There are some pretty unsubstantiated and vague rumours that Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 won’t just have a new Note-inspired hardware design; it will also have less ugly TouchWiz skinning than ever. Who knows if this is true! It’s probably not. But man, it still sounds fantastic.
HTC’s Sense UI has evolved over the years from a laggy train wreck in its early incarnations to something quite lean and serviceable in Sense 4.0. The newest version, Sense 5.0 — which will be launching on the HTC One — is yet another departure. But different isn’t always better.
Google Maps is mighty useful, but not everybody’s a fan — including Apple, who seem to be ditching it. But OpenStreetMap isn’t the nicest-looking thing, and let’s not discuss Bing. This new OpenStreetMap skin, however, is hands down the best-looking digital map I’ve ever seen.