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Samsung removes bloatware from S6

Reports are suggesting that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will be much more streamlined than its predecessors.

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One of the major gripes consumers have had with Samsung phones in the past is that the sheer volume of pre-loaded apps eats up the available memory and slows the phone down. However, an article from says that Samsung is going to change their approach to the amount of bloatware they put on their phones.

The article says Samsung is going to remove a number of apps that can be downloaded from the Play Store or Samsung’s app store in order to make the S6 as fast and streamlined as Nexus devices.

Not all will be removed and it is expected that S Health will be one of the ones to stay as it is one of Samsung’s biggest successes in recent years, but lesser used apps much as S Translator and S Voice might become download only.

Now we do know that this is something Samsung has been saying for years but following the news that Samsung’s smartphone, tablet and mobile device earnings were down 64 per cent this quarter could convince Samsung that now is the time to remove unnecessary features from their phones.

If Samsung were to follow through with these plans, which would you want to stay and which wouldn’t you mind going? Comment and let us know.

To find out what 50 apps we think you’ll want to have on your smartphone or tablet this year, check out Android magazine issue 47.