Some Galaxy S6 owners have reported that their devices don’t have some of the apps that were supposed to. Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile are believed to have removed the apps before delivering them to the consumers, even though there is no idea why.
Since the apps are available to download from the Google Play Store, there is no significant impact, but even so, the consumers want to know the reason. For this the owners started sharing information via Reddit, and therefore identify which apps are being removed by which carrier:
- AT&T – Download Booster, Simple Sharing, Microsoft OneDrive, and Smart Manager
- Verizon – Smart Manager, OneDrive, Microsoft apps (Skype, OneNote and Office Mobile)
- T-Mobile – the company seems to have not deleted the Galaxy S6 but owners can’t delete Quick Connect and S-Finder from the drop-down menu. Disabling capacitive lights on the Galaxy S6 is also not possible.
The official statement from Verizon says only that the apps can be downloaded from Google Play Store, while AT&T remained in silence.
There is, in fact, the possibility to use the Play store but, since some apps like Smart Manager aren´t available there, it would be much easier if they would come pre-installed.