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April 18, 2021

⚡ Welcome back to another edition of The Weekly Authority, the Android Authority newsletter that casts an eye back across the top Android and tech news from the week.

🌞 Tristan Rayner with you again, as we finish the 15th week of the year. Where does the time go...

Popular news this week
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Apple and Samsung announced events, Sony did its best to impress with its Xperia event, while its PS5 sales are reportedly massive even if it’s still extremely difficult to buy. I’m surprised!

Let’s take a look:

OnePlus 9 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra camera shootout black with color
Eric Zeman / Android Authority
  • OnePlus Watch review: A big bad fail here by OnePlus. Our review and reviews around the web were absolutely scathing, one pointing out the device got a step count wrong by 10,000 steps.
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra review: More gimmick than gimme, as the price tag puts it up against the very best, and it falls a little short in a few areas. Also, it’s top-heavy which is likely to hurt your hand.


Would you drink a fancy whiskey aged in days, not decades?

Tech Calendar

Another bustling few weeks coming up — I’ll be surprised if Apple blow us away on Tuesday, but stranger things have happened…:

  • April 20: Apple Spring Loaded event
  • April 28: Samsung Unpacked
  • May 18-20: Google I/O 2021
  • May 19-20: Qualcomm 5G Summit 2021

Tech Tweet of the Week

Woman in the library asked to borrow my charger. She used it for an hour or so then told me “thanks, add me on fb” and literally guided me, looking at my laptop over my shoulder, to her profile. I sent a request bc it felt awkward not to and now I see she rejected the request
— Tradia (@amalieskram) April 16, 2021

All the best,

Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.

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