We’ve had a little bit of everything in the world of Android this week. Samsung surprised naysayers with a speedy Lollipop update kickoff for the Galaxy S5. Google pushed out a minor update to Nexus devices, bringing the software revision to Android 5.0.1. The two-face YotaPhone 2 finally made its actual debut, and we brought you our impressions of it. Some tantalizing rumors about Samsung’s and HTC’s upcoming flagships surfaced. And Google pushed out interesting updates to Messenger, News, and YouTube.
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According to sources close to Samsung, the company has dismissed dozens of executives from its mobile division, although top executives retain their posts.
Today, Woot is offering big savings on several factory reconditioned Samsung tablets, from the compact Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 to the monumental Note Pro 12.2.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is reportedly starting to see Android 5.0 Lollipop rollout, at least for those in Poland.
According to France’s second largest carrier, the Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5 could arrive in December, while the Note 4 may follow in January.
Research conducted by Strategy& places Samsung as the second largest R&D spender in the world, and the largest in the consumer electronics industry.
An early preview build of Android Lollipop running on the Galaxy Note 4 shows off a Material Design-esque Touchwiz, stock apps, and new camera features.
Sources from Korea suggest that Samsung could launch its own in-house mobile GPU design by the middle of 2015, perhaps in time for the next Galaxy Note.