Samsung Galaxy S6 Lets You Remove Most Apps Including Samsung's

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  1. dgstorm

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    [Update: The intel in this story turned out to be wrong. We posted a new story which corrects the information. Here's the follow-up story: http://www.droidforums.net/threads/...w-uninstalls-of-stock-apps-after-all.280612/]

    Even though there were several unpopular design decisions in the new Samsung Galaxy S6 (like a non-removable battery and no microSD slot), that doesn't mean that Samsung wasn't listening to their fans in some aspects of the device. Apparently they listened to outcry regarding TouchWiz and too much bloatware on the device.

    It's becoming a widely known "feature" of the Galaxy S6 that TouchWiz is slimmed down a great deal and Samsung included less bloatware on the device. What's really great is that Samsung took it a step further and made it really easy to uninstall nearly any app on the device, including their own. This includes "built-in" apps like Samsung's S Voice, for folks who would rather just use Google Now.

    Not only did Samsung bake this "ease of customization" functionality right into the device, they are even bragging about it on their own blog. The biggest shocker is that they used the words "cumbersome bloatware" to describe some of these pre-installed apps. Ultimately, Samsung clarifies in their blog that their goal was simply to offer an "Intuitive and Streamlined User Experience...".

    It just goes to show that sometimes a company might take a step back in order to take two steps forward. What do you think of Sammy's desire to shred their image as a bloated device?

    Here's our dedicated Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge discussion section: Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge General Discussions Android Forum at DroidForums.net

    Source: Samsung
     
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    Is this Samsung or is it Google and Lollipop?
     
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    Sammy is certainly making the right moves to get back some of the marketshare they lost. Hopefully, the carriers will follow suit.
     
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    It's TouchWiz which = Samsung.
     
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    Will this trickle down to the carriers bloatware?
     
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    This article is based upon a pre-production phone with pre-release software. I'm hopeful, yet doubtful, that this will make it into the final software build.
     
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    Possibly but my guess is not. Verizon will do whatever it needs to in negotiating with Samsung to keep their bloat locked down IMHO, though I have seen other so-called "that'll never happen" become reality.
     
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    I'm sure fragmentation is alive and well but we can always hope. When Samsung devices come carrier bloat free I'll know for sure they are trying to become Apple.
     
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    It turns out you were right Ollie. I'm about to do a follow-up article which refutes this one. Sadly, you can only disable the stock SGS6 apps, not uninstall them. :(
     
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    Bummer. You couldn't let us dream for a couple of days before busting our bubble? :D
     
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    That would make the pain of the truth just sting even more. :)
     
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