We are less than a week away from Samsung’s next big thing and if all rumors prove true, the Samsung Galaxy S6 may end up being the phone that many of us believed the GS5 would be: a less bloated Galaxy with a truly new design that sets itself apart from Galaxy S devices of the past.
While we are starting to get a pretty good picture of what the design of the phone might look like, it’s hard not to be a little skeptical of the idea that Samsung is debloating TouchWiz and giving us a much more ‘basic’ experience out of the box. Still, this is a rumor that refuses to die and according to a new report from SamMobile they have now been able to source a list of all the apps that will come pre-installed with the device.
Providing the list is accurate, the Galaxy S6 will in fact only have three Samsung apps pre-installed out of the box: S Voice, S Health and Galaxy Apps. We know what S Health and S Voice are about, but the Galaxy Apps ‘app’ is apparently a way to download all of Samsung’s other (now optional) apps and services, as well as select premium apps from partners that Samsung will give away for free.
In addition to the few Samsung apps included, there’s also third party apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, all of Google apps, and three Microsoft apps (One Drive, One Note, Skype). That’s certainly a lot less apps than we typically have to deal with from Samsung, and there’s at least one rumor claiming some of these apps (likely WhatsApp, Facebook and maybe Microsoft apps) can also be user un-installed if you don’t want them.
What do you think, excited by the new TouchWiz based on what we allegedly know right now? Let us know what you think in the comments.