The Samsung Galaxy S6 Has a Whopping 56 Apps Preinstalled

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Has a Whopping 56 Apps Preinstalled

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge come with a whopping 56 applications preinstalled and you can't delete them, reports Gizmodo.

Before it's release there were rumors that the Galaxy S6 would feature less bloatware than previous devices; however, that doesn't appear to be the case. The site reports that there 56 apps preinstalled, 6 more than on the Galaxy Note 4. The apps you'll find range from Google apps to Samsung apps (S Voice, S Health) to Microsoft apps (OneDrive) to Carrier apps (T-Mobile) to third party apps (Instagram, WhatsApp).

Gizmodo notes that despite previous statements from Samsung that "Samsung has allowed users to remove the pre-installed applications on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge" you can only 'disable' them.

This removes them from the app drawer and the homescreen, but not from the phone entirely. You're basically opting instead to put them in a sort of stasis, out of sight but not out of storage.

When asked for a statement Samsung said:

Simplicity is critical for usability and functionality, so Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge offer a refined and optimized user experience and the offering of core and preloaded apps has been streamlined. Some apps can be uninstalled while some can be disabled, and this varies by region and carrier. Further, 40% of the features and steps have been deleted compared to previous models.

Many iPhone users have also complained that they are unable to uninstall native applications, especially with iOS 8.2 introducing an Apple Watch app that can't be used without the smartwatch. However, iOS users have far fewer apps to contend with and they're all from Apple.

The Galaxy S6 is set for release next month. How it will fair against the iPhone 6 remains to be seen. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 Has a Whopping 56 Apps Preinstalled

Beebee - March 31, 2015 at 6:54pm
Hi, This article is false. All preloaded 3rd party applications, including the Google ecosystem, can be uninstalled. I am currently using an S6 and can prove this fact.
?¿ - March 29, 2015 at 8:01pm
I have a galaxy a5 all that was on it was google apps ,chrome , flip board, phone,messages,browser,myGalaxy,Samsung Apps,S planner, no s Heath there's more so i have about 12.5GB free but before the s6 they removed most of the bloat and now added it again
AEB - March 28, 2015 at 1:04am
..This is WHY Samsung Android SUX big time!..Never-ending undesirable bloatware, etc. U could put a million pre-installed apps & still U'll lose the GAME! ...(for a better sync-port ..more hardware improvement & reliabilty..enuff said!!
lemon4611 - March 27, 2015 at 3:04pm
Samsung and Apple both fail to respect the fact that when you buy the device you OWN it.This bullshit control they exercise by forcing apps down the owners throat is a perfect opportunity for a competitor to seize a healthy chunk of the customer base and make some serious profits. Now all we need is a few competitors to enter the market ! There has to be some creative thinkers that can develope an OS that challanges IOS 8 and Android since both suck right now.
Nat - March 27, 2015 at 8:13pm
1. Apple doesn't make apps to be automatically be in the screen compared to android. 2. How does that affect anyone's experience? Just hide the apps that don't matter. To iOS apps, there's enough that worries about decent stuff yet you have the choice to add whatever apps you want and do it all without having so much there just to hog the memory. 3. Update after update on my 5s and air 2 with iOS 8 it still works without a string attached. You must be using an even older device running it, yet who else can even come close to android or iOS. Heck windows is still dragging itself through the mud trying to keep up the pace.
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