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Android Authority this week
Android fans, it’s been a lively week in the world of mobile technology. Sony took everyone by surprise by announcing the new Xperia Z4 in Japan, though truth be told there’s not much new about the device; Xiaomi introduced the latest in a series of affordable blockbusters on Wednesday, the $200 Mi 4i; LG continued to reveal details about the G4, due to launch on April 28; OnePlus restarted the Cyanogen OS 12 update and announced it’s finally dropping its invite system; and Google launched a new version of Android Wear and the Project Fi wireless service.
Inside AA HQ
This week, Rob and Gary visited ARM in London to check out the chip designer’s latest innovations. We’re already brought you a close look at the Cortex A72 chip, and a whole lot more is coming next week.
For next, we’re looking forward to going hands-on with LG’s latest and greatest, the leather-bound G4. While there may not be many surprises left in store, we still can’t wait to see how the G4 stands against the S6 and other hot Android devices that came out thsi season. Our Ash Tailor will be in London to take the G4 for a spin.
Besides our regular weekly giveaway, this week we brought you a new sweepstakes, courtesy of Opera Software. To stand to win a Galaxy S6 Edge, just head over here and follow the instructions to get your sweepstakes tickets.
The Friday Debate Podcast
The stuff you shouldn’t miss
- Comparison: Developers, what are the differences between the Play Store and Apple’s App Store?
- Versus: Jon takes a close look at the Nexus 9 vs the iPad Air Mini 3
- Opinion: Nirave argues that HTC and Sony have made a costly mistake with their 2015 flagships
- Opinion: Matt’s counterpoint to Nirave’s piece: maybe we expect too much from our phones
- Tech talk: ARM revealed details about the Cortex A72, and you can get a primer here
Top news of the week
And here are the top news in the Android world this week:
Xperia Z4 controversy
LG G4 teasers
OnePlus One rollout and invites
Android Wear new features
Project Fi is here
Xiaomi Mi 4i: what do $200 buy you?
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