Android this week: Candy Crush on your wrist; SMS in Hangouts; Twitter for tablets

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The ability to modify Android(s goog) devices is a key feature that tinkerers can appreciate. Take the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, for example: Ron Amadeo of Ars Technica found it was relatively easy to sideload Android apps on the small wearable device. Aside from installing a few apps and watching a video, he can use the tiny touchscreen to play Candy Crush.

The process for app installation requires the Android SDK on a computer and enabling “USB Debug” mode on the Galaxy Gear. After that, a simple command will push and install the .apk app file of your choice. While the usefulness is limited, this speaks to how flexible Android can be.

Speaking of flexible, the Google Hangouts app looks to be gaining a new feature in the near future. A leaked image shows SMS integration into Hangouts. The app has already taken the place of Google Talk…

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