Android Weekly: Samsung rumors, the Galaxy Tab S, and OnePlus One controversy

June 15, 2014
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This week in your world of Android: Paranoid Android and CyanogenMod released big updates, a string of Samsung rumors surfaced, the G Watch leaked extensively, the OnePlus One finally shipped (not without controversy), news emerged about Google’s plan to unify design across platforms, and Samsung introduced the AMOLED Galaxy Tab S tablets.

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

Custom ROMs fans rejoice

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Two of the most popular custom ROM projects had big releases this week. CyanogenMod 11 M7 brought the much anticipated Theme Engine to the stable Milestone 7 release, while Paranoid Android’s RC1 brought to the public a series of cool features, including Hover.


Samsung rumor bonanza

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The Galaxy F is again in the news (or more accurately rumors), after the device leaked in several pictures this week. We also got to see the Galaxy S5 Mini in high definition spy shots, and even the Galaxy Note 4 joined in the fun, even if it’s still months away.


G Watch: all you need to know

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Three distinct sources revealed details about the highly anticipated LG G Watch this week, including specifications, price, and release date. We even learned that the device will be given away at Google I/O in just two weeks.


OnePlus One, finally

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Fans were up in arms over a last minute delay of the OnePlus One, which was supposed to ship to customers with invites from June 6. After a bit of controversy, the device finally began making its way to eager buyers this Thursday.


A quantum leap in design

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Google is reportedly going to unveil a new design philosophy in the close future, one that puts emphasis on coherence across platforms. Dubbed Quantum Paper, the new approach could bring us similar experiences on the web, Android apps, and even iOS.


Galaxy Tab S series is here

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As expected, Samsung launched its first new AMOLED tablets in three years this week, under the Tab S moniker. Bringing beautiful displays and thin profiles, the Tab S is Samsung’s new top of the line range.


What was the biggest Android story this week? Tell us in the comments.

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