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Must read Android: top 15 stories this week

It was a busy, busy week for Android lovers, with everything from exciting product launches, to category-defining products, to new versions of Android and glimpses of what's to come. These are the essential stories, the summary of an entire week in just a few phrases. It's must read Android.
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September 8, 2013
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It was a busy, busy week for Android lovers, with everything from exciting product launches, to category-defining products, a new version of Android, and glimpses of what’s to come. These are the big stories, the essence of an entire week in just a few phrases. It’s must read Android.

The most popular operating system of all times just made its first billion.

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What a delicious surprise from Google – Android 4.4 will bear the name of the popular Nestle candy bar, and Google wants it to be available to everybody!

Android 4.4 kitkat Google HQ Mountain view

Oops! A Googler got himself filmed casually using the next Nexus smartphone at the unveiling of the KitKat statue. The same device may have made an appearance at the FCC.

Nexus 5 at Android 4.4 KitKat statue unveiling

HTC unveiled several mid-rangers and a snazzy new color option for the HTC One, but will it be enough with all the competition?

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Now that Nokia is a Microsoft company (all hail Stephen Elop), the last hope for those who don’t agree with the direction is to start over. Enter Newkia.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with Samsung Galaxy Gear

The G Pad 8.3 is a sleek peace of technology, with its metal body and Full HD display. A few nice software features complete the package.

LG Pad hands on IFA 2013 AA

Sony made quite a splash with the Xperia Z1 and its QX10 and QX100 lens accessories. Photo bugs, is this your dream phone?

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What’s the biggest story in Android this week? Tell us in the comments.