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This is what you've been waiting for. Photos: XDA Developers

This is what you’ve been waiting for. Photo: XDA Developers

We almost made it to Mobile World Congress without any really big Samsung leaks, but that’s all changed, thanks to these photos of the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge side by side.

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.

The Galaxy S6 Edge, teased by T-Mobile.

The Galaxy S6 Edge, teased by T-Mobile.

For the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung is ditching all of its tacky plastic in favor of an all-new design made entirely from premium materials — and already its efforts are paying off.

According to carrier partners that have been given a sneak peek at the next-generation devices ahead of their official debuts on March 1, the Galaxy S6 beats the iPhone 6 in terms of design.

Paranoid Android 5 on the Galaxy S III. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Paranoid Android 5 on the Galaxy S III. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

It seems unlikely that the Galaxy S III will get an official Lollipop update from Samsung, and even if it does, you’re going to be waiting a long time for it. But if you don’t mind flashing custom ROMs, then Android 5.0 is already available for the 3-year-old device.

It's better than the real thing.

It’s better than the real thing.

Samsung’s handy Toolbox feature, which made its debut inside Android 4.4 KitKat on the Galaxy S5, hasn’t really been reproduced inside other Android skins — not even Samsung’s latest devices have adopted it. But now you can get a third-party clone on almost any Android device.

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