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Samsung's newest Notes will skip Android 5.0. Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s newest Notes will skip Android 5.0. Photo: Samsung

After upgrading its flagship Galaxy S5 to Lollipop, Samsung is hard at work on bringing Google’s latest software update to the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge. Android 5.0.1 builds for both devices have already leaked out into the wild, suggesting a public rollout could be right around the corner.

Samsung's Apple Pay clone may not rely on NFC. Photo: Apple

Samsung’s Apple Pay clone may not rely on NFC. Photo: Apple

Samsung is preparing to launch its own Apple Pay competitor in 2015, according to sources familiar with the company’s plans — and it could be teaming up with LoopPay to make it even more successful. Just like Apple’s offering, Samsung’s will allow the owners of its smartphone to pay for goods simply by waving their devices at a machine, but it may not rely on NFC.

iPhone 6 is on every googler's mind. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

iPhone 6 is on every googler’s mind. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

Google’s ‘Year in Search’ report was released this morning providing an insight into what’s on the mind of world’s internet users, and when it comes to technology, the iPhone 6 was the most popular tech search of 2014.

The Apple Watch also appeared on the top 10 list, taking the number 8 spot followed by the iPad Air as number 10 in the Consumer Electronic category. The Nexus 6 managed to pull in to third place, while Samsung had two devices in the top 5.

Here’s the full top 10:

Samsung at MWC. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung at MWC. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung could be planning to bring forward the unveiling of its much-improved Galaxy S6 by making a surprise appearance at CES 2015 in January. Sources familiar with the company’s plans in South Korea say a second device — a Galaxy S6 Edge — will also be shown off alongside it.

Samsung's next Galaxy could be much sleeker than this. Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s next Galaxy could be much sleeker than this. Photo: Samsung

With a possible Galaxy S6 unveiling less than two months away, you can expect to start seeing a few leaks — and this one could well be one of the most revealing. It allegedly shows a prototype Galaxy S6 with super slim bezels down the side of its display, and a much-improved earpiece and front-facing camera layout.

Before you get too excited, however, we’re not completely convinced.

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