This week in your world of Android: the OnePlus One landed with a bang, Hangouts got smarter, a Nexus 8 rumor made the rounds, Plus boss Vic Gundotra announced he’s leaving Google, the Tab 4 line got a release date, and more LG G3 specs leaked out.
These are the essential stories, the summary of an entire week in just a few words. It’s Android Weekly.
The OnePlus One is here
Few phones have been so hyped ahead of their launch, especially when it comes to brand new devices like the OnePlus One. Overhyped or not, the self-proclaimed flagship killer’s $299 price tag is sure to keep it in the spotlight.
One of the qualms many users had with Google’s Hangouts messaging app was the fact that it didn’t unify SMS and chat conversations into one thread. That’s no longer the case, since the latest update brought Hangouts this much awaited capability.
The father of Google Plus, Vic Gundotra, one of Google’s top executives and public figures, announced he would be leaving the company after a 7-year tenure. Gundotra’s departure sparked talk about upheaval at Google Plus, though rumors of the social network’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.