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There was a deluge of Apple-related news this week, but that doesn’t mean news has been boring on the Android front! Samsung had a few choice words to say about the larger iPhones, the first Android apps arrived on Chrome OS devices, we heard several interesting rumors about HTC’s upcoming devices, the integration of Hangouts and Google Voice finally began, Nvidia confirmed the Nexus 9, we learned more details about Samsung’s upcoming full-metal phone, and Dell surprised us with a very exciting tablet.

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Android folks, what a wild ride this past week has been! IFA brought us ton of new devices, and many of them are really good. With the refined Note 4, the wild Note Edge, and the semi-bizarre Gear VR, Samsung showed why it’s the number one force in mobile hardware. Sony delivered more improvements to its Xperia lineup, and we really loved the amazingly thin and light 8-inch Tablet Z3 Compact. LG and Asus came with new and intriguing smartwatch designs, HTC went 64-bit with the Desire 820, Huawei went nuts (in a good way) with the Mate 7, and Motorola finally brought its 2014 lineup to light.

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The countdown to IFA has begun, and more info about the devices coming at the show surfaces every day. This week, Samsung teased us ruthlessly ahead of the Note 4 launch, HTC launched the 64-bit Desire 810 and hinted at the Desire 820, Sony’s new Xperia lineup leaked, LG launched the G3 Stylus, two new smartwatches landed, and Asus reminded us that it too has a wearable coming.

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This week brought us a couple of new devices and a whole lot of leaks and teases about what’s coming at IFA! Sprint brought the amazing no-bezel Aquos Crystal to the US, HTC launched the Butterfly 2, the Moto 360 and Moto X+1 leaked in all their glory, more details surfaced about the Note 4 and the Xperia Z3, and Asus teased its smartwatch coming at IFA.

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Exciting news this week in the world of Android. The shroud of mystery lifted off the Galaxy Note 4, NVIDIA gave us a peek at its 64-bit chip, Samsung finally launched a metal phone, Google pushed a few sweet updates, and we finally got a release date for the Moto X+1 and the Moto 360!

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Things are picking up again in the Android universe. This week brought us details on hot new devices coming this fall, from the Galaxy Alpha and the Note 4, to the highly-anticipated Nexus tablet from HTC. LG leaked its own G3 Stylus, we learned more about Motorola’s plans, and Update Wednesday brought cool new features to Google’s apps. Check it out!

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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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Fellow tech fans, this fine summer week brought us plenty to talk about around our virtual water cooler, from the demise of Microsoft’s Android devices, to rumors of Samsung’s Next Big Thing, to new devices, and hints of what’s to come from the likes of HTC and Nvidia. At Android Authority HQ, we rolled out a new navigation menu and laid the groundwork for further integration between the website and the community, with more cool stuff going on behind the scenes. Let’s 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!