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Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge to launch with less bloatware

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Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge to launch with less bloatware
Those unhappy with the amount of bloatware found on previous versions of Samsung's flagship phones, will be happy to hear that less bloatware is expected to be on the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge when the pair is unveiled during Samsung's Unpacked 2016 event less than 24 hours from now.

Samsung is said to be moving some of the bloatware to the Google Play Store, or will place it inside its own Galaxy Apps marketplace. According to a report, the only pre-installed applications on the new flagship models will be the Browser, File Manager, Music Player, Gallery and Voice Recorder. A brief 14 second video gives a quick look at the software on the phone, which will apparently be weighed down less by bloatware than in previous years.

We should see confirmation that Samsung has lessened the bloat on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge tomorrow, starting at 1pm EDT, when Samsung Unpacked 2016 takes place. As we told you the other day, you can view the festivities live streamed by Samsung in 360-degrees.



source: TalkAndroid

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posted on 20 Feb 2016, 17:35 2

1. JunitoNH (Posts: 1656; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Man, he must have a big hand, looks like he's holding a Galaxy S3.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 17:40 1

3. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8839; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Yeah it does. He used a bad pens setting I guess.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 17:48 3

5. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 523; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


I do want. This phone is shaping up to be everything I was hoping for. Cant wait till these go up for sale

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 23:20

30. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8839; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


bad lense setting*

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 17:38 8

2. artixine (Posts: 21; Member since: 18 Nov 2015)


More and more interesting news about that s7.... Sammy is finally listening to its consummers, for god sake's, better late than never.I still haven't decided which S7 i'll buy,though i reckon the 3600mah battery of the edge makes me salivate,furthermore as a s6 owner.
however, in this vid, the design is less sexy and attractive than the s6,it does not look as premium. just a matter of colour i hope.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 18:19

12. Diezparda (Posts: 866; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Waay too smudgy cause it's covered with plastic.
I think this time samsung learn to make the difference between the regular S7 & edge variant more obvious with larger screen & battery.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 17:43 1

4. gtrc11 (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Feb 2015)


Awesome, but that doesn't include Carrier Bloatware sadly.
Have to admit, this looks better than the s6.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 17:50 10

6. Subie (Posts: 535; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


If you could buy directly from Samsung it would eliminate the extra bloat + updates would come sooner.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 19:43 1

25. Rocket (Posts: 186; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


honestly I don't understand why samsung doesnt sell their phones directly from their website too?

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 06:32

43. catt4u (Posts: 144; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


They do here in The Netherlands!

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 22:49

28. kajam (Posts: 200; Member since: 24 Jun 2015)


It will be awesome if they released all Marshmallow for previous phone the same way as S7

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 17:51 12

7. abdoualgeria (Posts: 324; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


I will enjoy reading galaxy s7/egde reviews ;)

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 19:25

24. jngo102 (Posts: 48; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Looking forward to the Galaxy S8

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 00:34 2

34. Kary1 (Posts: 300; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)


When I bought my S4 I was hoping I could make it to the S7. It's still going strong, so hopefully I'll make it to the S8. Unlikely I'll buy another Samsung product to replace it, but I have to admit the S7 is sounding a lot better than the PoS S6.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 17:51

8. joevsyou (Posts: 693; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


the only apps that should come on a phone should be the basics, and the must needed carrier apps only.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 18:38 3

17. izim1 (Posts: 445; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


There are no "must needed carrier apps". They should put their crap on the app stores and let their customers decide. I never understood carrier bloatware. Why pay a manufacturer to jam your stuff on your customers? Because I doubt manufacturers do this for free... I can't imagine them caring

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 17:52

9. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11871; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Yeah right I'm not convinced. They said this before.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 00:57 6

35. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1201; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


And they did, compare the bloatware on the S5 and the S6.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 17:58 13

10. DRS1977 (Posts: 431; Member since: 27 May 2015)


This is very good news. I guess this is one of the outcomes of the meeting they had with Google. What's funny is, Samsungs own browser is way better than Android Chrome. Samsungs file manager and camera software also blow stock Android out of the water. I also like their SMS/MMS app.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 18:47 1

21. Supraman21 (Posts: 314; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)


Their SMS app sucks compared to Textra. basically all texting apps suck in comparison especially when it comes to group texts with people with iPhones.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 19:04

