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Samsung Galaxy S6 will not run on bloatware infested Android Lollipop

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 is expected to make its first official appearance this March at the MWC 2015 and I, for one, am just dying to see how it will look like. What I’m not looking forward to however, is the Korean tech giant’s infamously bad TouchWiz user interface which is certain to adorn the upcoming flagship. Samsung have earned quite a reputation for equipping their devices with software that’s absolutely jam-packed with all sorts of features. While some of these features can come in handy at times, a lot of them are not really all that useful and make the software feel very bloated. Since the Samsung Galaxy S6 is just around the corner, potential customers are already looking up ways of getting rid of the bloatware which is expected to infest its Android Lollipop operating system.

Interestingly, this course of action may end up not being necessary after all as Samsung is rumored to remove most of the bloatware from TouchWiz by the time the Samsung Galaxy S6 hits the shelves. Sammobile is reporting that the company is currently working on removing a lot of the features and making them available as free downloads. In other words, customers will be given options in regards to the software. Do you want the extra features offered by Samsung or do you prefer your Android Lollipop to be a little more streamlined? That will be up to you alone to decide it seems. Needless to say, having options is always nice, especially when it comes to flagship smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S6.

I’m sure many people would also like the option of not having TouchWiz at all, but Samsung is not likely to start offering stock Android Lollipop any time soon. That said, it looks like the company is at least trying to fulfill some of our wishes by removing all the bloatware and I think most of us would agree with this wise decision. Hopefully, Android Lollipop will end up running faster and with fewer problems on the Samsung Galaxy S6 than it does on the S5.

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If Not Already Clear, Elder Scrolls 6 Will Skip PlayStation

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Despite Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda, The Elder Scrolls 6 was not confirmed as an Xbox exclusive a few months ago. This happened because Xbox executive Phil Spencer indicated that target platforms hadn’t been selected yet, but it always felt like he was talking about the game being years away rather than the RPG being on PlayStation.

If you’re still holding out, Microsoft plans to release The Elder Scrolls 6 just on Xbox and PC. Documents from the company’s FTC lawsuit were recently released. In the document, Bethesda’s announced titles (both as a publisher and developer) are listed, and The Elder Scrolls 6 is listed for Xbox, PC, and nothing else.

We expected this, but The Elder Scrolls 6 was announced before Microsoft acquired its developer. The Elder Scrolls is a beloved franchise that’s been on various platforms for generations, so this isn’t Starfield.

However, the game isn’t due until 2026 at the earliest, according to the paper, and who knows what the gaming landscape will be like then.

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Xbox Nearly Flashed Warner Bros Cash, Sees Nintendo as Holy Grail

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Xbox CEO Phil Spencer’s mid-2020 dystopian email suggests the business was interested in buying Warner Bros Interactive and Bethesda. Even more alarming, the CEO calls buying Nintendo a “career moment” and “good for both companies” — and there are even rumors that Microsoft was interested in Valve.

While Spencer warns that acquiring Nintendo would be “hostile action” but “playing the long game”, the unprecedented corporate convergence is shockingly casual. He added: “Nintendo is taking a long time to realize their future is off their hardware. A long time… He even ended the chat with a smiling emoji to make it look more evil.

Spencer claims that Warner Bros Interactive was “gettable” when Microsoft was rumored to acquire it. He adds that “we wouldn’t own any of the IP which hurts long-term flexibility”. Because most Warner Bros Interactive developers work on franchises like Batman, Harry Potter, and others, the studios are worth little without the brands.

The email is over three years old, but it reveals Microsoft’s blasé approach to acquisitions and its goals. While its eventual acquisition of Activision Blizzard may have changed its plans, this leaked exchange suggests that Microsoft will not stop until it has absorbed as much of the industry as possible, even targeting Nintendo.

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Stig Asmussen Leaving Respawn for Galaxies Unknown

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Jedi: Fallen Order and Jedi: Survivor director Stig Asmussen is leaving Respawn Entertainment for unknown reasons. Asmussen had planned a trilogy for Cal Kestis, but it appears another author will need to write it.

Bloomberg reports that an EA spokesperson said: “Stig Asmussen has left Respawn to pursue other adventures, and we wish him the best. Veteran Respawn leaders will lead Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.”

This move is surprising, but Asmussen leaves on a high note. Jedi: Survivor is a great game despite its performance issues, which is rare for a Star Wars game. We’ll see where Asmussen goes, but we’re excited.

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