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The Weekly Authority: 🗨️ Google Messages' cross platform end-to-end encryption?

Plus what's coming at Galaxy Unpacked 2023, the speedy demise of the Meta Quest Pro, WormGPT worries, and more top tech news.

Published onJuly 22, 2023

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⚡ Welcome to The Weekly Authority, the Android Authority newsletter that breaks down the top Android and tech news from the week. The 254th edition here with possible cross-platform end-to-end encryption for Google Messages, what’s coming at Galaxy Unpacked 2023, a sooner-than-expected arrival for the OnePlus 12, and the speedy demise of the Meta Quest Pro. Plus, it’s time to worry about WormGPT…

📺 This week I started watching Then You Run. It’s a pretty good British thriller/crime drama, if you like screaming at the screen every time somebody does something stupid — i.e., a lot… Fun times!

Popular news this week

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Weekly Wonder

This week’s been quite heavy on the news front, and with a heatwave here in Scotland, my brain hasn’t been wondering quite as much as usual! On that note, here are a few other stories I enjoyed reading this week that you might want to dive into…

Tech Calendar

  • July 26: Samsung Galaxy Unpacked @ 7 AM ET(Galaxy Z Fold 5, Z Flip 5)
  • August: Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 launch
  • September 6: Starfield launches on PC, Xbox Series X
  • October 24-26: Snapdragon Summit 2023 (Snapdragon 8 Gen 3?)
  • January 2024: OnePlus 12 global launch

Tech Tweet of the Week

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The Hustle / Olivia Heller

Something extra: Bored? Why not play Scrabble against a dad? (h/t: The Hustle).

See you next week!

Paula Beaton, Copy Editor.

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