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Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

Samsung isn’t the only smartphone maker experiencing a decline in sales thanks to Apple’s latest iPhones. New data shows that the popularity of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus caused Android sales to decline for the first time ever during the fourth quarter of 2014.

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.

Sony's smartphone division continues to shrink. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Sony’s smartphone division continues to shrink. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

While recent reports have suggested Sony is preparing to ditch its ailing smartphone division, it seems it won’t give it up without a fight. In a last ditch effort to turn it around, the Japanese company is set to shed another 1,000 workers by March 2016.

The Galaxy Note 4 is off to a great start. Photo: Samsung

The Galaxy Note 4 is off to a great start. Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 4 has been on sale for just under a month now, and the South Korean company has already sold more than 4.5 million units, according to industry sources. That’s a pretty impressive figure for most smartphone makers, but its predecessor was doing ever so slightly better this time last year.

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Amazon is quickly learning that 3D gimmicks and a lack of third-party app support aren’t attributes consumers tend to look for in a smartphone, with one report suggesting that the retail giant has sold fewer than 35,000 Fire Phones since the device made its debut back in July.

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