TouchWiz has long been an issue with Samsung phones. Although it looks elegant and has some decent features, the UI in a whole was a drag on performance. Samsung has slowly been trying to improve their in-house UI TouchWiz for the past couple of phones. Most notably, the Galaxy Note 4 was one of the most well-performing TouchWiz phones to-date, but it still wasn’t good enough.
It was earlier reported that Samsung was trying very hard to bring “Nexus-like” speeds to TouchWiz on the Galaxy S6 and that may start with one small thing.
According to SamMobile’s exclusive, almost every add-on feature that would normally ship with a Galaxy device, will now be optional. The Samsung apps that aren’t pre-installed will be available on either the Samsung app store or the Google Play Store. With that, SamMobile expects Samsung apps such as S-Voice, Story Album, and S Translator will all get the boot. They will still be available by a users choice, but it won’t be installed on the partition of the device.
This is great news for the Galaxy S6, even more so than its beast of a processor, the Exynos 7420. The phone is only as good as the software it comes with, so it’s really good to see Samsung taking the initiative on the upcoming Galaxy S6. TouchWiz Slim will be a great addition.