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Samsung Reported To Be Removing Tons Of Bloatware From Samsung Galaxy S6

January 29, 2015 - Written By John Anon

No one likes bloatware, right. You purchase a new device, switch it on and then suddenly find out, the device is full of apps you never downloaded, do not want and can’t seem to get rid of. Over the years, Samsung has become quite famous for their increased levels of bloatware. Anyone who has ever owned a Samsung device will know how many Samsung apps, features and services are included. However, compared to other OEMs and carriers, some might argue that Samsung’s bloating is not bloatware at all. A lot of their inclusions are quite handy and useful. That said, not all of them are and no device needs as many that are typically included on their devices.

To be fair to Samsung, the South Korean company does seem to have been trying to address the bloatware issue on their devices of late. With the release of the Samsung Galaxy S5 last year, Samsung did remove some of the bloatware. Opting to make some of the add-ons downloadable instead. This was a trend which continued when the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was released. Again, Samsung opted to have a proportion of their apps as downloadable options. Well, the latest on this front, is that the Samsung Galaxy S6 (and possibly all future Samsung devices), will come with significantly reduced levels of bloatware.

Sammobile (source link below) are reporting, that they have it on good authority, that Samsung are removing all bloatware content, that can be removed and made downloadable. As such, users can opt as to whether they want the Samsung software installed on their S6 or not. if they do, they can download it, if not, no problem. Of course, not all the bloatware will be removed and a number of what is presumed to be the most popular Samsung features (like S Health and so on) will probably remain on the S6. However, as these apps are quite widely used, this probably won’t be considered to be bloatware (in the traditional sense) by owners. But what do you think? Are you glad Samsung are removing as much bloatware as they can? Should they remove everything to try and win back customers and offer like a near stock (well, as much as TouchWiz can be) experience? Let us know your thoughts.