Hottest Android news and rumors for the week ending Nov. 30

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

Given the apparent fixation of the lower-level rumor sites on the Galaxy S 4, I'm a little surprised that there's no story making the rounds about the GS 4 being an injectable nano-device that lives in your bloodstream, because pretty much everything else is out there already. Some of the rumors might be right, but mostly by accident -- the only thing that looks remotely credible is the idea that it'll come out sometime early in 2013.

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Data, data everywhere -- the news that the iPhone 5 had quickly removed the Galaxy S III from its place atop smartphone sales charts came early this week, surprising almost no one. According to one analyst firm, the Galaxy S III was briefly the top-selling smartphone in the world -- the first to dethrone the iPhone even briefly.

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While the iPhone is back on top, its bigger cousin might have more reason to sweat the competition, according to ABI Research, which released a report on Monday saying that Android devices are rapidly closing in on the iPad in the tablet market.

(Hat tip: TechCrunch)

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Facebook is apparently encouraging employees to use Android devices instead of iPhones, in what TechCrunch is calling a DroidFooding campaign. If this prompts changes for the Android app, I'm all for it.

(Hat tip: TechCrunch, again)

Email Jon Gold at jgold@nww.com and follow him on Twitter at @NWWJonGold.

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