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| | Here is why Samsung's "TouchWiz" is the real "stock" Android
Pure Android straight from Google is what is called "stock" Android. But is it really the correct term for it?Samsung has been criticized for years for its bloated version of Android once dubbed "TouchWiz". While There has been a name change to "Samsung Experience" it's still the same software underneath. It has reduced it's bloat and crapware lately, however, the bad reputation and criticism still stand. So why would I go as far as compliment it with calling it the "true stock Android"?It's not a compliment but a conclusion.What is Android?Let's go back for a minute and take a look at what Android actually is. Stock Android, per definition, is the pure vanilla variant of Android, officially called the Android Open Source Program (AOSP). This is the version of Android that ships with many different handsets, and more famously Nexus and Pixel devices. The issue is that we are starting to see two different stock Android experiences, one of them being the Pixel software from Goo...