07-12-2015 05:48 PM
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  1. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    AT&T
    AT&T has removed the Download Booster feature that simultaneously uses Wi-Fi and LTE data to deliver faster speeds; the Simple Sharing feature that lets you more easily share large files with friends; Microsoft’s OneDrive application, which came with 100GB of free cloud storage; and the Smart Manager app that Samsung designed to make managing battery use and storage on your device easier.

    Verizon
    Verizon has also removed Smart Manager and OneDrive… and every other Microsoft app that was preloaded. In other words, if you buy a Galaxy S6 from Verizon, you won’t get OneDrive, Skype, OneNote and Office Mobile preloaded onto the device. Unlike AT&T, Verizon’s Galaxy S6 does come with Download Booster and Simple Share enabled, however.

    T-Mobile
    T-Mobile is limiting your ability to remove S-Finder and Quick Connect from the phone’s drop-down menu. You also can’t disable the capacitive lights on T-Mobile’s Galaxy S6 as you can on AT&T’s version of the device. Other than this, though, it seems T-Mobile has left the device largely intact.

    Sprint
    Sprint has removed Download Booster and has disabled Wi-Fi calling as a default setting, although it’s possible to change that easily by enabling it in the settings. Like T-Mobile, Sprint has mostly left the device alone and it does give you access to the Microsoft apps Samsung promoted during its Galaxy S6 launch, including the 100GB of OneDrive data.

    Samsung Galaxy S6: Verizon, AT&T remove Microsoft apps | BGR
    04-13-2015 04:16 PM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    Interesting
    04-13-2015 04:19 PM
  3. UJ95x's Avatar
    Don't see what's the point in removing the ability to disable backlight. How do they benefit from that in any way? I like to turn them off 😩
    04-13-2015 04:22 PM
  4. EMY92's Avatar
    That's one thing that Apple does right, they don't let the carriers screw with the iPhone.

    I wish Samsung would do the same. I've read other threads about people trying to get the 100 GB free storage from MS for the One Drive after having to download it on an AT&T phone. I'll need to find that thread after buying my phone in a few weeks.
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    04-13-2015 04:28 PM
  5. UJ95x's Avatar
    That's one thing that Apple does right, they don't let the carriers screw with the iPhone.

    I wish Samsung would do the same. I've read other threads about people trying to get the 100 GB free storage from MS for the One Drive after having to download it on an AT&T phone. I'll need to find that thread after buying my phone in a few weeks.
    Yeah. If anybody other than Apple can do it, it would be Samsung. I can understand why Moto or Google can't do it since they don't sell nearly as many, but Samsung is a big enough customer for the carriers that they should be able to get their way
    04-13-2015 04:32 PM
  6. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    That's one thing that Apple does right, they don't let the carriers screw with the iPhone.

    I wish Samsung would do the same. I've read other threads about people trying to get the 100 GB free storage from MS for the One Drive after having to download it on an AT&T phone. I'll need to find that thread after buying my phone in a few weeks.
    Yeah. If anybody other than Apple can do it, it would be Samsung. I can understand why Moto or Google can't do it since they don't sell nearly as many, but Samsung is a big enough customer for the carriers that they should be able to get their way
    Shouldn't we be blaming the carriers ant not Samsung?
    I doubt Samsung told them to remove it
    04-13-2015 04:59 PM
  7. Love Divine's Avatar
    They've all also removed the "Auto Brightness Bias" setting for seemingly no reason. It's been that way with Samsung devices and US carriers for years.

    Also, this is outrageous. They're literally removing features a la carte. Do they hope nobody notices? I think people need to make a bigger fuss about this.
    04-13-2015 05:01 PM
  8. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    I wish Tmobile variant would allow you to remove S FInder / Quick Finder. Why would these be the one thing Tmobile wouldn't allow? It's weird. Ditto for capacitive lights. This isn't as big of a deal, but it's just bizarre why Tmobile would single out these two things to not allow its users to tinker with...

