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Android watchers all a-quiver over the Nexus 5

Jon Gold | Oct. 11, 2013
Qualcomm shoots its collective mouth off again, Samsung flaunts its curves, Eric Schmidt says Android's safer than iOS, and more flak for the Galaxy Note 3.

Maybe that's a bit harsh, but I'm far from alone in having a lot of difficulty seeing what the actual value of the Galaxy Round is. It's a Galaxy Note 3 with a sort of curve in the middle.

I can see the value in the flexible plastic screens the company's planning to come out with those could prove a lot more damage-resistant than the usual glass. But this? Feel free to enlighten me, if you've got a guess.

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Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt made more than a few headlines this week by declaring Android more secure than That Other Operating System, what with the frequent reports of yet another unpleasant malware milestone or creative new threat. But OK, then, whatever you say, Eric!

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I normally consider rants about relatively minor build deficiencies in Android devices pretty tiresome, but Artem Russakovskii over at Android Police has a point when he hammers the Galaxy Note 3's home button for its shoddy construction. Really, if you're going to insist on a physical home button, that's a pretty poor showing, Samsung.

 

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