The best Android phones for the holiday season

In today's open source roundup: Which Android phones should be on your shopping list for the holidays? Plus: Valve releases the Steam Broadcasting beta, and find out what's new in Linux 3.18

The best Android phones for the holidays

There are lots of Android phones out there, but sometimes it's hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. Fortunately, Android Central has a holiday guide to help you complete your Android shopping list.

Phil Nickinson at Android Central reports on the best Android phones:

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"What's the best phone right now?" That's probably the question we get around here more than any other. It's subjective, and it's not easy to answer. And truth be told there are whole lot of phones out there right now that you just can't go wrong with.

These are the best Android smartphones that are currently available:

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4

The HTC One M8

The Samsung Galaxy S5

The Moto X 2014

The LG G3

Other phones worth consideration:

Nexus 6

Nexus 5

Moto G

Sony Xperia Z3

More at Android Central

Valve announces Steam Broadcasting beta

Soon you and your friends will be able to watch each other play your favorite games via Steam Broadcasting. This new feature is in beta and lets you click a button to see your friends while they play. Don't worry though, you still have the option of playing privately if you want.

Valve announced the Steam Broadcasting beta on the Steam site:

Watch friends play, with the click of a button. Want to show off? Invite a friend to watch your game. Friend stuck on a level? Watch and give them live pointers.

When you see a friend in game, select "Watch Game" from their profile or from the Friends List to open a window into their gameplay.

More at Steam

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