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Photo: Samsung

Photo: Samsung

One of the advantages to buying a Samsung smartphone has long been the free “Galaxy Gifts” you get with it, which have included Dropbox storage, a six-month Deezer subscription, and many paid titles or add-on content.

With the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, buyers will get a total of 22 premium apps absolutely free, including VSCO Cam, Fleksy, Parallels Access, and Shazam.

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If you need a smartphone camera that can capture a steady image even when you’re not, you’ll want to choose Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 over the iPhone 6. At least, that’s what the South Korean company hopes to prove with the strange, shaking display table it brought to MWC.

2014 was the year Apple took the lead against Samsung. Photo: HBO/Cult of Android

2014 was the year Apple took the lead against Samsung. Photo: HBO/Cult of Android

Of the smartphone stories which played out in 2014, two of the biggest were the triumph of Apple’s iPhone 6, which sold a massive 10 million+ units in its opening weekend alone, and the faltering of Samsung, which fell from the dominant position it had enjoyed since 2011.

Today, a new report from Gartner (paywall) breaks down both the 1.2 billion smartphone sales that took place worldwide last year, and also the sales from Q4 2014 — revealing how Apple leaped ahead in the smartphone category, while the South Korean tech giant Samsung started to lose its footing.

Make no mistake about it: this was the year everything changed.

Unpacked... again. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Unpacked… again. Screenshot: Cult of Android

If you missed Samsung’s Unpacked event on Sunday and you don’t have time to fit the whole thing into your schedule, you can see all you need to see in just 60 seconds.

Google Wallet is sticking around. Photo: Google

Google Wallet is sticking around. Photo: Google

Google’s ready to take on Apple Pay with a new mobile payments platform called Android Pay. It will work over NFC, and it will come with an API that will allow third-party developers to integrate the service into their own Android apps.

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