If you’re all set to buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge when they finally reach Malaysia, here’s a piece of good news for you. Samsung will be shipping these devices with lesser amount of pre-installed apps, and most of them can either be disabled or even removed.
You know how most Samsung Galaxy smartphones usually comes with a suite of apps installed like Google apps, Samsung apps, and thanks to a partnership with Microsoft, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge will also ship with apps from Microsoft (like OneDrive so users can enjoy the free 100GB of storage for 2 years). According to screenshots shared on the XDA Developers forum, it looks like you will be able to remove those, yes, including those from Samsung.
Apps like YouTube, Google+, Gmail, S Voice, S Health and such can all be removed from the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Should you need to use these apps at a later date, you would be able to download them from the Play Store or Samsung’s very own Galaxy Apps store.
This is actually great news for Samsung users. With the ability to remove pre-installed apps that you won’t use, like for those who prefer Google Now over S Voice, or a regular calendar app rather than S Planner, it means that TouchWiz can be a whole lot lighter, and hopefully, be a whole lot faster too.