Samsung Apps replaced with Microsoft Office, OneDrive in Galaxy S6

Samsung logoWe already got a fair share of details on Samsung Galaxy S6's specs sheet and we even saw some renders of the smartphone, but we're still in the dark when it comes to software.

Even though we know the flagship handset will come with Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system out of the box, we still don't know what changes Samsung plans to do to TouchWiz UI and all the other apps included in its Android smartphones.

Luckily, the folks over at SamMobile have shared lots of details on Galaxy S6's software, which were confirmed by one of their insiders.

The most interesting aspect would be the fact that Samsung has decided to ditch all or most of its apps from the Galaxy S6. Basically, this means that apps like S Health, S Voice and S Note will not be included on the smartphone by default.

These applications will be available for download via Samsung Apps for those who want them on their Galaxy S6 smartphone.

According to the same report, Samsung will bring another set of apps that will replace its own. Microsoft and Samsung recently signed an agreement deal, which seems to have some effect over the Galaxy S6 as well.

This might sound surprising but Samsung Galaxy S6 will be packed with Microsoft Office (free Office 365 subscription), OneDrive, OneNote and Skype. These probably aren't the only ones to be included, but are mentioned in the report.

Performance-wise, the Galaxy S6 will be a beast since Samsung has worked very hard to optimize its TouchWiz UI. Lots of animations and effects have been taken from Lollipop.

Other changes we should expect to be implemented into Samsung Galaxy S6 are listed below, so take a look and share your thoughts with us:

  • Samsung’s default keyboard app supposedly looks more like a mix between the keyboard on the Galaxy Tab S and the iOS keyboard;
  • More themeing options are available;
  • All Samsung’s apps are more colorful;
  • Youcan select between 4×4, 4×5 and 5×5 icon layouts for the app drawer;
  • The app drawer no longer supports endless cycling through the list of apps (meaning you can’t go back from the last page to the first without going back through the previous pages);
  • The music app still runs in full-screen mode at all times;
  • The dialer app looks 'green as grass'.

As always, we recommend our readers to take this piece of news lightly, as there is no official word on it for the time being.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Galaxy S6, Microsoft, Samsung, smartphones

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