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Samsung Galaxy S6 lets you uninstall most apps

Samsung is loosening its stifling software grip with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, as evidence emerges that you’ll be able to remove most of the pre-installed apps from them.

Aside from handset design, one of the biggest areas of criticism for Samsung in recent times has been its bloated TouchWiz software.

Early signs suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will do the most yet to address these perceptions, and a new piece of information only goes to confirm that.

Over on the XDA-Developer forums, one user who is currently running a pre-release Galaxy S6 has noticed how easy on the bloat the phone is.

Indeed, no only is there a smaller number of pre-installed apps on the Galaxy S6 (Samsung reckons there’s 40 percent less), but it’s also possible to remove many of the apps that are there.

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Screenshots show that it’s possible to remove all of the Microsoft apps that come pre-installed, such as OneNote, OneDrive, and Skype, as well as Google’s apps such as Google+ and Gmail.

Most interestingly (and thankfully), it also appears possible to remove Samsung’s own apps. Yes, you’ll no longer have to put up with S Health or S Voice clogging up your phone.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 will hit shops on April 10 with an all-new metal-and-glass design and a 5.1-inch QHD display.

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