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TouchWiz bloat is sticking around. Photo: Samsung

TouchWiz bloat is sticking around. Photo: Samsung

Samsung made many big changes for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge — not only to deliver brand new designs made from premium materials, but also to give adopters a better user experience. But has Samsung really scaled back its bloatware in TouchWiz?

According to the reports it has, but in reality, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge come with just as much bloatware as the Samsung devices that came before them. In fact, they have more pre-installed apps than the Galaxy Note 4.

The HTC One M8 for Windows. Photo: HTC

The HTC One M8 for Windows. Photo: HTC

Swapping Android for Windows 10 when it becomes available later this year may not require you to buy a brand new smartphone. Microsoft is working on ROMs that will allow users to swap Google’s operating system for its own on selected devices.

Google takes on the Apple Store. Photo: Google

Google takes on the Apple Store. Photo: Google

The world’s first Google-branded store has today opened its doors in London.

Officially dubbed The Google Shop, it’s an Android lover’s alternative to the Apple Store, offering Android-powered phones and tablets, Chromecasts, and Chrome OS notebooks and desktops — as well as a variety of courses and events.

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

Samsung is set to overhaul its TouchWiz user interface for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to provide a more streamlined experience that’ll be snappier than ever before — but exactly how far will it go?

Will the South Korean company really do away with all of its own apps and make them optional? Apparently so. Sources say just three Samsung apps will come pre-installed on its next-generation Galaxy S devices.

Google's next Chromebook could be something special. Photo: Acer

Google’s next Chromebook could be something special. Photo: Acer

Google’s Chromebook lineup could get a whole lot more exciting this year as the company prepares to take on the Microsoft Surface and similar devices.

Sources claim the search giant is developing a new 2-in-1 notebook that runs both Android and Chrome OS that will be completed by the end of this quarter.

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