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Fellow Android aficionados, this week might not have seen much in the way of new hardware announcements but there were actually a number of interesting happenings, nonetheless. Join us as we take a look back!

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The technology world never sleeps, and it definitely doesn’t take any vacation time either. So, while we’re in the midst of summer here in the northern hemisphere, there was still plenty to talk about in the Android world, with cool updates from Google, a nice treat for Chromecasts users, new devices, juicy rumors, and more. Yes, AA HQ was relatively quiet this week, but it wasn’t because we were all busy watching the World Cup, we promise. Let’s take a look back!

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Folks, news roundups are nice if you just want a bird’s-eye view of the happenings in the world of Android. But Android – like Android Authority – is so much more than a bullet list of news. With that said, I am happy to sign off the first edition of the new “Android Authority this week” segment.

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This week in your world of Android: Google I/O brought us Android Wear, Android Auto, Android TV, and a preview of Android L release, Android One was announced as a way to bring more smartphones to developing countries, Chrome OS and the Chromecast got some big new features, we learned that Nexus is here to stay, and we heard a couple of juicy Note 4 rumors.

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

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This week in your world of Android: Android 4.4.4 took us by surprise, ART replaced Dalvik in AOSP, Google released updates to several of its core apps, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A launched in South Korea, Amazon finally unveiled its smartphone, reports emerged about Google’s Android in the car plans, and hacker Geohot released a widely effective root method.

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

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This week in your world of Android: Android 4.4.3 landed, Sony launched the T3 and HTC launched the E8, the Galaxy F supposedly leaked, Apple got everyone talking, Samsung finally released a Tizen phone, Google updated several apps, Asus unleashed a ton of devices, and the Project Tango tablet made us all drool.

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

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This week in your world of Android: two new HTC devices showed up, the Galaxy S5 Prime starred in a leaked shot, Google Plus, Gmail, and Chrome received updates, even more details about the G3 surfaced, and we got a clue about the Moto 360’s price.

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