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Android Authority this week - August 9, 2015

Android fans, this week brought us new devices, more reports about the upcoming Note 5, hot rumors about the next Nexus phones, and a real security scare. Here’s the news of the week.
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August 9, 2015
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Android fans, this week brought us more reports about the upcoming Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, rumors about the next Nexus phones surfaced, Sony launched the new Xperia C5 and Xperia M5, OnePlus was in the news thanks to its notorious invite system, Xiaomi teased the release of a new version of MIUI, Asus introduced the 5,000 mAh Zenfone Max, and we all discussed the latest – and biggest – Android security scare yet.

Inside AA HQ

Android Authority this week is where you can get all your essential Android news and keep up with your favorite (we hope) Android bloggers, but if you’re more of a video guy or gal, we now have a weekly post where we highlight the best videos from the AA YouTube channel and more. Check out this week’s installment here.

There’s been a lot of talk this week about how secure (or how insecure, depending on whom you ask) Android really is. You can learn about Stagefright and what you can do to protect yourself as much as you can, but it’s important not to fall prey to doomsayer tendencies. Is the problem serious? Yes, by all means. Is it an impeding catastrophe? Probably not – there’s usually a big gap between the theoretical reach of a vulnerability and its practical impact. In other words, do follow basic precautions. Do not freak out (just yet.)

Yes, the OnePlus 2 is controversial. But is it a great phone? You bet! This week we’re giving away a OnePlus 2 to one lucky AA reader. Head over here to get your ticket, and good luck!

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Top news of the week

Galaxy Note 5 & Edge Plus

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