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In this roundup, we’re looking at the absolute best Android phones, the devices you can’t go wrong with. From sleek devices that impress through premium design, to powerhouses brimming with features, to great all-around devices, and affordable phones that punch above their weight, the Android ecosystem is populated by a staggering variety of great phones.

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.