Ah, the holidays. December is the perfect time for unwinding, to be sure — grab a tasty beverage and kick back, won’t ya? — but it’s also a fine time for reflecting on the year that’s passed and the perspective we’ve gained.

Here at Android Intelligence International Headquarters, we (meaning the squirrel outside my window and I) have been poring over the past 12 months of stories to find the bits and pieces that stand out the most — whether you missed ’em the first time or simply want to seize the opportunity to contemplate and consider once more (wise, you are).

Señor Nuttersby and I have already shared our favorite tips and tricks and Android expert profiles from the year. Now, it’s time to take on the truly chewy stuff — the in-depth analysis that’s floated through these halls and feels just as relevant now as it did when it was first published.

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