This week in the world of Android: Omni ROM launched as an alternative to CyanogenMod, the LG G Flex broke cover, the HTC One Max finally launched, rumors emerged about Amazon partnering with HTC for a smartphone, and the Nexus 5 leaked in all its glory.
These are the essential stories, the summary of an entire week in just a few phrases. It’s must read Android.
New Omni ROM
After CyanogenMod went commercial, several prominent developers banded together to create a new custom ROM called Omni, that is all about “innovation, new features, transparency, community, and freedom”.
G Flex, the truly curved smartphone
The Galaxy Round lacks the wow factor, but LG has its own curved screen smartphone in the pipeline. Press shots of the G Flex leaked this week, revealing a radical design.
Finally, the Nexus 5
After many questionable rumors and blurry pics, Google itself gave us a rock solid leak: a press shot, the confirmation of the Nexus 5 name, and the price tag of the 16GB version. The only question remaining: when will the new Nexus launch?
- 16GB Nexus 5 briefly listed on the Play Store with a $349 price
- New hands-on Nexus 5 images, Android 4.4 KitKat screenshots leak
- Nexus 5 retail box leaks, hints to white version
- Nexus 5 release date set for late October: two storage options, one battery fits all – report
HTC One Max is here
The rumors were spot on: HTC launched this week the One Max, a massive variant of the flagship One, featuring a fingerprint scanner and an expansive 5.9-inch display.
Amazon & HTC. Wait, what?
Two solid reports surfaced this week about a smartphone partnership between Amazon and HTC. Is HTC playing with fire here?
- HTC reportedly making phones for Amazon. But what would Google say?
- Rumored HTC Amazon phone may be sold exclusively to Prime Members
What’s the biggest story in Android this week? Tell us in the comments.