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Facebook today became the first third-party Android app (not build by Google) to surpass 1 billion installs from Google Play. It’s even more popular than a number of Google’s own apps, including Hangouts, Google Search, and even Chrome.

Android Wear on the Moto 360. Photo: Google.

Android Wear on the Moto 360. Photo: Google.

Google has promised new Android Wear updates that will add support for GPS and bring new features before the end of the year. Also part of the search giant’s plans is enabling Android Wear watches to pair with other wearables, and allowing third-party developers to create custom watch faces

Google's latest event invite. Image: Android Authority.

Google’s latest event invite. Image: Android Authority.

Google has begun issuing invitations for a September 15 event in India where it is expected to announced the first crop of Android One devices built specifically for emerging markets. The handsets are expected to go on sale next month, with prices starting at just $100.

HERE for Android. Image: Nokia.

HERE for Android. Image: Nokia.

Samsung has reached an agreement with Nokia to secure exclusive rights to its HERE maps service as it looks to give its Android users a new alternative to Google Maps. The new HERE app for Android will only be available on Galaxy-branded smartphones and tablets, and there will be a HERE companion app for Samsung’s new Gear S smartwatch.

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

AT&T has halted its rollout of the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update for the HTC One M8, just days after it began releasing it to customers over-the-air. It seems the current build introduces a nasty bug that causes severe battery drain, and AT&T hasn’t yet confirmed when a new one will be available.

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