Samsung bringing a lighter touch of the wiz in Galaxy S6, says report


Samsung may finally be dialing back its onerous TouchWiz interface. BusinessKorea reports that the company is working on a simplified look with less software in its custom Android interface for the forthcoming Galaxy S6.

The report quotes a source who specifies what Samsung is going for: “We are aiming to get rid of unnecessary functions and simplify our UI at the level of Google’s Nexus 6.”

Given that the Nexus 6 runs stock Android Lollipop, this would be a clear shift in Samsung’s approach to its Android phones. Along with significantly changing the look of Android, TouchWiz piles on the software. In the Galaxy S5, for example, you get Samsung’s ‘S Health,’ a kids’ mode, multiple camera options, and the company’s own email and messaging apps.

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