been criticised for so-called ‘bloatware’ and bespoke services that cause clutter for owners of its Galaxy phones.

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Have you enjoyed your time with TouchWiz? Or resented its presence on top of Android? Share your thoughts in the comments section below

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