This week, the veil lifted on the Nexus 5, Android 4.4 KitKat leaked, we got confirmation that curved phones are coming soon, the Note 3 launched amidst controversy, Google downplayed Android malware, and the benchmark debacle erupted.

These are the essential stories, the summary of an entire week in just a few phrases. It’s must read Android.

Leaky Nexus

As Google readies the next pure Android device, more leaks whet our appetite for everything Nexus. From alleged specs to an actual image in the wild, this week we got it all.

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Some KitKat to go with that Nexus

Android 4.4 KitKat

A new phone goes with a new dessert. Android 4.4 KitKat starred in a photo shoot this week, revealing new features, design tweaks, and other intriguing details.

Note 3 lands, region lock still not clear

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We were hoping that the region lock debacle was behind us. Well, it isn’t. If you’re okay with that, the Note 3 is a great phone that just became available at a bunch of carriers.

Curved phones are coming

samsung youm flexible display

Like curves? Then you’ll be happy to hear that Samsung and LG are preparing phones with curved screens, due to launch in the next weeks.

The benchmarks debacle

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Oh my, benchmarks are in the news again for all the wrong reasons. Samsung and several other manufacturers got caught red handed. Trust no one.

Google speaks up on malware

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You know those reports that come out every month warning about yet another nasty piece of Android malware? They are greatly exaggerated, says Google, with data to prove it.

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

Bogdan Petrovan
Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan's phone is a Nexus 6P.