Sep 6th, 2013

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It’s been a big week for Android. So big, you might feel like you need to sit down, relax, and take it all in over the weekend. If you’re feeling a little chatty, you might want to swing on over to our very own Android Forums, the world’s first and largest Android forum. There you can join in discussions from other Android fans like yourself who are wondering if these newly announced Android devices — Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy Gear, Sony Xperia Z1 — are all they’re made out to be. Here’s are a few threads in the forums currently buzzing:

The spec nobody is talking about: USB 3.0 B — The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was announced earlier this week, and with all the new fangled hardware and software features, it seems one valuable spec didn’t get enough buzz for forum member drexappeal:  microUSB port is a 3.0 b. Head on over to the thread to learn more.

Samsung Galaxy Gear: Are you buying one? — While it’s tough to gauge accurately, it seems that with the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Gear, the world wasn’t exactly smelling what Samsung was cookin’. Samsung’s banking on smartwatches being the “next big thing”, getting the jump on Apple and their rumored iWatch. Have strong feelings on the Galaxy Gear (or smartwatches in general)? Head over to the thread and let your voice be heard.

Sony Xperia Z1 Early Hands On Previews — Sony’s latest flagship was formally announced during IFA 2013, and if you’re looking for a handful of hands-on videos and opinions, check out the Early Hands On Previews thread. There, El Presidente is compiling an ongoing list of hands-on videos of the device. Feel free to add a few of your favorites and talk about whether or not the Sony Xperia Z1 is on your Android radar this year.

Nexus 5 Pre-Release/Speculation Thread — The Nexus 5 is coming. That you can be sure of. While we’re not entirely sure if it will actually be called the Nexus 5, or if Google will simply refresh the original Nexus 4 (ala Nexus 7 2013), there’s enough leaks over the past few days that everyone is already buzzing about it. If you’re looking to see what everyone is saying, head on over to the Nexus 5 Pre-Release/Speculation Thread where we’ll be talking everything Nexus 5, leading up until the phone’s inevitable release.

And that, folks, is just a taste of what’s poppin’ over on Android Forums. If you haven’t yet, make sure you sign up and we’ll be back next week with more From the Forums.

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