This week in the world of Android: Omni ROM launched as an alternative to CyanogenMod, the LG G Flex broke cover, the HTC One Max finally launched, rumors emerged about Amazon partnering with HTC for a smartphone, and the Nexus 5 leaked in all its glory.

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

New Omni ROM

After CyanogenMod went commercial, several prominent developers banded together to create a new custom ROM called Omni, that is all about “innovation, new features, transparency, community, and freedom”.


G Flex, the truly curved smartphone


The Galaxy Round lacks the wow factor, but LG has its own curved screen smartphone in the pipeline. Press shots of the G Flex leaked this week, revealing a radical design.

Finally, the Nexus 5

Nexus 5 press image

After many questionable rumors and blurry pics, Google itself gave us a rock solid leak: a press shot, the confirmation of the Nexus 5 name, and the price tag of the 16GB version. The only question remaining: when will the new Nexus launch?

HTC One Max is here


The rumors were spot on: HTC launched this week the One Max, a massive variant of the flagship One, featuring a fingerprint scanner and an expansive 5.9-inch display.

Amazon & HTC. Wait, what?

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Two solid reports surfaced this week about a smartphone partnership between Amazon and HTC. Is HTC playing with fire here?

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.