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The Weekly Authority: Google and OnePlus falling apart? Fun phone leaks

The Pixel 5 is falling apart, literally and figuratively, OnePlus is a scattered mess, fun new phone features leak

Published onOctober 25, 2020

Google Pixel 4 vs OnePlus 8 Pro camera

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Popular News

There were plenty of new devices announced and launched already this month, and there are more to come, but this past week felt more like manufacturers hyping things to come, as well as trying to convince us that their decisions were the right moves for the devices. We won’t judge a decision to use LCD in times of OLED until we’ve tried the phone, but we’re definitely going to miss Google Play Music.

There are a few leaks and rumors floating around as well:


The busy season for new devices is not over, but as we’re busy putting new devices through their paces, you get a light reading week.

Features & Opinion

Behind the scenes, the AA team has been engaged in debate over whether or not Google screwed up, both in terms of this big lawsuit they’re facing, and in knocking off support of the Pixel 2 before the Pixel 5 will ship out to most users. Also, what went wrong, if anything, with the Pixel 5 camera. OnePlus has been of discussion, Carl Pei is out, and they’re launching all sorts of weird phones, is this the company unraveling?

We’ve also been thinking about HUAWEI, both their problems and their attempts to overcome them. Finally, we’ve been watching the PC processor and GPU markets, wondering if there are any lessons that phone chip makers should be paying attention to.


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