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Samsung Galaxy S6 pre-installed apps to be removable?

Samsung Galaxy S6 pre-installed apps to be removable?

Lewis Curdie  Mar. 23 at 14:00

For years, Samsung has endured criticism pertaining to its laggy TouchWiz UI, but all signs point to significant improvement on the imminent Galaxy S6.

We heard before that only a few apps would be pre-installed on the Samsung Galaxy S6, and this latest rumour suggests those apps that do appear out of the box will, in fact, be removable.

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Daily free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android

App prices on both the App Store and Google Play are constantly changing, and as such it’s easy to miss a sweet freebie or temporary bargain. Good idea, then, to check out our daily roundup of the best free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android!

Another fine selection of apps gone free and juicy price drops (if I do say so myself), including apps for stargazers, painters, travellers, kids and gamers. Full selection below.

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HTC One M9 finally arriving tomorrow after shaky start, £580 SIM free in the UK

HTC One M9 finally arriving tomorrow after shaky start, £580 SIM free in the UK

Lewis Curdie  Mar. 20 at 16:00

The HTC One M9 hasn’t made things easy for itself. For starters, it intentionally launched alongside the Samsung Galaxy S6 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015, but could do little to match the intrigue surrounding the S6’s brand new glass-and-metal design, not to mention the unorthodox S6 edge variant. The One M9, comparatively, had little to shout about.

Taiwanese consumers were expecting the HTC One M9 to land earlier this week, but after dealing with an unspecified "software bug", it’ll finally land tomorrow.

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Samsung tipped to sell 55 million Galaxy S6s this year, as UK pricing is revealed

There’s still a few weeks to go till the Samsung Galaxy S6 is actually released, but it’s probably fair to say it’s already been more warmly received than last year’s Galaxy S5.

One particular analyst reckons Samsung will sell a whopping 55 million Galaxy S6s throughout 2015, and meanwhile Galaxy S6 UK price isn’t quite as harsh as we expected.

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Daily free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android

App prices on both the App Store and Google Play are constantly changing, and as such it’s easy to miss a sweet freebie or temporary bargain. Good idea, then, to check out our daily roundup of the best free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android!

A trio of thoroughly awesome games down to 79p on the App Store today, namely Jack Lumber, Girls Like Robots, and AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration). Throw in a handful of freebies for seasoning, and that's one delicious treat. Grab all seven apps here for £2.37 total, and save yourself £13.94.

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OnePlus One price in Europe going up next week

We’re used to smartphone prices coming down over time, but here’s one we didn’t see coming: as the OnePlus One rapidly approaches its first birthday, the price in Europe is actually going the opposite way.

As of March 25 (Wednesday next week), OnePlus One price is going up by €30-50, depending on the model. Ouch.

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Daily free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android

App prices on both the App Store and Google Play are constantly changing, and as such it’s easy to miss a sweet freebie or temporary bargain. Good idea, then, to check out our daily roundup of the best free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android!

Highlights in today's best free apps and price drops include Dark Echo, a horror "masterpiece" according to TouchArcade (it's now free); "console-quality" third-person shooter Shadowgun, down a few quid at both the App Store and Google Play; and Tiny Defense, which has an average 5/5 rating on the App Store after 1,300+ reviews (also free; was £2.29).

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Windows 10 release date: ‘summer’, Xiaomi to assist with testing meantime

Windows 10 is still being tweaked at the moment, but we’ve been told – unofficially – to brace for the first Windows 10 devices in or around August.

Microsoft’s EVP of Operating Systems, Terry Myerson, chimes loosely with that notion, telling us to pencil the official Windows 10 release date in as “summer”, but arguably more interesting is the news that Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi will assist with Windows 10 testing. Zuh?

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Daily free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android

App prices on both the App Store and Google Play are constantly changing, and as such it’s easy to miss a sweet freebie or temporary bargain. Good idea, then, to check out our daily roundup of the best free apps and app discounts for iOS and Android!

Tons of gaming-related freebies and price drops today, perhaps most notably RPG Symphony of the Origin, down from £6.99 to 99p at the App Store, and the hugely popular Soctics League, usually £1.49 but currently free. Or if those don't appeal, heck, why not work on your abs?

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HTC tells us to ignore benchmarks as One M9 threatens to cook an egg

HTC tells us to ignore benchmarks as One M9 threatens to cook an egg

Lewis Curdie  Mar. 17 at 16:00

Various concerns are creeping up about the HTC One M9 as the phone prepares for release, not least of all the suggestion that it gets hot enough – literally – to cook an egg.

But outspoken HTC Communications guy Jeff Gordon (who famously described the iPhone as “boring”) says we should disregard all these pre-release benchmarks; the phone ain’t even out yet.

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