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Android Central 182: The Walking Dead


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A little bit of doom and gloom this week, folks. We've got many an executive departure, with Vic Gundotra from Google, and Scott Croyle and Ford Davidson from HTC. We've got OnePlus simultaneously intriguing and infuriating us. We've got controversy surrounding how we'd "fix" the HTC One M8. We've got Amazon getting HBO content later this year.

Plus we've got special guest JR Raphael! Join us!

Thing 1: Comings and goings ... Well, mostly goings ...

  • Vic Gundotra, head of Google+, is leaving Google
  • HTC design lead Scott Croyle departing company
  • Ford Davidson leaving HTC, contemplates new startup

Thing 2: The OnePlus One is official

  • OnePlus One finally official, available in Q2 from $299
  • OnePlus One specs
  • Don't smash anything: OnePlus uses a bad idea to give away 100 phones

Thing 3: Other stuff

  • How we'd 'fix' the HTC One M8
  • HTC rumored to be the partner for the rumored Nexus 8 tablet
  • Link all of the things! IFTTT now available on Android
  • Summary: Motorola's Punit Soni on design, specs and software
  • Study shows that Samsung users spend little time on bloatware apps
  • The Amazon Phone reported be an AT&T exclusive with Amazon Prime Data
  • Amazon being sued for trademark infringement by company behind FyreTV porn streamer
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