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OpenSignal shows cool visualizations of Android data they’ve gathered

Unlike other digital ecosystems that have more solid figures when it comes to devices, OS, screen sizes, etc, the whole Android world is a bit fragmented. That is especially true over the past year as more and more brands are getting into the game and app developers are being challenged to come up with programs that will work well across all devices and operating systems. OpenSignal has released some cool visualizations of what this looks like so that developers can be guided accordingly.

Samsung to implement new security update process with partners

In light of the Android Stagefright security vulnerability that has frightened users everywhere, as well as Google’s slow response in issuing a security patch to resolve the issue, Samsung has decided that a new security update process needs to be in place. Working with carriers and partners rather than pushing the update directly to consumers has both its advantages and disadvantages, but when it comes to mobile security, there should only be a short waiting period.

Photos, AnTuTu score of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 leaked

We’re just a few days away from the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 in New York and that means that more leaks and rumors are flying around. This time around, we have some supposed photos of the upcoming new phablet, as well as the performance score from AnTuTu, a popular mobile benchmarking site. And while none of these can be confirmed as yet, they all seem to be pointing to the same specs so we can assume that these are more or less what we can expect from the new product to be announced next week.

Samsung quietly releases Galaxy S4 Mini Plus, now available

It’s been Samsung’s way to present to the market a smaller, more compact, and budget-friendly version of their flagships when they come out. It’s a testament to the popularity of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini – the smaller version of the 2-year-old former flagship device – that it has apparently gotten a refresh this year, albeit quietly. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Plus is in most respects the same compact phone, with a better engine.

Xiaomi regains top smartphone position in China; Huawei a close 2nd 

The Chinese smartphone market is truly a different animal from almost the rest of the world as their local OEMs dominate both sales and shipments. According to figures by Canalys, Xiaomi has regained the top ranking, taking over from Apple which was first the previous quarter. In fact, one of three phones shipped in China were either from Huwaei or from Xiaomi, which is now in second place. Apple falls to 3rd, while Samsung and Vivo round up the top five.

Access your smartphone’s voice command system with Satechi button

We cannot avoid but use our smartphones when driving, no matter how many PSAs we see warning us about the dangers of doing so. That’s why various brands are coming up with wearables and gadgets that can help reduce the chance of accidents, but at the same time, letting you have easy access to your device even when you’re doing driving or riding a bike. The Satechi Bluetooth Home Button connects to your smartphone’s voice command system with just the press of a button.

Redditor got early hands on Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

I just love it when other geeks come to Reddit to show off what they have and share what they know. We've learned a number of new things about a certain topic or issue and we're happy that the site has become a nice place for discussion. Redditor joelrtaveras just shared that he was able to get a hold of the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus--two of the highly anticipated mobile devices from Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge getting a price cut

Those who have been wanting to purchase either a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge from Samsung will be happy to know that the South Korean giant's latest flagship smartphones are now on sale. Well, not all retailer and mobile carriers may be listing the new prices yet but at least we know that Samsung has confirmed the price drop according to Android World.