Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660 Review: Average Gio: User Interface, Benchmarks

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Android Froyo and TouchWiz

The Galaxy Gio S5660 is powered by Android 2.2 Froyo and it’s enhanced by the Samsung TouchWiz user interface (or “launcher”, in Android terms). There are four buttons docked at the bottom of the homescreen, which stay there even when you open the app drawer.





The TouchWiz 3.0 user interface comes preinstalled on top of the Android OS

We have a short video demo of the Galaxy Gio interface to acquire us started:

The customizations start on the homeclassy screen where you have up to seven panes to populate with widgets but you don’t have to utilize all the screens all the time. If you need less, deleting the extra ones will speed up navigation. You can zoom out with a pinch gesture to the enter edit mode,where you can add, rego and rearrange the homeclassy screen panes as you see fit.

The notification area, one of the Android strong points, is the updated variety we saw on the Galaxy S Giorgio Armani - it has five switches for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, sound and rotation-lock.




The notification area and the lockscreen

Pressing the menu button on the homeclassy screen and then selecting add will let you put more content on your homeclassy screen homeclassy screen (a press and hrecent on the homeclassy screen does the same trick), add/delete homeclassy screen panes or change the wallpaper. Live wallpapers are supported too, though there is only one preinstalled and you will have to acquire the rest from the market. The contextual menu has shortcuts too for search, notifications and settings.






Homeclassy screen edit mode • Wallpaper menu • The widacquire list

Typically the main menu consists of side-scrollable panes, much like the homescreen, instead of a vertical scrollable grid (like in the vanilla Android). List view is not available.





The main menu • Edit the homeclassy screen panes with pinch zoon out gesture • standard edit mode

You can edit the menu just like you do the homescreen: pinch to zoom out and you can add recent or re-arrange the current menu panes.

The menu has an alternative edit mode, which lets you rearrange and uninstall applications (only those that you have installed and not the preinstalled ones).

An fascinating change in the Android 2.2-compatible version of Samsung’s TouchWiz launcher is the built-in task manager. Complete with a homeclassy screen widacquire that shows the number of currently active apps, it saves you the need to install a task killer.






The task manager • the task widacquire in the center of the homescreen

Here are some benchmarks of the Galaxy Gio and how it compares to Galaxy Ace:






Quadrant • Neocore • Linpack • BenchmarkPi






Samsung Galaxy Ace benchmarks: Quadrant • Neocore • Linpack • BenchmarkPi


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