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May 16, 2021

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

👋 Tristan Rayner with two hands on the steering wheel at all times. No feet from the backseat! (See the tweet of the week if you're not sure what's going on...)

Popular news this week
Asus Zenfone 8 Flip 10
Luke Pollack / Android Authority

Zenfone gets to 8:

  • The team checked out the Zenfone 8 and gave the Zenfone 8 Flip an early hands-on as well. The Zenfone 8 review has this classic line: “Asus made a deal with the devil in order to pull off the small-sized Zenfone 8.” That explains that to keep it at a compact 5.9-inches, battery life and overall camera quality suffer just a bit.



Tech Calendar
  • May 18-20: Google I/O 2021
  • May 19-20: Qualcomm 5G Summit 2021
  • June 7-11: WWDC 2021
  • June 28- July 1: MWC 2021 — still on for now, apparently!

Tech Tweet of the Week

Just a bizarre turn of events:

This whole thread is incredible. Dude gets busted driving a Tesla from the backseat, car gets impounded. He goes out and *BUYS A NEW TESLA* immediately, and says he’s going to keep driving that way. “I pioneered this” he says missing the fact that people have died doing this.
— Mike Masnick (@mmasnick) May 13, 2021

All the best,

Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.

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