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Android Authority this week - August 23rd

The announcement of Android Marshmallow was easily the biggest news of the week, though there were also plenty of intriguing leaks and more.
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August 23, 2015

With the Note 5 launch behind us, this week brought us official word of the final name for Android M, Marshmallow. Even more intriguing, Google jumped a whole number, dubbing the OS version 6.0. We were also treated to a number of leaks from the LG Nexus to the Moto 360 (2nd-gen), and even additional evidence that an Android-powered Blackberry may be on its way.

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You may have noticed that Senior Editor Bogdan Petrovan usually writes this weekly recap, but this week he is out on a very well deserved vacation. As for the week itself? While the announcement of Android Marshmallow took us by a bit of a surprise, most of this week’s news has been expected, such as the commercial launch of the Note 5 to all US carriers. There were also a ton of leaks that give us a hint at what is next in the Android Wear and Nexus worlds.

Personally, I found the launch of the ZUK Z1 to be one of the more intriguing bits of news this week, with the international version slated to arrive later this fall with Cyanogen, mid-to-high end specs, and a price tag that even undercuts the OnePlus One and 2. It has been said before that 2015 is an epic year for budget-conscientious consumers looking for a new device, and so the more devices that enter this camp — the merrier.

Turning to what’s next, IFA is creeping up on us and while it arguably won’t be quite as interesting this year with the absence of a big Samsung announcement, we’ll still be on the ground in Berlin from September 1st checking all the other announcements from Asus, Sony, Huawei, and others.

Top news of the week

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is official

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Project Ara delayed to 2016

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