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Samsung's back on top in the U.S. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung’s back on top in the U.S. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung has overtaken Apple to regain its lead of the U.S. smartphone market following strong sales of the Galaxy S6. The South Korean company’s latest smartphone became the third best-selling smartphone in its first full month on sale, trailing only the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S5.

Google apps are pre-installed on the Galaxy S6. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Google apps are pre-installed on the Galaxy S6. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

After years of examining the Android operating system, the European Commission has launched a formal antitrust investigation into claims that Google unfairly forces competitors into bundling its own apps on their devices.

Hugo Barra, VP at Xioami. Photo: Xiaomi

Hugo Barra, VP at Xioami. Photo: Xiaomi

Xiaomi has confirmed that it will hold a U.S. press event in San Francisco on February 12, hosted by global vice president and former Google VP Hugo Barra. But before you get too excited, the news you’re probably hoping for isn’t coming… at least not yet.

Android 5.0 running on the Galaxy S5. Video: SamMobile

Android 5.0 running on the Galaxy S5. Video: SamMobile

Samsung may have failed to deliver its Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5 before Christmas for the vast majority of users, but millions across Europe will see it before the New Year. The update is currently rolling out over-the-air in Spain following its initial debut in Poland earlier this month, while other European countries can expect to see it soon.

It's finally here. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

It’s finally here. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

LG has begun rolling out its Android 5.0 Lollipop update to unlocked G3 handsets in the U.K., less than three weeks after the update first arrived in Poland. The release weighs in at just over 522MB, making it the G3’s biggest and most significant update yet. In addition to Material Design, it brings a whole host of new features.

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