Samsung Galaxy S6 will reportedly come with only two bloatware apps installed

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 25 Feb 2015

AT&T Galaxy S6 teaser image

Samsung will only be preloading two bloatware apps on the Galaxy S6, according to the list of apps that SamMobile has received from their sources. 

The source claims that Samsung will only be shipping the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge with 7 pre-installed apps. This is in stark contrast to the previous Galaxy devices from Samsung, which were filled to the brim with bloatware. Beside the usual suite of Google apps, Samsung’s upcoming flagship will come pre-installed with S Voice, S Health, Facebook, Microsoft One Drive and One Note, Skype and Galaxy Apps.

A report from earlier this month claimed that Samsung has entered into a partnership with Microsoft that will see the former preloading apps from the Redmond company on its handsets.

Apart from S Voice and perhaps Galaxy Apps, none of the other apps from Samsung can be considered bloatware since they are used by millions of users worldwide. Galaxy Apps will be used by Samsung to allow users to download some exclusive content and premium apps and games for free on the S6. While Microsoft’s One Drive and One Note are not as popular as Evernote and Dropbox, they are still well built apps that cannot be classified as bloatware.

The source also claims that TouchWiz on the Galaxy S6 will look similar to how it is on the Note 4, though core system apps like the music player, gallery and camera apps have all been redesigned. The new version of TouchWiz will also be significantly leaner and faster, and will feature more animations that Google has introduced with its new Material Design.

[Via SamMobile]