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Android fans, it was an amazingly busy week in the Googleverse. At its annual developer conference, Google introduced Android M, which brings few visual changes, but many much needed improvements and refinements, including doze mode, better volume controls, Android Pay, app state back up, and Google Now on Tap. It wasn’t just M; Photos is now an independent app; Project Brillo was announced as Google’s new IoT operating system; updates were announced for Inbox, Google Maps, and the Play Store; and Google ATAP blew our minds with its new projects – Jaquard, Soli, and Abacus. In other news Lenovo showed off some crazy concepts; Sony introduced the Xperia Z3+; the Galaxy S6 Iron Man edition launched; and Microsoft unveiled Cortana for Android.

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It probably won’t be a surprise that we spent this preparing for Google I/O, and from Thursday, in a mad dash to bring you all the news coming out of Google’s announcement-packed conference.

We’re all pretty excited to try out Android M, and most of the team is already rocking the M developer preview on various devices. Google only touched on a fraction of the changes and new features in Android M, and we’ve been busy perusing the developer previews to spot all the new stuff. To keep up with everything, check out our Diving into M series, where we take a closer look at the smaller new features in Android M.

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Google I/O is over, but the tech world is still revving at full speed. This week, Darcy attended Lenovo’s TechWorld conference and over the next days he will be reporting from Taipei, where Computex is about to start. Computex has always been Asus’ stomping ground, and this year is no different. We expect to see the Zenwatch 2 and some updated tablets come next week.

In celebration of Google I/O, we’re giving away a Nexus 9! Get your ticket for our weekly giveaway from here.

The stuff you shouldn’t miss

Top news of the week

And here are the top news in the Android world this week:

Microsoft loves Android

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Xperia Z3+ is here

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Galaxy S6 Iron Man edition has landed

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Android M: everything to know

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More Google I/O news

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Google ATAP epic projects

project jacquard

Lenovo TechWorld

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