Hottest Android news and rumors for the week ending Dec. 7

By Jon Gold, Network World |  Mobile & Wireless, Android, android phones

The M7, however, might have its work cut out for it competing against the Samsung Galaxy S IV, which, appropriately enough, seems to have the busiest rumor mill this side of the iPhone. It'll have an eight-core processor, says IBTimes. It'll have a 1080p screen, or maybe a 720p one, according to whichever Asian rumor site you believe! Nothing new is actually known, of course, but the Galaxy S IV continues to stir a lot of gossip.

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Also, Samsung's just opened its first showroom/retail store in Paris, which means that you've got options for getting your fix for swoopy, quasi-futuristic design beyond Le Defense and the Apple Store next time you're in the City of Lights.

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Nokia swears it's not planning to expand its Android operations, according to a spokesperson's tweet. "Our recently posted job is linked to our HERE maps support for other platforms," said Doug Dawson. The company remains focused on Windows Phone projects.

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Speaking of Windows, Microsoft targeted Android on social media this week with a campaign aimed at getting the hashtag "#DroidRage" trending. It was about as successful as you might expect, given Redmond's well-known skill at managing its public image.

Still, it could've been worse.

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Google Now is getting even more creepily involved in your every move, this time with an update that automatically calls up a host of travel information, including your boarding pass, as soon as it detects that you're heading to the airport. No word on whether it nags you about forgetting your cell phone charger.

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