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On this edition of the Friday Debate, we discuss the things that we look for when we get new devices. Some of us are hardware junkies, others have a taste for fine design, while for others the price comes above everything else. But what’s that supremely important quality?

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Are biometrics a valid way to perform authentication? One response is that the use of biometric information for security is dubious at best because once your biometric data has been compromised you can’t change it, ever!

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This week, the new Nexus got the “forgot in a bar” treatment, the One Max revealed a little more of its secrets, we peered into the future of Android KitKat and beyond, Cyanogen dropped the bomb on us, Nvidia showed us its Note, and we remembered that HP does Android.

64-bit Intel chips for Android

At IDF 2013, Intel talked about 64-bit support for Android devices, sort-of suggesting that Android 4.4 KitKat may offer such a feature – however, that particular feature is yet to be confirmed by Google.

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Here’s what’s been going on in your world of Android this week: we got to see the upcoming Nexus, the new iPhones left us mostly unfazed, we discussed the pros and cons of 64-bit chips, Hugo Barra filled us in on his plans at Xiaomi, and got a few more details about the HTC One Max.