Must read Android: top 12 stories this week
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
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.
- Confusion clears over LG D820, a.k.a. the next Nexus (5)
- Images of possible Nexus phone spotted in FCC filings
- New LG Nexus fan render is the best one yet
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.
- iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C official: specs, features, launch dates and prices
- iPhone 5S vs Android – specs comparison with Galaxy S4, LG G2, HTC One, Moto X and Xperia Z1
- Will the iPhone 5S and 5C change the smartphone game as we know it? Not likely
64-bit all the things
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.
- 64-bit processors and 4GB of memory coming in 2014
- Of course Samsung is going to use 64-bit chips in phones next year
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
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
The One Max appeared in a few more leaked shots, we learned about its US availability, and its eventual branding.
- HTC One Max release date creeps closer, T6 confirmed to be One Max, coming to Sprint
- Here are another two shots of the One Max, fingerprint sensor and all
What’s the biggest story in Android this week? Tell us in the comments.