Samsung might allow you to uninstall pre-installed apps (bloatware) from the Galaxy S6, S6 edge

Samsung might allow you to uninstall pre-installed apps (bloatware) from the Galaxy S6, S6 edge
Just like previous Samsung flagships, the brand new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge will ship with a slew of preinstalled apps. Most of these provide users with free access to premium services, but let's face it, not everyone is keen on having such apps, often referred to as "bloatware".  

Thankfully for all those that have been eyeing the Galaxy S6 or S6 edge with pleasure, it appears that users will be allowed to get rid of the pre-installed apps without much hassle. It seems that apart from disabling the apps (which has always been one of the ways to remove the clutter in your app drawer), you'll also be able to uninstall them from the get-go, without the necessity of root access.

This move comes in accordance to a relatively new South Korean law which states that all apps should be user-removable. While this will most certainly be the case for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge units that will be sold in South Korea, we can't say if users from the rest of the world will be able to follow suit and uninstall the undesired apps from their Samsung flagships. 

Here's to hoping that this will be the case indeed.


source: XDA 

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42 Comments

1. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Now people can stop complaining. Don't like SVoice? Just delete it.

2. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

This should be mandatory to all OEM. Consumer should and always have the right to remove such app that is not needed.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Google/Apple should follow suit as well So then I can delete my Google/Apple folder of unless stock apps I don't use

30. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Love Android but I completely agree.

37. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

that's why i love the miui from xiaomi. Because of zero bloatwares.

39. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

But you have to live in China. Are you Chinese?

9. LifeSucks

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

The problem is that uninstalling actually doesn't remove these apps. The moment you perform a factory reset, these apps are back even if there is no internet connection around. It's no different than being able to disable them.

24. Knicknevin

Posts: 153; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

But they are removed from active programs and their executables are gone so they are not using resources.

25. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Uninstalling does remove them. A factory reset erases the phone and writes a factory image from the recovery partition. But they were removed from the main partition by Uninstalling, the apk files were deleted. Now, disabling doesn't remove them (which is the current method), but rather keeps them from loading into memory - they take up HD space, but not ram.

40. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That is both true an false. You device yes stores a factory image in the even you need to factory reset the device. That has nothing to do with removing them. If you totally remove the original firmware and you install a custom rom the same is still true. Whatever features and apps hard baked into the ROM will be their even if you can remove the app afterwards, which you always can if you're rooted. But even if you are rooted and totally delete a app, and you factory reset, the app will be back. That has nothing to do with whether the app is actually not installed or if its just disabled.

31. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

I like S Voice. It helps me capture photos without touching the shooting button, or pause music.

3. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Apple fanboys will still whine and complain that TW lags even if it is not. I bet all smartphones lag including iPhone (too much animation hides it). It is like photoshopping ugly faces.

22. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I am an apple user and I will testify any day. My iPhone 6 plus lags like hell. I always wait for keyboards to load what I type. Sometimes the keyboard just freezes on me. When I load a video in the YouTube app and I turn the phone horizontally it takes forever for the video to turn to landscape when it does too it lags like hell. Don't believe this fake Apple users who claim their phones don't lag. Go on the Internet, lots of 6 plus users like me are complaining about lag. Commenting on phonearena can even be a hit or miss. Sometimes after typing everything I want to post safari will just reload and crash on me. So annoying

23. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

i can honestly say i do not experience any lag on my iphone 6. Everything has been super consistent. You sir, are a definite troll.

26. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Every computer device has occasional lag, it's unavoidable. There's no such thing as lag free. Apple disguises lag with animations, so it looks like there's no lag. It's when lag becomes intrusive and interferes with use that a device can be deemed laggy. You don't notice it due to the aforementioned animations, it's not interfering, so it's not laggy. There's also no noticeable lag on my Note 4, yet people who don't own it constantly tell me its laggy.

35. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Best post I've read in this thread. Every device lags, it's just the amount of intrusive, noticeable lag that people complain about.

34. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

You're the troll here. Do you own an iPhone 6 plus??? Are you comparing Your 720P screen iPhone 6 to the 1080p 6 plus. Google iPhone 6 plus lag and you will be informed. Don't comment on what you don't know. Idiot!!!

42. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? He's a troll because he's honest? First off, no matter what OS you use, they all lag. How bad will depend on lots of factors, like how many apps you have installed, do they run in the background, how much empty space you have on your device and more. Sure an iPhone doesn't lag right out the box, but it is a fact that once you suck up more that 50% of the internal storage with apps and media, it gets slow. Anyone who claims otherwise is a complete and uttered liar, even if it was me. Even apps gallery app loads up slow the first time if you transferred lots of pictures to the device, because the app creates an XML file that has the location of the file and if you load a ton of pictures or take a lot of pictures, then it has to create the XML + create thumbnails for each. Both which cause lag.

41. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well lots of people know the iPhone lags, whether they admit it doesn't even matter. All computers have lag, some are just worse than others. Many Android devices are certainly worse than the iPhone, but the ones that are better, certainly are not worse. The S and the Note certainly don't lag more. What so sad is the iPhone lags, mostly due to low RAM and its an easy issue to solve if Apple would stop being cheap and actually install more RAM and stop making devs only make apps that run within 50% of the available hardware RAM.

4. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

i see that the play store can be removed ?!!!!!

15. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Nah, you can peobably uninstall the lastest update. I can do the same on my phone, but it will just uninstall the updates.

5. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

the samsung haters now have 1 less crap to hate about. their list is getting smaller.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

No. From the picture shown, not all app can be deleted. Look at S Planner and Email. So Samsung still has the final say which app can be deleted, user still don't have the final say. If Bloatware bother you get Nexus device. XiaoMi MIUI also has less bloat compare to Samsung.

10. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Nexus devices also got bloatware....All the Google crap apps....

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

My suggestion would be to buy a WP phone or iOS phone since you find Google to be offensive. I just disable the Google Apps that i don't use. I am OK with them pre-installing some of their Apps after all they release each and every new version of Android OS so I am more tolerance on Google. In fact I like their Play Store, their Chrome, their Youtube and their Maps. I disabed their Gmail and the rest. The bulid in Samsung Email support my other accounts as well as my gmail account. I also would install their Google Docs, Slides, Sheets and Keep. I don't have a problem with Google because they save me money from buying Microsoft Office. I used to pay $800 dollars for Office license when i don't have a choice. Office 95 anyone? How about Office 2000?

27. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Some apps can't be uninstalled because they're woven into the framework, and removing them would cause instability throughout. All devices have things you can't uninstall. You can't uninstall any pre-installed apps on an iPhone.

8. kamen

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

GALAXY APPS is also a Junk app. So - they may, but will not

11. LAMOB

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

Welcome one

13. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Galaxy apps is one I would want rid of for sure. Why can't samsung just have their apps through the play store?

14. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I'm more interested in removing google's bloatware, especially slow-ass chrome browser.

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