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iPhone SE to the rescue? Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Android

Apple’s new iPhone SE might be able to take sales from Android in some emerging markets, but it certainly won’t be able to stem the bleeding in many countries, where Google’s platform continues to rob iOS of its market share.

According to the latest figures, Android is up in China, Europe, and even the U.S. as the iPhone’s share falls.

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.

Samsung's Note 5 won't be easy to obtain in some markets. Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s Note 5 won’t be easy to obtain in some markets. Photo: Samsung

Unlike its other flagships, Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 5 is skipping a number of major markets at launch — including Europe. To find out if the device will be coming to your country, check the list below.

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One of the great things about Android is that you don’t have to spend a small fortune to gain access to its ecosystem.

Chinese manufacturers like Huawei and ZTE — and even the likes of Samsung, HTC, and Motorola — all offer super affordable Android-powered smartphones that even budget-conscious consumers and those in the developing world can gain access to. And some of them aren’t bad, either.

Take the new Moto G, for example: It starts at just $179 off contract, and for that you get an HD display, a quad-core processor, a 5-megapixel camera, and access to Google’s latest Android operating system.

Thanks to devices like this, smartphones are about to go mainstream in the developing world, according to a new piece in the latest edition of Wired from our own editor-in-chief Leander Kahney.


Evernote for Android has today been updated with a number of new PDF annotation features that have been taken from Skitch. The update also makes improvements to the notebook picker, and adds the ability to customize your home screen.

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