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Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Tab S2 will measure just 5.4mm thick, trusted sources claim, making it 0.7mm thinner than Apple’s iPad Air 2. The device is also expected to come in 8- and 9.7-inch versions, and it will ship with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop right out of the box.

Samsung's existing Galaxy Tab S. Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s existing Galaxy Tab S. Photo: Samsung

While Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge may be dominating the headlines right now, they won’t be the only exciting devices the South Korean company releases this year.

New Galaxy Tab S slates are also on the horizon, and according to inside sources familiar with Samsung’s plans, they’re going to be made of metal and even thinner than Apple’s super-slim iPad Air 2.

Nokia's iPad mini clone is a success. Photo: Nokia

Nokia’s iPad mini clone is a success. Photo: Nokia

Some manufacturers have seen great success in taking inspiration from (copying) popular Apple products, and now Nokia is getting in on the action. Its attractive, Android-powered iPad clone, called the N1, sold 20,000 units in just four minutes when it went on sale in China this week.

The Nokia N1 looks just like an iPad mini. Photo: Nokia

The Nokia N1 looks just like an iPad mini. Photo: Nokia

Nokia’s decision to sell its smartphone business to Microsoft and leave Windows Phone behind was an excellent choice, it seems. The Finnish firm today announced its first piece of hardware following the sale, and it’s a stunning iPad mini clone called the N1 that’s powered by Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Xiaomi-Mi41

When Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announced the Mi 4 on Tuesday, we — and pretty much every other site that covered the news — were quick to point out that it bears a slight resemblance to the iPhone. This isn’t the first time Xiaomi has been influenced by Apple, either. In fact, the company is often referred to as the “Chinese Apple.”

And yet, despite all that, Xiaomi global vice president Hugo Barra, who used to be in charge of Google’s Android division, has dismissed any likeness to the Cupertino company, and says he’s “sick and tired” of the Xiaomi being labeled an Apple copycat.

Based on the evidence, I have to say I disagree.

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