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Note fans in the U.K. won't miss out in 2016. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

Note fans in the U.K. won’t miss out in 2016. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

Samsung’s decision not to launch the Galaxy Note 5 in the U.K. last year, making the Galaxy S7 edge+ its only flagship phablet, may not have worked out quite as well as it hoped.

The South Korean company is reportedly reversing that decision for 2016, with a plan to deliver the Galaxy Note 6 but not the Galaxy S7 edge+ to Great Britain.

The 16GB OnePlus 2 is no longer available in some markets. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The 16GB OnePlus 2 is no longer available in some markets. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

OnePlus has decided to drop its entry-level OnePlus 2 in the U.S. and Europe, leaving only the 64GB model priced at $389. Customers in these markets just weren’t interested in the 16GB model, the Chinese startup says, so it is saving it for countries that are.

Is Samsung back? Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Is Samsung back? Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung saw its market share grow last quarter for the first time in 2015, as Android continues to dominate the market worldwide. Google’s platform also saw growth throughout Europe’s “big five” markets, while Apple’s fell for the first time in over a year.

Don't get your hopes up. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

Don’t get your hopes up. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

Samsung still hasn’t reversed its decision not to sell the Galaxy Note 5 in Europe, but new reports claim that will finally change in January, five months after the flagship phablet made its debut in the U.S.

It’s probably best you don’t get your hopes up just yet, however.

Consumers aren't bored of the iPhone 6 yet. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Consumers aren’t bored of the iPhone 6 yet. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Apple’s iPhones might be on the verge of a big refresh this month, but that doesn’t make them any less appealing to those looking to take a break from Android.

In Europe, 27 percent of smartphone shoppers swapped their Android for an iPhone last quarter, while 9 percent of consumers made the same switch in the U.S.

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