    : confused :
    04-13-2015 05:01 PM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    They've all also removed the "Auto Brightness Bias" setting for seemingly no reason. It's been that way with Samsung devices and US carriers for years.

    Also, this is outrageous. They're literally removing features a la carte. Do they hope nobody notices? I think people need to make a bigger fuss about this.
    What about the auto brightness did they remove?
    04-13-2015 05:07 PM
  10. Ian Cunningham's Avatar
    Hey guys move to Australia..i have S6 Edge, nothing removed we have all of your removed goodies..and 115gb of google drive
    smooth4lyfe and Marc Stone like this.
    04-13-2015 05:09 PM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    Hey guys move to Australia..i have S6 Edge, nothing removed we have all of your removed goodies..and 115gb of google drive
    Haha -- I don't think moving to another country is worth a few features (for me the captive lights) being removed ^_^.
    04-13-2015 05:10 PM
  12. Zendroid1's Avatar
    I'll say some of these things were probably an oversight on T-Mobiles part. Just because I have faith in them!
    04-13-2015 05:11 PM
  13. UJ95x's Avatar
    Shouldn't we be blaming the carriers ant not Samsung?
    I doubt Samsung told them to remove it
    Samsung should step in and tell them to NOT remove it
    04-13-2015 05:34 PM
  14. EMY92's Avatar
    Shouldn't we be blaming the carriers ant not Samsung?
    I doubt Samsung told them to remove it
    There is no doubt that the carrier's are to blame, but unlike Apple, Samsung lets the carriers get away with it. Apple is the only one that puts stuff on the iPhone. With Samsung phones, the carriers are allowed to fill it with stuff most of us don't want. I upgraded my S4 to Lollipop a few days ago and up popped another AT&T add on. Then, the carriers are deleting things that Samsung advertises as a benefit to the S6. Apple wouldn't let a carrier block Siri or Apple Pay. Why is Samsung allowing the deletion of One Drive?

    Samsung sells more phones than everyone. They should be in a position to be like Apple and refuse to allow the carriers to load the phone with bloat especially with something as popular as the S6 or the other premium phones. Let the carriers bloat the bargain phones.

    If Samsung blocked the carrier changes, it would also allow quicker upgrades when the next Android update comes out. Samsung would only have to check it to function on each phone, not each phone and how it interacts with each carrier's bloat.
    04-13-2015 05:36 PM
  15. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    T-Mobile
    T-Mobile is limiting your ability to remove S-Finder and Quick Connect from the phone’s drop-down menu. You also can’t disable the capacitive lights on T-Mobile’s Galaxy S6 as you can on AT&T’s version of the device. Other than this, though, it seems T-Mobile has left the device largely intact.
    This is annoying, those things are pretty much useless wastes of space...
    04-13-2015 06:51 PM
  16. cwise222's Avatar
    There is no doubt that the carrier's are to blame, but unlike Apple, Samsung lets the carriers get away with it. Apple is the only one that puts stuff on the iPhone. With Samsung phones, the carriers are allowed to fill it with stuff most of us don't want. I upgraded my S4 to Lollipop a few days ago and up popped another AT&T add on. Then, the carriers are deleting things that Samsung advertises as a benefit to the S6. Apple wouldn't let a carrier block Siri or Apple Pay. Why is Samsung allowing the deletion of One Drive?

    Samsung sells more phones than everyone. They should be in a position to be like Apple and refuse to allow the carriers to load the phone with bloat especially with something as popular as the S6 or the other premium phones. Let the carriers bloat the bargain phones.

