We heard a report a couple of weeks ago claiming that Samsung Galaxy S6 TouchWiz would be slimmed down to near-Nexus 6 levels. Welcome news, certainly, though we took it with a pinch of salt.
However, the usually reliable SamMobile is back with an exclusive claiming much the same thing. Is Samsung’s much-discussed bloatware about to become a thing of the past?
Samsung’s Android bells and whistles have long been a point of contention. On one hand, a highly customised TouchWiz allows Samsung to stand out from its countless Android peers, but do we really want all those features when a phone like the Samsung Galaxy S5 struggles to match the modest Motorola Moto E?
Watering down TouchWiz would mean more user accessible storage, smoother performance, and presumably faster software updates. What’s not to like?
The word from SamMobile is that Samsung is “removing every add-on feature that can be downloaded as an application”, effectively giving Samsung Galaxy S6 owners the choice over which features they want.
Story Album, S Translator and S Voice are all tipped to become downloadable – rather than preloaded – extras for the Samsung Galaxy S6, though it’s thought that S Health, for example, will remain baked in.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 launch is widely tipped for Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 at the beginning of March. In the meantime, check out Samsung Galaxy S6 specs, release date, features: six things we think we know.