Following reports that bloatware can be removed from Samsung’s newest flagships, the Korean company has confirmed it’s true
Have the tech God’s finally answered me? Can we all now finally get a Samsung device that isn’t totally full of crap ware? Why yes, yes we can! Following reports that one user had managed to delete many of the stock and Samsung branded apps from the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge that they’d gotten hold of early, Samsung has now spoken out and confirmed that when the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge launch later this year you can remove most of the apps which come preinstalled.
In a statement to TechRadar, a Samsung representative said: “Samsung Electronics is committed to providing the best possible mobile experience to customers. As part of this effort, Samsung has allowed users to remove the pre-installed applications on Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.
“The number of applications that can be removed from devices can vary by regions and mobile carriers,” they concluded.
Now, it’s worth mentioning that although Samsung call it a “removal,” what actually happens is that the apps preinstalled can only be hidden from view by tapping the edit option and on a little red minus. Though they won’t be completely removed, they’ll disappear from the app drawer and can be reinstated in the settings menu. According to TechRadar every app can be hidden from view, including the Play Store app, which is odd.
So although they’re not permanently removed, you can remove them from sight.. out of sight, out of mind (but still clogging up the available storage space).