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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.

Google Hiroshi Lockheimer

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…

Galaxy Tab4 7.0

This week in your world of Android: Samsung introduced the Galaxy Tab4 series, Google was rumored to overhaul its design guidelines, the Galaxy S5 mini leaked, Amazon launched the Fire TV, the new Apple vs Samsung trial started, and we got a glimpse of a new HTC flagship.

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