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This week in your world of Android: Google launched Android Wear, Moto and LG teased their new smartwatches, the Chromecast and Nexus arrived to more countries along with Play Movies and Music, Oppo introduced the amazing Find 7, KitKat finally hit Sony’s flagships, the Galaxy S5 went up for preorder, and some cool new features were added to Google Now.

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

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The concept videos that we were shown and the details we were able to glean from the SDK suggest that Android Wear is miles ahead other smartwatch platforms, like Samsung’s Tizen or Pebble. So, did Google just appropriate the wearable market for itself? Will Wear be for wearables what Android has been for mobile? Do competing platforms stand a chance in face of Google’s onslaught?

Join us in the comments and vote in the poll.

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@evleaks has come across a couple of images showing off an LG wrist bracelet, which also acts as a stylus. This matches a patent filed by LG earlier this year.

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LG has begun shipping its new 5.9 inch G Pro 2 smartphone in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia, among other countries in Asia.

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This week in your world of Android: the new HTC One leaked some more, OnePlus teased its own One, new feature and design tweaks came to several Google apps, Samsung’s CEO denied the existence of a premium Galaxy S5, Intel’s Windows-Android plans went bust, and more specs of the LG smartwatch leaked.