Published on February 14th, 2015 | by Gary Johnson


Samsung Galaxy S6 TouchWiz OS going on a diet?

Samsung has come under fire at times for the amount of bloatware it adds to its smartphones via the TouchWiz interface, which was blamed for the reason the Galaxy S3 got stuck on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Now though leading up to the release of the Galaxy S6 rumours are suggesting that TouchWiz will be trimmed down in favour of some tasty Microsoft services.

The company is holding its first Unpacked 2015 event on March 1st to showcase the Galaxy S6 along with an Edge version, and now there is a report that the likes of S Voice, S Note, and S Health won’t come pre-installed on the Galaxy S6 but will be available to download if needed.

Instead it is being claimed that Samsung will provide a number of Microsoft apps such as OneNote, OneDrive, and Office Mobile with a free Office 365 subscription. The companies are believed to have done a deal as a result of a recent patent dispute for Samsung to offer such services on its smartphones.

The trimming of TouchWiz has allegedly allowed for much better Android Lollipop experience on the Galaxy S6, and it may help with the fact the handset won’t feature expandable memory that the OS is more efficient.

Are you a fan of TouchWiz in its current form?


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has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. He also has a love for smartphones and loves spending time with his family.

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