Here are the apps that will come pre-installed on the Galaxy S6, does this look like super light TouchWiz?

Here are the apps that will come pre-installed on the Galaxy S6, does this look like super light TouchWiz?
Well, the official unveiling of the Galaxy S6 is almost here – with only a few days left to go, of course we can expect a few last-minute leaks. The guys from SamMobile, who are generally on-target with their Samsung-related leaks, have gotten a hold of a list of Samsung apps that will come pre-installed on the new flagship (flagships, actually, let's not forget the Galaxy S6 Edge) as part of the TouchWiz experience.

Now, Sammy allegedly plans to release a super-responsive UI with the S6, one that is on-par with the Nexus' vanilla Android experience, so, naturally, we'd expect them to have slimmed down the apps a bit.

So, here's the reported list:

  • S Voice
  • S Health
  • Facebook
  • WhatsApp (download link)
  • Microsoft One Drive
  • Microsoft One Note
  • Skype
  • All Google apps
  • Galaxy Apps

Well, the Microsoft apps are a surprise here, and many users who were hoping on less bloatware my find this contradictory, if not disappointing. Checking out the other ones – Skype is quite widely used and we're pretty sure very few users will have something against it being pre-installed on their handsets. On the flipside, we don't see apps such as the Gallery, music player, S Planner (Sammy's calendar). According to the report, users will still be able to install them from the Galaxy Apps store, otherwise, we assume, they will be able to replace the missing services by using the Google stock apps, which will, naturally, be present on the smartphone.


source: SamMobile

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  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
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  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
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  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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69 Comments

1. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Things are starting to get very interesting now. Day by day the s6 is becoming more appealing than any other flagship due to be released soon.

14. tdslam720

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Where are the Samsung haters now?

19. harvardale

Posts: 51; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

I am (was?) one. I've always said that Touchwiz was the reason I wouldn't buy a galaxy phone, so if all of this is true the S6 may be my next phone!

57. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That's because you guys are lame. TouchWiz is the reason to use Galaxy devise. It brings nice features no other Android phones have. Other Androids are just as boring as an iPhone. The Galaxy is blessed with rich features that make using the device nice. Even if some find many gimmicky because they are to stupid to learn something new, for those of us who do use them; we love them when they come in handy for something.

56. dimas

Posts: 3448; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Can't people criticize gadgets without being accused of being "haters"? Fanboyism surely take technological debate into a new low level like kids fighting for what candy is the sweetest.

69. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Sure they can. But the truth is most people who criticize either Samsung or Apple gadgets do so out of hate for the respective company. Same with Apple versus Android.

77. Z3R091 unregistered

Chill out, this is only a render man.

2. Tarox

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

Microsoft paying Samsung to get on their devices? Interesting step by MS

60. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I say, Samsung refused to pay Microsoft for the Microsoft Tax and Microsoft says, ok if you don't want to pay, put our stuff on your phone and we will get the money from people signing up for our services with your phone. The problem is many of MS services are redundant of Google's own services. Having Office is a plus. If you want to consider the number one office suite bloat, than you're simply stupid.

3. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

So no Dialer, Messaging, Calendar or Clock Apps??

8. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I think they could be considered part of the operating system customization. It seems strange to me that Samsung ditched its own apps in favor of stock android/google apps. But we'll see. Maybe they realized that the google apps offer the best integrated experience and finally decided to concentrate on the hardware.

61. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

As Samsung as to install the Google apps they can only remove there own, so that's what got removed

62. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The office app Samsung used wasn't their own, it was a 3rd party and it sucked. Replacing it with MS Office is a better option. That Hacom Suite is worse than Apple's iWorks junk. Ain't nothing like the real thing. Samsung is still going to have apps on their own phones.

44. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

LOL. Your question makes me non-stop laughing...

4. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

"light" ??

5. Biernot unregistered

"Galaxy Apps " How much ? 50 ?

7. harvardale

Posts: 51; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

It's an app store where you can download sammy apps, not preinstalled apps.

11. Biernot unregistered

ah ok . =)

36. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

No not okay, Samsung Apps include all their regular crap and not just the Samsung app store. Plus they've now added MS apps on top of carrier and google apps.

67. paul.k

Posts: 305; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Galaxy Apps refers to the Sammy app store here

22. TyrionLannister unregistered

it's only one app for 50 apps.

6. ilovephablets

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Facebook s voice and skype smh why samsung why

15. maherk

Posts: 7065; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I hear you. I have the Note 4 and i hate it how Samsung is forcing me to use facebook and whatsapp. I paid for the friendcaster pro and whatsapp plus, and i can't delete the native facebook app which drains battery like a crazy mf, and i can't even install whatsapp+ on top of the native one. Unless i root my phone, i am stuck with these apps.

24. TyrionLannister unregistered

You can disable these apps :)

30. maherk

Posts: 7065; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Even if i disable whatsapp, i can't install whatsapp+, i have to uninstall it. And if they wanna pre-install these apps, at least give us thr option to uninstall them. Like they didn't just install Facebook, but also Facebook messenger, and Facebook Pages manager.

46. memeON1

Posts: 34; Member since: Nov 26, 2014

To my understanding, that's just a download link and not an app so i guess this time you can install whatsapp+ without any issues. my opinion only.

63. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Whatsapp usa a link and not an installed app due to this, I.e. It's not installed on the s6

26. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

You can disabled it how hard is that dude

28. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Should have the option to uninstall then it wouldn't really matter how many apps come pre-installed.

70. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Where is your Note 4 from? I don't even have Facebook or Whatsapp in my Note 4 (Verizon version).

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