Mar 10th, 2015

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Mobile World Congress has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we still don’t have some interesting tidbits from the show to give you. It’s not the most groundbreaking new “feature” mind you, but we think it was one many might have missed during their short time with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

We all know Samsung made some interesting changes to TouchWiz for the Galaxy S6, optimizing performance and introducing a more user friendly UI that uses less icons and more text. While I’m still bitter the Galaxy S5 didn’t receive the treatment in its update to Android 5.0 Lollipop, another interesting, albeit, smaller changes being introduced in TouchWiz are new system icons for the calendar (S Planner) and clock applications.

Unlike previous versions of TouchWiz, these icons now appropriately reflect the actual time and date, right there on the home screen. Sure we’ve seen something similar in iOS, but it’s the little changes to Android like this that get us excited about new OEM skins like TouchWiz. FYI, the clock app icon only updates upon every screen unlock, so you won’t see it changing before your eyes.

While I’m still bitter the Galaxy S5 didn’t receive the treatment in its update to Android 5.0 Lollipop, it’s a neat little touch and yet another reason I can’t wait to get my hands on these new Sammy devices come April 10th.