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iPhone SE with Galaxy S7

iPhone SE couldn’t stop a Samsung takeover. Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Android

Glowing reviews for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge have been translated into stellar sales for Samsung.

The South Korean company’s latest handsets have been so successful this year that they’ve helped it overtake Apple to become number one smartphone maker in the U.S.

Samsung's working to make TouchWiz even better. Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Android

Samsung’s working to make TouchWiz even better. Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Android

Samsung hopes to improve battery life on its latest devices with a more efficient TouchWiz launcher.

The South Korean company has already begun testing a version that uses the Vulkan API coming in Android N to improve performance and reduce battery drain.

Gear VR Minecraft

Minecraft has arrived on Gear VR! Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Minecraft, a game that only gets greater in virtual reality, is now available on the Samsung Gear VR.

It boasts everything you’ll find in Minecraft: Pocket Edition for Android, including creative and survival modes, and it’s a must-have for any Gear VR owner.

The shutdown of Revolv has some home-automation fans questioning the Internet of Things.

The looming shutdown of Revolv has some home-automation fans questioning the Internet of Things. Photo: Andrew Stawarz/Flickr CC

Revolv smart hubs will no longer be supported as of May 15. Even though subscribers have known this was coming since February, there wasn’t a lot of attention until an author’s highly critical piece was published on Medium.

That story has spurred conversations questioning investment in the Internet of Things, or IoT, and prompted Nest to consider compensating users who were early investors in the Revolv hub.

Facer finally arrives on the Gear S2. Photo: Little Labs

Facer finally arrives on the Gear S2. Photo: Little Labs

Facer, the wonderful watch face platform from Little Labs that has become incredibly popular on Android Wear, is now available for the Samsung Gear S2.

It arrives with 22 faces that are compatible with the Gear S2’s Tizen OS, many of which are officially licensed by franchises like Ghostbusters, Garfield, American Dad, and Star Trek.

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