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Samsung reportedly addressing its Achilles heel in the Galaxy S6 with help from Microsoft

By Shawn Knight
Feb 13, 2015
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  1. Samsung is reportedly veering off the beaten path its next flagship smartphone. Specifically, the South Korean tech giant is addressing what's often described as its Achilles heel: software.

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  2. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 865   +434

    "and heavily reducing the amount of bloatware that comes pre-installed. Many of Samsung’s homegrown apps will now be optional downloads."

    one word: \o/
     
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  3. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Maniac Posts: 481   +159

    If they do a notable positive change on that department as advertised, I may be considering it again. Good to see they're learning from feedback and failure to offer something a lot better to the customer.
     
  4. ChuckyDhaBeast

    ChuckyDhaBeast TS Enthusiast Posts: 35   +13

    ''what’s often described as its Achilles heel: software.''

    Then they should have stopped ¢£¤¬£¢¬ around with the OS and all the boat. Problem solved.
     
  5. kaonis92

    kaonis92 TS Enthusiast Posts: 118

    What about the S5 though? We deserve that update, the Lollipop update has made it significantly less responsive...
     
  6. I have no issues with my S5 from Sprint. Got my phone in Dec. '14. Updated to Lollipop 5.0 yesterday. I see no difference in performance. It's not better or worse for me. It was the same, which for me was great as I had no issues with KitKat 4.4.4.
    Not sure why people have so many issues. I have heard if you have older apps, that is more than likely causing the issues. If a app doesn't get a update then it can cause issues with Lollipop. Sprint may have fixed some issues before releasing it to the S5 also. I don't use a lot of apps to begin with outside of what's preinstalled so that may be why I have so little issues. I'm not a big app person, just need a phone to call and text. Camera is nice to have also.
     
  7. drjekelmrhyde

    drjekelmrhyde TS Booster Posts: 200   +44

    They are going for enterprise. Hopefully the Microsoft apps don't run as always on in the background.
     
  8. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 699   +58

    "Sources told the publication that Sammy will install several Microsoft-branded apps on the Galaxy S6 including, but not limited to, OneNote, OneDrive, Office Mobile (with a free 365 subscription) and Skype."

    =(
     
  9. Badelhas

    Badelhas TS Enthusiast Posts: 62   +11

    I highly doubt that they can remove the lag on TouchWiz
     
  10. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 851   +339

    I don't have a Samsung phone anymore but I used many of them and I never found TouchWiz laggy at all.
     
  11. I haven't found that the Lollipop upgrade has slowed down the S5 at all. In fact, I'd say it is slightly (very slightly, but still there) better.
     

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