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Top 6 Android stories this week: Android Silver, LG G3, and Apple’s token victory

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This week in your world of Android: the LG G3 leaked, the Galaxy S5 Prime’s release was pegged for June, Android Silver news broke, Google released new productivity apps, the first image of Amazon’s smartphone leaked, and the verdict in the Apple vs Samsung trial was announced.

These are the essential stories, the summary of an entire week in just a few words. It’s Android Weekly.

Why is Samsung slightly losing global market share?

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On Tuesday, Samsung said its profit margin on smartphones was unchanged from 2013 at 19.8%. Apple also saw its market share slip to 15.3% from 17.5% a year earlier in the same period. Strategy Analytics said Samsung shipped 89 million units in the first quarter, compared to Apple’s 43.7 million units.

Apple patents were actually Google inventions, says Samsung

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Apple and Samsung are again in locked horns in a bitter patent dispute that has, so far, spanned two years. After Apple’s 2012 win against Samsung involving a $930 million settlement, the two companies are at it again. This time, Apple is accusing Samsung of having infringed on five software patents involving quick-linking, slide-to-unlock, universal search, automatic word correction and background sync. Meanwhile, Samsung is also accusing Apple of infringing on two patents that involve camera and folder organization and video transmission functionality. These involve a newer set of devices, including the flagship Galaxy S2 and S3, as well as the…