Further changes rumored for Samsung Galaxy S6 software
It seems like the last few days have seen Samsung Galaxy S6 rumors taking a turn for the hardware side of things, revisiting the idea of the Galaxy S Edge, giving us hints about the phone’s camera, or talking about what to expect from accessories. But it wasn’t long ago when our GS6 focus was pointed at the phone’s software, amid reports that Samsung was in the process of seriously slimming-down TouchWiz to deliver core functionality, while moving a lot of what had been perceived as bloat to optional add-on apps. Today we hear from a new source about what Samsung’s up to, adding some additional details to the story.
The good news is that we’re still hearing about Samsung making many of its own apps optional, and instead available as separate downloads. On the flip side, though, Samsung may have struck a deal with Microsoft that pre-loads the GS6 with Office, Skype, OneDrive, and more of the company’s apps. While that doesn’t sound like the end of the world, it’s still not quite the bloat-free experience we’d been expecting.
We also hear some general impressions of the updated UI, including new bold colors for Samsung’s apps. Other changes could include slightly different launcher behavior than you may be used to (including new controls over icon density), additional theming options, and an expansion on the visual effects already present in Samsung’s recent Lollipop releases.