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The Galaxy S6 is about to get cheaper. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The Galaxy S6 is about to get cheaper. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung has announced it will “adjust” its pricing for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge in an effort to boost sales after confirming another disappointing quarter.

The South Korean company’s new profit fell 8 percent to 5.75 trillion won ($4.93 billion) year-on-year during Q2 2015, while sales fell 7 percent to 48.5 trillion won ($41.7 billion).

The App Store continues to rule in revenue.

App Store continues to rule in revenue.

Android’s massive lead in market share is translating into a staggering number of app downloads, with Google Play serving 85 percent more apps than the App Store during the second quarter of 2015. But despite that, iOS is holding onto a significant lead where it matters most — in revenue.

Is the Nexus 6 just too big for the average user?Photo: Google

Is the Nexus 6 just too big for the average user? Photo: Google

During its quarterly earnings call this week, Google confirmed that it has seen a “decline in Nexus” sales in recent months. The fall is being attributed by some to the Nexus 6, which couples a super-sized display with a high price tag.

Devices like the Moto G have helped Motorola reach new highs. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Devices like the Moto G have helped Motorola reach new highs. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Motorola’s latest handsets continue to be an incredible success worldwide, helping the company sell more than 10 million handsets during the third quarter of 2014.

It’s a record for the Moto maker, which saw its revenue reach new highs during Q3. Lenovo, which acquired Motorola from Google last year, said it was able to beat investor expectations for smartphone sales, which were already more than doubled for this quarter.

Xiaomi

Hugo Barra, ex-member of the Android team at Google and now working for Xiaomi, has just announced that its new employer managed to ship about 26.1 millions phones globally in the first half of 2014. This is 3.7x times higher or an increase of 271% than what it shipped in the same period last year. 

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