Report: Samsung Galaxy S6 will be as optimized as the Nexus 6

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We exclusively reported that Samsung is developing the Galaxy S6 from scratch (both hardware and software) as a part of its Project Zero initiative. Now, a report from Business Korea has reaffirmed that Samsung is indeed working hard on optimizing the software on the Galaxy S6. According to the report, Samsung is aiming to get rid of unnecessary features and simplifying the UI – the company is supposedly aiming at optimizing TouchWiz to such an extent that it would be as fast and smooth as stock Android on the Nexus 6.

That’s very welcome news if true, as optimization has been sorely lacking on Samsung’s software for a long time now. Samsung has already started removing some features, as is evident on the Galaxy Note 4, but it’s clear that there is still a lot of cruft and unnecessary functionality that needs to be removed. Hopefully, this optimized version of TouchWiz will slowly but surely trickle down to cheaper devices with lower-end hardware after the Galaxy S6 comes out, we’ll find out just how good a job Samsung has done when the Galaxy S6 gets its inevitable official announcement in the next month or so.

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Millenium3
2 years 10 months ago
Millenium3

For those people who still believe Samsung can bring out a much consumer-satisfying phone, please don’t screw this up…

Millenium3
2 years 10 months ago
Millenium3

For those people who still believe Samsung can bring out a much consumer-satisfying phone, please don’t screw this up…

Mikedee718
2 years 10 months ago
Mikedee718
Please Samsung don’t screw this “Project Zero” up. I really don’t want to switch to the iPhone, but it’s far superior than the S5 and the note 4. I been with you since the S2, and have had the S3,and currently the S5. I have had Android since the day it was 1st released with the T-Mobile, the G1. I love the Gmail integration so much. I am as loyal as a customer as you can have. Judging by the reports coming out recently from Forbes, and business insider it’s looking like the S6 is going to be a huge… Read more »
TAMAREXXE
2 years 10 months ago
TAMAREXXE

You are seriously on crack if you think any iPhone comes close to the Note 4.

TAMAREXXE
2 years 10 months ago
TAMAREXXE

From what I’ve read, Samsung are not removing all the functionality, just the gimmicky stuff that tend to slow down the phone; it’s a necessary step. The Note 3 using the new touchwiz lollipop Vietnam is reportedly faster than the Nexus 5 and still retains all functionality. Vanilla Android is not perfect and lacks some functions that Samsung intend to keep. Best of both worlds.

Lovric1
2 years 10 months ago
Lovric1

Im just waiting 4.2.2 or 4.4.2 for s3 mini

TAMAREXXE
2 years 10 months ago
TAMAREXXE

buy a new phone.

ProdByEchelon
2 years 10 months ago
ProdByEchelon

Everyone, update your S Health. It go the Material Design look

Sureshan
2 years 10 months ago
Sureshan

I’ll believe it when I see it.

ProdByEchelon
2 years 10 months ago
ProdByEchelon

The Note 4 beat the Nexus 6 in a speed test

daydreamer01
2 years 10 months ago
daydreamer01

That will be a backwards step. The Nexus 6 is laggy, Note 4 is much smoother. Samsung should read tech blogs which point that out.

hot_spare
2 years 10 months ago
hot_spare

Yea, I find this weird as well. Nexus isn’t all that smooth and butter like everyone says. I have used it a lot, and I don’t really find much difference in smoothness. Most of all, the practical usability sucks for stock Android.

denny7bg
2 years 10 months ago
denny7bg

Nexus 6 is one of the smoothest phones, I have personally tested an early version (non official release) and was amazed by its speed.
The benchmark itself did 49 000pts, where the Note 4 is only 44 000pts.

I can only hope Samsung can make smooth TouchWiz!

aligap
2 years 10 months ago
aligap

Galaxy note 4 with exynos have 52000pts
i have N910H and with some optimizing and custom kernel get 57000pts

sorg
2 years 10 months ago
sorg

I hope they will keep removable battery and microSD. Otherwise, there are many alternatives.

yeeahnick
2 years 10 months ago
yeeahnick

amen to that!

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