23. DRS1977 (Posts: 431; Member since: 27 May 2015)


I've never tried Textra, maybe I'll give it a shot. The iPhone is really outdated, most of my friends got rid of them a long time ago so don't really worry about group texting to that platform.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 20:31

26. Supraman21 (Posts: 314; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)


If none of your friends have iPhone's then I assume Hangouts would work even better. I'm just saying that I was in a search of a great Sms app that always worked a a Textra fit the bill.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 22:38

27. izim1 (Posts: 445; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


ALL stock apps suck compared to the app store apps like textra and go sms and others. If you're on Android and you're not using one of the many awesome 3rd party messaging apps then I don't even know what to say....

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 18:11 2

11. miket1737 (Posts: 2381; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


S7 looking extremly compelling but I will still hold on to my 6P for the latter half of the year. At least thats my mind right now lol, surely it could all change pretty fast , but I am enjoying the 6P alot and the camera on it is pretty dam awesome even coming from a Edge Plus.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 18:20 2

13. hell998 (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Feb 2016)


Say hello to S7 Edge

bit.ly/1Tx9EY8

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 18:40

18. Clars123 (Posts: 612; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


some of these assholes need to chill..Jeez..the phone will be announced tomorrow!! couldn't you wait!!

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 18:49 2

22. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Insta buy for me :D

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 18:27 1

14. jtw_111 (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Apr 2015)


That's good news, but there's still carrier bloatware...I don't know about other carriers, but AT&T always puts a bunch of useless crap on their phones :|

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 18:32 1

15. xdza1979 (Posts: 263; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)


Dear Samsung does this mean no hidden Facebook apk that cant be uninstalled and will update itself auto.atically even after disabling theaim Facebook app?!

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 18:42

19. tedkord (Posts: 10617; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Use package disabler. No updates

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 18:36 2

16. zeeBomb (Posts: 1841; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Touch wiz better be as close as stock as others are saying...2016 is the year for saying NO to LAG and bad RAM management!

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 02:05

38. catze86 (Posts: 683; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


Why should TW better be as close as stock? Isn't TW is one of the inspirator of stock?
Blame your carrier if your phone is full of bloatwares.

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 18:45 1

20. FluffyBled (Posts: 500; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


I feel like we've been here before. Have we been here before?

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 22:51

29. 8logic (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Please god, let this be true! I've stop buying them because of those Damn bloatware......

posted on 20 Feb 2016, 23:24 2

31. Awaragardiyan (Posts: 129; Member since: 17 May 2012)


"less bloatware", is that a new app?

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 00:01

32. Macready (Posts: 858; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


US carrier bloat is by far the worst offender. Easily 10 useless apps from Verizon , some of which running all the time. My NL carrier has zero pre-installed apps...

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 00:32

33. Kary1 (Posts: 300; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)


The Samsung Music App is the one piece of bloatware that bothers me on my S4. I can't disable it, and occasionally it will start when connected to my car's BT rather than the app I want.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 02:00

37. catze86 (Posts: 683; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


Realy. I realy want to disable/erase Google Play Music. It is suck as f**k.. The audio output totaly meh.
It is bloatware.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 08:57

45. Kary1 (Posts: 300; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)


The music app I use is the Amazon one. I don't think Google Music is stock on my S4, but I'd have to check--I do have it installed, but it never starts up on its own.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 03:08 5

40. SenorThrottles (Posts: 276; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


I prefer the Samsung music app tbh

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 06:17

42. MDave (Posts: 115; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)


Package Disabler Pro maybe can disable it?

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 01:59 1

36. killer7D (Posts: 264; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)


I have S6 Edge Plus and I cant find any app that is not useful to me except the Samsung Gear as i dont like smart watches anyway

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 02:14

39. raky_b (Posts: 102; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


that is one of promices we hear from Sammy every year....same as the ones that Touchwiz be easier to use (and it won't need 8GB of RAM to work normal) and that they will go out with less models in a year.
but, i guess many sheeps have short memory

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 03:10

41. SenorThrottles (Posts: 276; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


Well tbf they did cut down on the amount if bloatware last year with the S6

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 06:33

44. catt4u (Posts: 144; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


I rate Flipboard as bloat also, which is to be seen in the short video

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