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Samsung Galaxy S6 rumored to come with near stock Android UI

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 is certainly shaping up to be the most impressive Samsung Galaxy flagship smartphone yet. After recent reports of a curved edge display variant and one with a metal unibody design, a new report from Korea claims that Samsung is looking at slimming down its TouchWiz UI for the Galaxy S6 and is aiming to offer a refined UI very close to stock Android, like on the Google Nexus devices.

According to information received by Business Korea, Samsung has instructed its mobile communication arm to start working on optimizing the TouchWiz UI for its upcoming Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone. The company aims to debut the latest TouchWiz version with the Galaxy S6 in March at the MWC conference to be held in Barcelona. The updated TouchWiz will get rid of all the bloatware that we have been seeing on Galaxy flagship devices. The company is looking at coming up with a UI similar to Google Nexus devices, which means we can expect to see a UI very close to stock Android.

Samsung’s TouchWiz UI is currently one of the heaviest custom Android skins out there and bogs down system resources heavily, slowing down performance on Galaxy smartphones. The recent Samsung Galaxy Note 4, despite running on the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset, does exhibit lag sometimes. Along with the polycarbonate build and boring design, the TouchWiz UI on Galaxy smartphones has been one of the main reasons why Samsung Galaxy flagships are slowly losing their popularity. Samsung’s Galaxy S5 was not as successful as its predecessor last year and managed to sell in lower numbers than Samsung anticipated.

If the report is accurate, it looks like Samsung is making sure that all the negative aspects of the Galaxy S5 are addressed with the Galaxy S6. The metal construction, improved design, and a much leaner TouchWiz UI definitely make it sound like a fantastic smartphone and we can’t wait to see it in all its glory soon.

Source: Business Korea

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