Android Lollipop with Google logo

It was the week when Lollipop began trickling out to eager Android fans. Google began feeding our Lollipop craving on Wednesday, when system images hit servers and the much anticipated OTAs began rolling out. (If you still haven’t got yours, our handy guide shows you how to sideload and skip the wait.) CyanogenMod announced plans for the Lollipop-based CM12, and several Lollipop-based ROMs hit XDA. The Nexus 6 finally went on pre-order on US carriers, and Sprint is actually shipping it. Google launched Messenger in the Play Store and kicked off Material updates to some of its apps. And finally, Samsung introduced Flow, its cross-device connectivity feature, and showed off the sensor-packed Simband.

xiaomi mi4 first impressions aa (12 of 13)

Xiaomi sold 720,000 phones in the first 12 hours of Singles Day, for a total of 163 million in revenue. Hugo Barra, the former Googler who heads Xiaomi’s international expansion, took to Google Plus to announce the impressive milestones the company hit in the first 12 hours of Singles Day: