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This week’s top stories: Talking Schmidt, Batman S7 Edge, OnePlus 3 & Loop VR, new apps & more

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In this week’s top stories: The latest OnePlus 3 news comes alongside our first look at an upcoming Batman-themed Galaxy S7 Edge from Samsung. A handful of Google apps received notable updates this week, as did a US field test for the much anticipated Pokémon GO mobile game arriving this summer. And Google exec Eric Schmidt makes some noise with comments about Galaxy S7 being better than iPhone in our latest Talking Schmidt. Head below for the usual handy links to these top stories and more.

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We kick things off this week with our latest Talking Schmidt installment in which Google exec Eric Schmidt expresses his thoughts on Galaxy S7 being a better device than iPhone, despite being an iPhone 6s user himself. And another Google exec made comments this week about current high-end phones likely not being up to spec for use with its new Daydream VR platform.

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As always, Android device news makes up many of our most shared stories from this week. Most notably, we get a look at the upcoming Batman themed, gold-plated Galaxy S7 Edge, as well as the latest on the OnePlus 3 and its “Loop VR” headset announced this week. And one of our top shared Android device stories was news that Nexus devices could soon get access to unlimited original quality image & video backup in Google Photos.

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We move on to some Android Wear news, including our list of Android Wear watches getting the Android Wear 2.0 update, before finishing off with our top videos and the latest new apps and updates.

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s weekly Logic Pros series and makes music as one half of Toronto-based Makamachine.