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The Note 4 will be made to wait for Android 5.1. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The Note 4 will be made to wait for Android 5.1. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Now that the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are on sale, fans of the larger Galaxy Note series are wondering when they’re going to get an Android 5.1 Lollipop update with Samsung’s new and improved TouchWiz user interface.

But according to sources familiar with Samsung’s plans, the South Korean company hasn’t even started on Android 5.1 for the Galaxy Note 4 yet.

The Galaxy S6 Edge is surprisingly robust. Photo: Samsung

The Galaxy S6 Edge is surprisingly robust. Photo: Samsung

One of the main reasons why I decided I would prefer the Galaxy S6 over the curvy Galaxy S6 Edge is that I was sure I would end up dropping the latter on its side and shattering its display.

But based on the video clip below, the device seems insanely tough and near impossible to break under everyday circumstances.

The OnePlus Two is coming this fall. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The OnePlus Two is coming this fall. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

OnePlus has already made a name for itself with its debut smartphone, and rumor has it the company is planning something special for its second-generation device that will help it better compete against giants like Samsung, HTC, and even Apple.

One of the features of the OnePlus Two, according to a new report, will be a fingerprint scanner. But not just any fingerprint scanner… a laser focus fingerprint scanner.

Photo: Cult of Android

Thinking of making a change? Photo: Cult of Android

Apple’s selling more iPhones than at any point in its history, but that doesn’t mean it’s not looking to grow its user base even more.

To achieve this, the company today launched its new smartphone trade-in program at brick-and-mortar Apple Stores — allowing owners of selected Android, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone handsets to swap their existing devices for credit that can be used toward buying an iPhone.

Sony's super-sized Xperia T2 Ultra will get Android 5.0. Photo: Sony

Sony’s super-sized Xperia T2 Ultra will get Android 5.0. Photo: Sony

Earlier this year, Sony told users that only the flagship Xperia Z series was part of its Lollipop upgrade plans, leading many to believe everything else would remain on KitKat.

But the Japanese company has today confirmed both the Xperia T2 Ultra and the Xperia C3 are also in line for an Android 5.0 upgrade.

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