New Touchwiz font
I'm not all that familiar with Touchwiz, and to be honest, I was never much of a fan. This isn't going to be another thread mercilessly ripping on the Galaxy S III or its design because frankly, it's all been said already. However, there is one thing that stood out to me in terms of the aesthetic differences between Touchwiz on the Galaxy S II and that on the Galaxy S III: the font. In particular, the font on the clock in the homescreen widget and on the lock screen. I never remembered having an issue with either on the Galaxy S II but when Samsung unveiled their latest flagship, it stuck out like a sore thumb. No, I wasn't just looking for any and every reason to hate the device. On the contrary, I was and still am somewhat excited about it. However, in light of Roboto which looked beautiful on the Galaxy Nexus and on the HTC One series, I can't fathom why Samsung would elect to use a font that looked markedly worst than that in their previous iteration. If it was simply to maintain familiarity, why not use what they had on the Galaxy S II? It was smooth, elegant, and overall visually unoffensive.
The new font, in my opinion, is blocky, unrefined, and somehow decidedly more gingerbread looking than its predecessor. What do you guys think? Does anyone like it better than the old font? Any theories on why they would make such a switch, having had access to ICS long before any other manufacturer? To me, its almost as if they are rebelling against Google's design cues. I'm well aware that this is a very minor aspect of the phone and easily replaceable if it came to it, but I'm more interested in what Samsung was thinking and the direction they heading moving forward.