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Samsung Galaxy S6 to trim fat with less home-brewed apps

Samsung will pre-install just two of its own apps on the Galaxy S6, according to new reports on Wednesday.

Following previous hints the firm may cut back on its home-brewed apps in order to speed up the experience, SamMobile claims to know exactly which of those apps will be retained.

The blog claims only S Voice and S Health will be available out of the box with the rest of Samsung’s suite confined to the Galaxy Apps store (also pre-installed)

Beyond those three and the standard suite of Google apps, there’ll only be five other apps pre-loaded onto the Galaxy S6, according to the report.

The lucky five are Facebook, WhatsApp, Skype, Microsoft One Note and OneDrive. So two from Facebook and three from Microsoft, the latter as part of a deal with the software giant.

The result, Samsung hopes, will be a much speedier handset, less bogged down by less bloatware.

The report also reiterates previous speculation Samsung plans to lessen the influence of its TouchWiz software over the Android interface. It’ll be “leaner and faster” according to SamMobile.

Read more: Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy S5: Why you’ll want to upgrade

The Galaxy S6 will be launched at MWC during a press event on Sunday night, where we’ll find out if this speculation actually comes to fruition.

Will you be glad to see a pared back experience on the Galaxy S6? Is reducing the reliance on homemade apps the key to Samsung’s return to form? Let us know your below.

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