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New images of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 prototype spotted

Expect more leaks, rumors, and rendered images to come out especially that it's less than two weeks before Samsung is going to unveil the new Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus in a special tech event in New York City. New pictures of what's believed to be a prototype unit of the Note 5 recently surfaced, giving us a closer look of the next-gen Note 5. Before these photos were sighted, a user agent profile of the device was also discovered, telling us that it will have a microSD card slot.

User agent profile shows Galaxy Note 5 will have microSD slot

When user agent profiles of upcoming new gadgets show up on carrier websites, chances are we might (key word being might) actually believe the information included here. Although we might take this with a grain of salt unless otherwise announced by the carrier itself, it still leads a lot of credence to rumors floating around the upcoming new Samsung phablet, the Galaxy Note 5. The UAP of this specific device seems to have both confirmed previous rumors and given us new info at the same time, supposedly.

T-Mobile launches Advanced Messaging, new Galaxy Grand Prime

T-Mobile's Voice over LTE introduced last year was the first service of its kind in the US. This time, the company is offering another service that will make mobile communication faster and more convenient. As part of T-Mobile's Rich Communication Services, here comes Advanced Messaging that promises to bring text messaging into the Internet world.

Specs of Galaxy S6 edge Plus revealed in leaked diagrams

It’s already tradition that the closer the launch date it is, the more leaks, rumors, and insider information will come out (and sometimes you have to wonder if it isn’t the OEM itself that starts these leaks). We’re a few weeks away from the expected announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus, and the latest news is that some release diagrams have been seen, giving (and confirming) more specs about the upcoming phablet.

More pictures of upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus leaked

Just a day after photos of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus were allegedly leaked on a German website, we have even more photos of the phablet coming out. This time it’s from a French blog which says that they were one of the first to leak that the new smartphone will come out soon and that it’s a plus sized version of the current Galaxy S6 edge. The new photos didn’t really add much to the earlier leaked ones.

Tech companies side with Samsung over patent dispute with Apple

When it comes to the patent war between Apple and Samsung, it looks like several of the big names from Silicon Valley are siding with the latter. A group of these digital giants have sent a petition to the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals that the ruling they handed down, telling Samsung to pay Apple for some of the patent infringement suits they lost, will be a precedent to stifling innovation as well as eliminating choices for consumers.

Samsung Galaxy A8 to be released this week in South Korea

Just days after the announcement of the SRP when it will be released in China later this month, the Samsung Galaxy A8 is revealed to also be coming to South Korea within this week. The Korean website announced that the OEM’s thinnest smartphone yet will come out in the local market by July 24, and users will be able to choose from white and gold colors and a 16GB or 32GB variants.

Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge get security thumbs-up from UK group

The Communications and Electronics Security Group (CESG) is part of the information security arm of the UK Government that make sure consumer products are up to par when it comes to data security, and Samsung’s flagships – the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge, with their KNOX data encryption program – just got certification from CESG as certified secure products.

Offgrid Battery Case gives extra storage for your Galaxy S6, S6 edge

There are a lot of battery cases now available in the market, all with the goal of extending the battery life of your smartphones. As long as OEMs cannot solve the dilemma of devices not lasting long because of all the features and apps, products like these will be a necessity. But there are very few that can give you not just extended battery life, but extended storage as well. The Offgrid Battery Case from Incipio is one of those and it has been created specifically for your brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.

Android Community Weekly Digest: July 19, 2015

It's not even September yet and our week was already filled with smartphone goodies, both of the real kind and the theoretical ones as well. From ZTE's surprise high-end Axon, to HTC's fleet of Desire budget smartphones, to Samsung's almost high-end Galaxy A8 in China, we have lots of new smartphones to fill our minds. And let us not forget the whispers of smartphones yet to come. This is your latest edition of Android Community's Weekly Digest, covering the period from July 13 to 19, 2015.