Exclusive: Only two Samsung apps will come preloaded on the Galaxy S6

Remember when we first reported about the Galaxy S6 to be internally codenamed ‘Project Zero‘? After a huge decline in its smartphone market share, Samsung is trying to bring a radical change on both hardware and software fronts. We had exclusively reported that Samsung will remove bloatware from TouchWiz by making most of the Samsung apps downloadable from GALAXY APPS.

Today, we’ve been able to source the list of all the apps that will be pre-installed on the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. This list contains only two Samsung apps, three apps from Microsoft, all the Google apps, as well as apps like WhatsApp and Facebook. Samsung will also pre-install GALAXY APPS so that you can download other apps from Samsung, as well as other premium apps which Samsung provides for free. Here’s a complete list of apps which will come pre-installed on the upcoming flagship devices:

  1. 1. S Voice
  2. 2. S Health
  3. 3. Facebook
  4. 4. WhatsApp (download link)
  5. 5. Microsoft One Drive
  6. 6. Microsoft One Note
  7. 7. Skype
  8. 8. All Google apps

S Health is necessary to sync health and fitness related data from Samsung’s fitness trackers while Facebook and WhatsApp are used by everyone, so we can’t call it bloatware. According to us, the only bloatware apps that we see are S Voice and apps from Microsoft (these apps will be grouped into a folder dubbed ‘Microsoft Apps’). Samsung has made some kind of a deal with Microsoft to pre-install One Drive and One Note, as we reported earlier.

Also, TouchWiz on the Galaxy S6 will not be much different from Android Lollipop based TouchWiz on the Galaxy Note 4, however the software will be leaner and faster, along with many more animations from Google’s latest design guidelines. Samsung has also updated the design of all the essential apps like music player, video player, and gallery to better suit Android 5.0 Lollipop.

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2 years 1 month ago

will s6 s health 4.0 version be available for s5 ???

2 years 2 months ago

Aww! Samsung very good move, i’m definitely going to buy the S6 egde variant, then disabling all the rest of app i don’t use then turning off all animation transition effects to make the phone running faster than ever with Lollipop, 64bit chip i’m excited to get my hands on it

2 years 2 months ago

Hopefully you can uninstall these pre-installed Apps, I don’t use, One Drive, Note, Facebook or Skype, so for me those would be considered Bloat, I’d say the same for most of the pre-installed Google Apps as well. If I don’t use them give me the option to uninstall them.

I don’t understand why on the PC, MS is often fined by the EU for taking advantage of their monopoly by forcing us to use their apps, yet Google force an entire suite in our face and they don’t get in trouble for it.

2 years 2 months ago

5,6 & 7 will be getting binned instantly.

2 years 2 months ago

the only google apps i need are google play, google music and google movies. i don’t want any of the other apps. root needs to come quickly so i can uninstall bloatware. i am sure tmobile will push in their bullshit apps as well.

2 years 2 months ago

if the s6 comes with a free samsung fitness tracker then i am ok with s health being installed.

2 years 2 months ago

“…while Facebook and WhatsApp are used by everyone, so we can’t call it bloatware.”

Newsflash: FB and WhatsApp are NOT used by everyone. Also, anything that is not required for the OS to work is “bloatware”.

2 years 2 months ago

1. S Voice = gimmick bloat
2. S Health = bloat
3. Facebook = spy spam outdated social
4. WhatsApp (download link) good
5. Microsoft One Drive = bloat
6. Microsoft One Note = bloat
7. Skype = gimmick
8. All Google apps = bloat
9. GALAXY APPS = store

2 years 2 months ago

Are you one of those morons who thinks Google Plus is the incarnation of God?

2 years 2 months ago

To be fair, s/he DOES say all Google apps are bloat too. Which they are.
If we’re lucky, we’ll see the Facebook/Whatsapp/Microcrap as COMPLETELY uninstallable, corporate image to bolster or not.

2 years 2 months ago

still bloated useless

2 years 2 months ago

If this is true and it looks like in this video http://youtu.be/cIK0DW2eTeM I’m definitely buying it.

2 years 2 months ago

this is true but the concept you’re looking at is never gonna be true as samsung won’t make GALAXY iPHONE otherwise they will get sued (again :P ) by Apple and also it won’t be all flat from back and this much thick…..

2 years 2 months ago

Still sounds pretty bloaty to me.

2 years 2 months ago

You dont know what bloatware is.

2 years 2 months ago

If its not needed for the phone to be usable its BLOAT
Maybe someone who hasn’t ventured outside the Samsung spectrum will disagree but there is still unnecessary BLOAT
Say what you want but with a user name of Sammysamsam1 AKA Fanboy#1 your rebuttal can not be taken seriously.

S Voice – BLOAT
S Health – BLOAT
Facebook – BLOAT
WhatsApp – BLOAT
Microsoft One Drive -BLOAT
Microsoft One Note – BLOAT
Skype – BLOAT

2 years 2 months ago

so that meab we have to sell our s5 for buying bullshit s6.

2 years 2 months ago

not sure if ure dumb, or just dumb and unable to make any sense.

2 years 2 months ago

Buy iPhone please

2 years 2 months ago

Next year you’ll have to sell your bullshit S6 to buy the bullshit S7. LOL!

Its your choice to buy whatever you want so live with it.

2 years 2 months ago

Try to make a sensible comment for once in your life, will you ?

2 years 2 months ago

Your not making sense, try again.