The rumor mill has been trying to pin down Samsung’s software plans for the Galaxy S6 in the weeks leading up to the device’s debut, saying that Samsung might lighten up TouchWiz and make most of its apps optional. Today another report has expanded upon those claims.
According to SamMobile’s “insiders,” Samsung is planning to remove just about all of its own preloaded apps from the new TouchWiz. Instead, Samsung will reportedly include several Microsoft apps, like OneNote, OneDrive, Office Mobile with a free Office 365 subscription, and Skype.
Samsung is also reportedly adopting many Material Design animations and effects that are found in Android 5.0 Lollipop. Other rumored UI changes include a refreshed Samsung keyboard, additional theme options, more colorful Samsung apps, different icon grid layouts for the app drawer (4x4, 4x5, and 5x5), and the removal of endless cycling in the app drawer.