Must read Android: top 13 stories this week

October 13, 2013
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    This week, the first curved phone landed, two new Chromebooks launched, we feasted on Kit Kat leaks, we finally saw a Mini flagship phone, we learned about Android TV, and we heard some more rumors about the Galaxy S5.

    Curved phones are real

    samsung galaxy round flexible display curved screen (4)

    Finally, curved phones are a reality. However, as it usually happens, reality is nowhere nearly as exciting as our expectations.


    Nexus revealed

    Next Nexus 5 leak (2)

    A leaked service manual confirmed the specifications of the Nexus 5. Google could go ahead and release it now.


    Kit Kat leaks torrent

    nexus-5-android-4.4-kitkat-launcher-33

    The floodgates are open: Android 4.4 Kit Kat leaked extensively this week, with the first credible images of the homescreen and information on several new features.


    New Chromebooks

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    Google’s other operating system continues its steady march to mainstream. This week, HP and Acer released two affordable and attractive Chromebooks.


    Behold, the mini flagship

    xperia z1 f mini press

    We’ve been clamoring for a true Android flagship with a smaller screen for months, and Sony is finally set to deliver it. The Xperia Z1 f (Z1 Mini) launched in Japan this week.


    Android TV

    Google-IO-2013 Google TV logo 1600 aa

    Compelling evidence surfaced that Google TV will be rebranded as Android TV in the close future. Android everywhere!


    More Galaxy S5 rumors

    Samsung Galaxy

    Samsung is said to be having trouble selling the Galaxy S4, so it’s now preparing to release the Galaxy S5 early next year. How early? Rumors say as soon as February.


    What’s the biggest story in Android this week? Tell us in the comments.

    Comments

    • John Locke

      This week I’m mostly impressed with the Xperia Z1 Mini. Im glad Sony didn’t make the compromises HTC & Samsung made in their mini phones.

      • Adrian Remus

        +925

        • John Locke

          What??

          • Adrian Remus

            I mean i (strongly) agree with you.

            • John Locke

              Oh yeah, thanks! Its just that “925″ – I thought you were talking about the WP phone lol

            • Adrian Remus

              I tried to make a small joke :D

    • matt

      If Samsung makes some high end aluminum curved big display phones in near future. And hopefully ditches the plastic. I’ll line up for that shit lol. I like where tech is going these days. Very exciting. Android is king.. Having a hats time deciding between nexus 5 and xperia z ultra lol as of now

    • Nafish Akram

      Hello

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