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This week, in your world of Android: Samsung introduced four new tablets, CES teemed with cool new wearables, smart cars were in the spotlight, Sony launched the Xperia Z1 Compact, Nvidia teased the new K1, Asus launched a line of ultra-cheap smartphones, an exec talked about the launch of the Galaxy S5, and the CyanogenMod-running OnePlus One became official.

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This week in your world of Android: news of Quad HD phones emerged, the Pebble grabbed the spotlight, the first wood Moto X finally launched, Android 4.3 updates hit a bunch of devices, LG announced the first Chrome OS all-in-one PC, rumors of a Note Pro tablet surfaced, and Cyanogen shared some great news.

pebble app store

The Pebble ecosystem was in dire need of a centralized place where developers could post their applications for the benefit of users. That place is the Pebble Appstore, announced today and opening to users in early 2014.

Samsung Galaxy Gear concept

Why is Samsung building a smartwatch now? Sure, it’s not the first time the Korean conglomerate is dabbling into making wrist-worn computers. But the context is favorable now. Here’s why.