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Wave goodbye to WatchON. Photo: Samsung

Wave goodbye to WatchON. Photo: Samsung

WatchON, one of the more useful services that comes baked into Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface for Android, is being wiped out in all but two markets, the South Korean company has confirmed today. Users will be able to keep content they’ve purchased through WatchON, while the Galaxy Note 4’s new Smart Remote app is expected to replace its IR remote functionality on other Galaxy smartphones.

Photo: Samsung

Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s new design efforts aren’t just for flagship devices; the South Korean company is also releasing affordable phones with sleek metallic frames. One of them is the Galaxy A3, which has already been announced but hasn’t yet gone on sale. That hasn’t stopped the handset from making its way into the wild, though, and it bears all in the hands-on video below.

Galaxy-S4-Lollipop

Samsung’s already confirmed that the Galaxy S4 will get an Android 5.0 Lollipop update, and thanks to a leaked pre-release build, we get to see exactly what it’s going to be like ahead of its public debut. As you might expect, it’s heavily modified thanks to TouchWiz, but Samsung’s made a lot of nice visual changes that let that Material Design shine through in places.

The Note Edge is coming. Photo: Samsung

The Note Edge is coming. Photo: Samsung

Samsung made phablet fans in the U.S. wait a while for the Galaxy Note 4, and they’ve been waiting even longer for its peculiar brother, the Galaxy Note Edge. But the South Korean company has today confirmed that the Note Edge will be arriving in the U.S. this month, with AT&T first to kick off sales this week.

Android L running on the Galaxy S5. Video: SamMobile

Lollipop running on the Galaxy S5. Video: SamMobile

Samsung could be rolling out its first Android 5.0 Lollipop updates by December, say sources familiar with the company’s plans — and the flagship Galaxy S5 will be the first to get one. The release will feature a revamped TouchWiz interface that will better suit Google’s new Material Design guidelines.

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