    If Samsung blocked the carrier changes, it would also allow quicker upgrades when the next Android update comes out. Samsung would only have to check it to function on each phone, not each phone and how it interacts with each carrier's bloat.
    Samsung sells a ton of phones so they could very well think there isn't an issue with the carriers tinkering with their phones. Personally I would send some sort of e-mail to Samsung stating how much we don't like the level the carriers are messing with phones. AT&T has gotten particularly horrible; I'd argue they are the worst at bloat, tinkering and slow updates. Yeah, it's a massive corporation but they seem to be paying attention to consumers more then in the past. I wouldn't even bother complain to AT&T or Verizon; they care nothing if you've already got service on their network.

    Samsung is more vertically integrated now then ever; they easily make a vast majority of the components in their phones. Software should be easier to develop thanks to a nearly unified hardware architecture among the S6 models; I'd expect the Note 5 to be the same way. They aren't quite in the same position as Apple, Apple still takes a majority of the US market and owns and has totally control over every part of iOS, but Samsung can and should put their foot down. They may not get Apple like results but with Carriers now passing along with the full cost of the phones to us more then ever it's time they took their hands off of them.

    If the S6 and Note 5 sell as well as Samsung predicts they will or beats expectations then something tells me a carrier would bend a bit if they flat out said 'Do this or you won't see another Galaxy on your network again'.
    04-13-2015 07:20 PM
  17. gtg465x's Avatar
    Some possible corrections. I have the international unlocked S6 and I don't have a setting to change the button backlight or the ability to remove S Finder and Quick Settings from the notification shade. So maybe those are actually features some carriers ADD. If someone tells me where those settings are, I can double check to make sure I didn't just gloss over them.
    04-13-2015 09:27 PM
  18. Ian B's Avatar
    If someone can pull the one drive apk that will let us sign in and claim the 100gb will be greatly appreciated.

    Ian B
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    04-13-2015 09:58 PM
  19. Ian B's Avatar
    If someone can pull the one drive apk that will let us sign in and claim the 100gb will be greatly appreciated.

    Ian B
    Someone posted the apk, installed but would not work from TMobile. I have a ticket w one drive support and looking into it. Told them ATT disabled their app where we can not get our Samsung gift.
    04-15-2015 10:26 PM
  20. warpdrive's Avatar
    Some possible corrections. I have the international unlocked S6 and I don't have a setting to change the button backlight or the ability to remove S Finder and Quick Settings from the notification shade. So maybe those are actually features some carriers ADD. If someone tells me where those settings are, I can double check to make sure I didn't just gloss over them.
    For button backlight...

    Look for settings > display > touch key light duration

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-15-2015 11:24 PM
  21. Stang68's Avatar
    As far as I'm concerned, Verizon did a pretty damn good job with this device.

    We can download all the Microsoft apps from the Play Store (although the same can be said for the VZW apps), and they removed the S-Finder and Quick Connect from the dropdown menu...I would have gone nuts if those were there because the dropdown is big enough, as is.
    04-15-2015 11:55 PM
  22. t11rmh's Avatar
    In the UK the carrier's don't seem to customise Samsung phones at all. We do get the option to download carrier specific apps though.

    Posted via a kicking Note4 on Lollipop.
    04-15-2015 11:56 PM
  23. Fedginator's Avatar
    Yeah but the problem for the carriers of that one they let one android oem have unmodified software then all manufacturers will demand it. Look at the elgin marbles in the British museum

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-16-2015 11:14 AM
  24. Gav508's Avatar
    I am very glad to see that Verizon has left download booster on the S6. As for the Microsoft apps that's OK. I can always install them myself.
    04-16-2015 05:36 PM
  25. jerryrip's Avatar
    As far as I'm concerned, Verizon did a pretty damn good job with this device.

    We can download all the Microsoft apps from the Play Store (although the same can be said for the VZW apps), and they removed the S-Finder and Quick Connect from the dropdown menu...I would have gone nuts if those were there because the dropdown is big enough, as is.
    Yeah you can still add any of the apps in the dropdown menu list to the dropdown menu so I have no problem with that. I'd like to know why Verizon didn't put any link to the Galaxy apps store though. I'd like to see what they have.
    07-12-2015 01:31 AM
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