This week in your world of Android: the HTC One Mini 2 leaked, the G3 showed of its brushed metal finish, the AMOLED-equipped Tab S broke cover, a wave of leaks revealed the ultra-cheap Moto E, Google pushed a big update to Maps, Huawei launched the Ascend P7, and the first traces of the next Nexus device showed up online.
These are the essential stories, the summary of an entire week in just a few words. It’s Android Weekly.
Here comes the One Mini 2
Just in case you didn’t know, HTC was preparing a little brother for the aluminum-clad M8, leakers this week revealed the One Mini 2 for all to see. Sleek design, decent specs, maybe a good price too? Count us in!
Two weeks to go to the G3’s official unveiling, and leaks are coming in furiously. This week’s crop suggests the G3 will be sporting a sexy brushed-metal finish. The big question – will it be plastic or aluminum?
Three years since the Tab 7.7, it’s high time for another AMOLED tablet, and Samsung is ready to make our wishes come true. The Tab S will come in 8.4 and 10.5 inches varieties, and feature high-end specifications and a Galaxy S5-like design.
Motorola has long talked about its goal to make great phones that everyone can afford, and now it’s finally making good on its promise. Due to launch next week, the Moto E may redefine the term “budget”.
Saving the best for last, eagle eyed users spotted references to mysterious new devices in Google’ Chromium code. “Flounder” may be the upcoming HTC-made Nexus tablet, while “Molly” appears to be the codename for Google’s first Android TV set-top-box.