Top 6 Android stories this week: Moto E, One Mini 2, and Android Silver

May 18, 2014
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This week in your world of Android: Motorola introduced the amazingly cheap Moto E, the hotly anticipated G3 broke cover, LG teased more G Pads, Samsung put a launch date on the Tab S, HTC revealed the beautiful One Mini 2, and we learned the possible launch date of the Android Silver program.

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

Budget is no longer a dirty word

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While its competitors are busy fighting each other at the high-end of the market, Motorola is quietly undermining them with cheap, attractive devices. The Moto E, starting from $129, got everyone talking this week, and that alone should worry incumbents.

Buy the Moto E from Amazon ($129)


Oh look, it’s the G3

lg g3 teaser

Just in case you missed all the leaks, LG began teasing the G3 this week, with a video that all but reveals its design, but stops short from giving hints of the phone’s specs and features.


The G Pad Family

LG G Pad 7, 8, 10.1

In the week’s other big LG news, the Korean company will release a bunch of new G Pad tablets. Let’s hope they live up to the original G Pad, one of the nicest tablets of 2013.


AMOLED tablets return on June 12

samsung premiere 2014 invitation

More leaks completed the picture of the AMOLED-equipped Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.5, and now we also have a launch date to attach to Samsung’s latest tablets. The Korean giant all but confirmed the Tab S line will debut on June at its Premiere 2014 event.


HTC One Mini 2: mid-range specs in a premium body

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The HTC One Mini 2 is essentially a slightly smaller One (M8), on the outside at least. Its innards are less exciting, but for some people, looks are more important than personality. Who are we to judge?


Farewell Nexus

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Notorious leaker @evleaks just confirmed the worst fears of Nexus fans. There won’t be a “Nexus 6″, he says, and Android Silver devices may only launch in February of 2015. Can you wait that long?


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

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