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A quiet week overall in the world of Android, though a few interesting news did came our way. Google finally brought sharing functionality to Keep, and enriched Play Services with some additional functionality that will let devs add cool new features to their apps. Nokia shocked pretty much everyone with the surprise announcement of a brand new Android tablet, and a tempting one at that. Samsung announced it would cut down on the number of smartphones models (finally!) and hinted at a folding device coming next year. Corning, the quiet glassmaker we own our beautiful screens to, announced the latest generation of its Gorilla Glass. And, finally, Apple and the Android-camp are now a little closer to reaching a peace agreement, after years of fruitless patent war.

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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.

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The new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 have been the talk of the Android town this week, with the Nexus 9 going on sale and the Nexus 6 remaining very hard to get, at least from Google’s Play Store. Our review of the Nexus 9 went up this week, but it wasn’t the only review going live: the new Moto X, Huawei’s massive Mate 7, and Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact received the same treatment. On the software front, large updates hit Calendar, Maps and a few other Google apps. We’ve heard the first credible rumors about the Galaxy S6, due next February. Finally, Motorola made the rumored global version of the Droid Turbo a reality.

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It was another interesting week in the world of Android, with cool new devices, software updates, and a slew of financial news revealing the latest trends in the industry. Samsung announced quarterly results that were just as bad as forecasted, OnePlus put up its flagship killer on pre-order, Amazon launched a Chromecast competitor, Motorola introduced the powerful Droid Turbo, Oppo launched the N3 and the amazingly thing R5, Nexus 6 went up for pre-order (and went down just as quickly), the Galaxy A series finally went official, and Google continued to materialize its apps.

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As dust began to settle around the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Lollipop, this week allowed us to step back and take everything in. We didn’t get any major hardware news, but Google made it up on the software side!

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This week was the closest thing to Christmas we have in the Android World. After a long, long summer, Google finally gave Android L a name (hello, Lollipop!) and launched the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Packing new features and a beautiful design language, Lollipop is coming from early November to Nexus devices and the rest of the ecosystem. Meanwhile, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 impressed with top specifications, though our enthusiasm was dampened by their stingy price tags. The surprise of the event was Nexus Player, an Android TV box made by Asus. While our eyes were firmly on Mountain View, we also got some news on the powerful Droid Turbo and Sony’s US-bound Xperias.

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Another busy week in the world of Android: our Nexus fever reached new highs thanks to new reports about Google’s upcoming devices, Samsung shared some bad news, Motorola’s Droid Turbo stopped being a secret, HTC launched its selfie-focused Desire Eye and RE Camera, Lenovo surprised us with its quirky new Yoga tablets, and Google released big updates to several of its Android apps.

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Rumors and speculation are heating up as the new Nexus 6 looms closer, and this week brought us a few more details to geek over. But that wasn’t the only cool news in the Android universe this week – we spent some time with the Note 4, got to see what the fuss is about #gapgate, got a peek at Samsung’s interpretation of Android L, learned about Google’s interest in Cyanogen, and met HTC’s new Desire Eye for the first time.

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