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Night is engulfing the northern hemisphere, but the world of Android is never truly sleeping. This week Google pushed big updates to some of its core apps, we’ve got a peek inside the relationship between Cyanogen and OnePlus, Micromax launched its first Cyanogen OS device, Huawei introduced the camera-centric Honor 6 Plus, Android 5.0.1 rolled out, Android 5.0.2 broke surface, and news emerged about Android M integrating deeper into car dashboards everywhere.

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In this roundup, we’re looking at the absolute best Android phones, the devices you can’t go wrong with. From sleek devices that impress through premium design, to powerhouses brimming with features, to great all-around devices, and affordable phones that punch above their weight, the Android ecosystem is populated by a staggering variety of great phones.

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Things are winding down for the end of the year in the technology world, but we still had some hot topics to discuss this week. HTC finally made its new mid-ranger Desire 620 official, another episode of the OnePlus/Cyanogen saga went down, we learned that the Nexus 5 could be close to retirement, Google updated a ton of its apps and released Lollipop for Android Wear devices, and we heard some interesting rumors about Samsung’s upcoming A7 and E7 smartphones.

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And so, this week of thanks giving and deals hunting is coming to an end. The news-scape was dominated by Black Friday deals from retailers small and large, and we did our best to highlight the most interesting ones. But it wasn’t all deals: reports emerged about Samsung’s plan to restructure its business, after smaller than anticipated Galaxy S5 sales and fierce competition took their toll on the Korean giant’s profits; we learned more about the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9, and their carrier variants; we discussed the EU Parliament’s resolution to break up Google; we looked at another troubled giant, Sony; we learned about OnePlus plans in India; and brought you some inside info about LG’s curved G Flex 2.

Welcome to Android Authority this week.