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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge’s bending problem is worse than iPhone’s

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Will it bend? Photo: SquareTrade

Following the “Bendgate” rumors which dogged the iPhone 6 Plus last year, it was inevitable that Samsung’s next flagship phone was going to come under scrutiny the moment it landed in the hands of customers.

Samsung all but invited the comparison; putting out ads which boldly claimed its handsets could survive even the biggest butts. Well, the long-awaited Galaxy S6 Edge is finally out, and there’s good news and bad news for fans.

The good news? The phone’s as easy (or as difficult) to bend as the iPhone 6 Plus. The bad news? Its glass display is far more likely to crack under pressure.

Check out the video comparison below.

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Samsung booted 15% of its management team after poor mobile sales

When it comes to the Game of Phones, 2014 was not kind to Apple. Photo: HBO/Cult of Android

When it comes to the Game of Phones, 2014 was not kind to Samsung. Photo: HBO/Cult of Android

15 percent of Samsung’s management left the company late last year following its dismal smartphone sales, according to a new report from Korea-based news outlet Yonhap News.

The tech giant had 1,219 management staff on its books as of 2014’s Q3 — only for this number to fall by 177 people by the end of the year. 44 of the 177 people who resigned or were fired were from Samsung’s IT & Mobile Communications department.

Ouch!

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Karma strikes as Samsung’s Galaxy S6 gets cloned

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Samsung is learning a lesson Apple has known for years. People copy. Photo: Gizchina

Call it karma if you want, but after years of copying Apple’s iPhone designs, Samsung’s much-praised Galaxy S6 smartphone has apparently already received its first knockoff.

Made by a company called No.1, the phone looks extremely similar to Samsung’s new device, only minus the Samsung logo, featuring the Note 4’s user interface instead of the S6’s, and sporting a wonky home button which looks like it’s a firm shake away from falling out.

Check out more of the incriminating photos below.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Blade Edge is a smartphone that doubles as a meat cleaver

Its built-in human blood sensor prevents Blade Edge from being used to hack up people. Photo: Samsung

Its built-in human blood sensor prevents Blade Edge from being used to hack up people. Photo: Samsung

You know when you’re away from the kitchen and you really need to chop up some meat, but all you have with you is your phone? We’ve all been there, which is why Samsung is launching Galaxy Blade Edge, a brand new smartphone that doubles as a meat cleaver.

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Google puts Pac-Man inside your Maps

Pac-Maps. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Pac-Maps. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Google has kicked off the April Fools’ Day festivities early this year by putting Pac-Mac inside of Google Maps. The game turns real-life roads into a virtual maze, and the more roads there are, the trickier it gets.

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On your marks: iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 face off in speed test

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Gentlemen, start your engines. Photo: Android GameE

Speed isn’t the only reason to buy a smartphone, but it’s certainly interesting to see how Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 stacks up against Apple’s bestselling iPhone 6.

Thanks to YouTube user Android GameE, we have our first speed test of what, undoubtedly, will be many. Given the fact that Apple’s latest iPhone has been the most successful in the company’s history, while Samsung is banking on its S6 to turn around its ailing mobile division, it certainly makes for interesting viewing.

Who wins? Check out the video below.

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Apple will now adopt your Android when you swap it for an iPhone

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Thinking of making a change? Photo: Cult of Android

Apple’s selling more iPhones than at any point in its history, but that doesn’t mean it’s not looking to grow its user base even more.

To achieve this, the company today launched its new smartphone trade-in program at brick-and-mortar Apple Stores — allowing owners of selected Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone handsets to swap their existing devices for credit that can be used toward buying an iPhone.

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iFührer: Hitler is an Apple fan in Chinese smartphone ad

No. Just no. Photo:

No. Just no. Photo: Jia Yuenting

Whether it’s arguing over market share vs. profit margins, or Google Now vs. Siri, the war between Android and iOS users can sometimes can a bit heated.

But up until today, no matter how anti-Apple the crowd, I’ve never heard anyone stoop to compare Tim Cook’s company to Adolf Hitler, the mass-murdering Nazi Party leader.

That’s all changed now, however, as a new ad from Chinese Internet video site service, Jia Yueting, is drawing on the massively offensive parallel to promote its new Android smartphone.

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YouTube now supports 4K video at a super smooth 60fps

YouTube videos get even sharper, and even smoother. Screenshot: Cult of Android

YouTube videos get even sharper, and even smoother. Screenshot: Cult of Android

YouTube has been supporting super-sharp 4K video for over a year now, as well as video playback at 60 frames-per-second. But for the first time, the world’s biggest video sharing platform will now allow viewers to combine the two.

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WhatsApp might make chat backup painless with Google Drive

Never lose your WhatsApp chats again.

Never lose your WhatsApp chats again.

Transferring your WhatsApp data to a new device can be a pain — particularly if you’re switching from Android to another platform, or vice-versa. But WhatsApp looks set to make it a whole lot easier by giving users the ability to backup their messages to Google Drive.

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