Must read Android: top 12 stories this week

by: Bogdan PetrovanSeptember 15, 2013


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.

These are the essential stories, the summary of an entire week in just a few phrases. It’s must read Android.

New Nexus leak bonanza

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If you still had any doubts that the new Nexus smartphone is coming from LG, the leaks this week should put them to rest. We even got to see the device, courtesy of the FCC.

iPhone: forward thinking or not so much?


There was a general apathy around the launch of the new iPhones in the world of Android. Find out why.

64-bit all the things

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It comes as no surprise, but Android manufacturers are boarding the 64-bit train in 2014.
Also on the roadmap: phones with 4GB of RAM.

Haswell-powered Chromebooks

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If there’s one thing we all want in our computers is more power. The new Haswell-powered Chromebooks deliver just that, while extending battery life.

Hugo Barra on Google and Xiaomi

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Barra’s move to Xiaomi was long in the making, a new must-read interview reveals. By the way, it’s pronounced “showah mee.”

The One Max is coming

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The One Max appeared in a few more leaked shots, we learned about its US availability, and its eventual branding.

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

  • sourabh

    Eagerly waiting for Nexus 5 and Kit Kat

    • MasterMuffin

      Just go in a local store and buy yourself a Kit Kat. Now you have 1 less thing to wait for, you’re welcome ;D

      • samsparkin


  • I’m not worried about 64-bit right now, there really isn’t any apps to take advantage of the technology in a Smartphone or tablet. But I am looking forward to seeing the new Nexus 5 looks like and to see if Android 4.4 KitKat can fix my struggling Samsung Galaxy Nexus. It just can’t seem to handle some apps especially when the wifi is turned on. I even tried less syncing since I upgraded to Android 4.3. I might have to TRY downgrading to Android 4.1.2 or 4.2.2.

  • Balraj

    HTC one max is the hottest news..
    A strong contender to the recently released note 3 & iPhone

  • Anders CT

    KitKat will come with 64 bit support on laptops with Intel Haswell and Bay Trail processors:

    Android on the desktop, yay.

    • Hiral

      Where is this image from.

    • Brian Shieh

      I guess this is to shut those Apple guys up?

  • nex please

    Gnote3 looks like its got things wrapped up in this class but going to wait see nexus5 like seen as last couple phones I’ve had have been gnex nex4 got to love the updates !

  • frank

    I switch to android. Never been so happy…I can’t wait till Oct.14 nexus 5

  • Trevor Kinsie

    Haswell Chromebooks would be key! I don’t want to be an early adopter for the Chromebook as I want them to get to be Windows/Mac level of hardware and available software, but it seems like it’ll be a bright future for the Chromebook.