We’ve long begged Samsung to tone down on TouchWiz and make the user experience feel less bloated, and there’s a really good chance of that happening for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6. We’d already heard reports that Samsung was looking to go with a more “Nexus-like” user experience for TouchWiz, though we weren’t exactly sure what to expect.
According to SamMobile, Samsung will take their cues from Motorola and HTC and look to unbundle any app that can be made into a standalone app that exists only in the Google Play store. We imagine this covers a wide range of Samsung’s usual suspects such as S Voice, Samsung’s music app and more. The belief is that the apps will be installable or uninstallable at the will of the user, though there’s a chance that this move is being made more to facilitate easier updates for core features.
Unfortunately the details are still very unclear and we won’t know more until more substantial leaks come out or until Samsung reveals the details for themselves, whichever comes first. Regardless, the fact that multiple independent sources have corroborated Samsung’s desire to slim TouchWiz down already gives us hope that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will be the most desirable option yet from the company’s flagship smartphone lineup.