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Crossy Road Android Release Date Announced

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With a five star average on the App Store and a secure spot in the top 10 free games, Crossy Road has seemingly conquered the world… unless you’re an Android gamer. If you’re an Android gamer, you’re very likely asking “Crossy what now?”

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Google pushes 'go' on Android Studio

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Worried Oompa-Loompas are questioning security guards and combing the wilds of Mountain View after it was discovered that Google has allowed a product, the Android Studio IDE, to escape from the Chocolate Factory's near-impenetrable Beta compound.

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$6 quad core SoC targets low cost 4K set-top boxes

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Linux

Android and Linux are the most likely platforms here.

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Google's Massive New Android Update Is Coming To The Galaxy S5

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Samsung's flagship smartphone will soon be getting the latest version of Android, which Google has been calling its biggest mobile software update yet.

Android 5.0 Lollipop is now available for Galaxy S5 owners in Poland, blog Sam Mobile first reported, which suggests a broader rollout isn't too far away.

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Android's Jack and Jill compilers head uphill to developers

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Development

Android's new, largely undocumented compilers are still works in progress, but aim to speed up the compilation process

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Android Circuit: Galaxy S6 Leaks, Google's Best Android Games From 2014, Lollipop's Big Review

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Taking a look back at the week in news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including leaks around Samsung’s 2015 flagship, J. K. Shin stays in charge at Samsung’s Mobile Division, Lollipop reviewed in-depth as it arrives on the Galaxy S5 in Poland, comparing the ‘mini’ handsets, interviewing the Russian behind the smartphone with two screens, will bloatware arrive over-the-air, Chrome’s hidden reading mode, and the best Google Play Apps and Games.

Android Circuit is here to remind you of a few of the many things that have happened around Android over the last seven days (and you can read the weekly Apple news digest here).

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A huge leak may have just revealed the Galaxy S6’s monster specs

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Various reports have claimed that Samsung is designing its next-gen top Android handset from scratch in an attempt to reinvent its flagship smartphone, as the previous Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 failed to really impress buyers. A new report from Chinese publication cnmo.com suggests that the Galaxy S6 might have already been spotted in AnTuTu, with the benchmark app having possibly revealed the phone’s specs in the process.

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​Lollipop 5.01 review: The Android release we've been waiting for

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Is it finally safe to upgrade to Android 5 after the recent release of Android 5.01? Based on my experiences with my pair of 2013 Nexus 7 tablets, the answer is an unqualified yes.

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10 of the best Android apps from November 2014

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November sure was a busy month for new apps and notable updates; from photo recognition, to launchers, to Biz Stone’s new app for sharing random thoughts.

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Also: Top 10 Android Apps For November 2014

Android motorcycle helmet open for pre-order

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Skully announced a limited public pre-order round for its Android-based head-up display motorcycle helmet, available for $1,499 through Jan. 8.

The “world’s first augmented reality motorcycle helmet,” was a record-breaking $2.8 million Indiegogo success this summer, says Skully. (The frozen Indiegogo page shows a total of $2.44 million, but hey, it’s still a lot of money.) The helmets are now shipping, and beginning Monday, anyone can order the smart helmet, as long as you have $1,499 left in your holiday gift fund.

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