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

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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Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)

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42 Comments

1. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

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

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

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

5. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

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

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

bad lense setting*

2. artixine

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 18, 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.

12. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

4. gtrc11

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

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

6. Subie

Posts: 2257; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

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

25. Rocket

Posts: 613; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

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

43. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

They do here in The Netherlands!

28. kajam

Posts: 220; Member since: Jun 24, 2015

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

7. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

I will enjoy reading galaxy s7/egde reviews ;)

24. jngo102

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Looking forward to the Galaxy S8

34. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

8. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

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

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

35. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

10. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 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.

21. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 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.

23. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 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.

26. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 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.

13. hell998

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 20, 2016

Say hello to S7 Edge bit.ly/1Tx9EY8

18. Clars123

Posts: 1072; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

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

22. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Insta buy for me :D

14. jtw_111

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 12, 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 :|

15. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 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?!

19. tedkord

Posts: 17043; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Use package disabler. No updates

16. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 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!

38. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 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.

20. FluffyBled unregistered

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

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