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This week in Android: Here's looking at Q, kid

Android Q is here, and we've been digging into the first beta to find out all the goodies Google has in store for us.

Published onMarch 17, 2019

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This week, we dropped our Nokia 9 PureView review, followed by our Samsung Galaxy S10e review later in the week. In the middle of the week, Google announced the first official Android Q beta, and we still don’t know what dessert it’ll be named after. We do know what phones will have the beta, and all the new features that are coming. Some of our favorites include a new sharing menu, easier Wi-Fi sharing, and even a desktop modeWill you be installing it?

Let’s start off with the big news of the week:

There are six Android Q beta versions on Google’s Q timeline

We will see six iterations of Android Q coming up this year, and here is the timeline for them.

Google announces first Android Q beta, available today for Pixel smartphones

Google released the first official beta for Android Q which includes a revamp of the sharing menu and a new AVI codec.

Everything new in the first Android Q developer preview

We’re breaking down everything that’s new in Android Q including new notifications, swiping actions, and easier Wi-Fi sharing.

But wait, there’s more!

Nokia 9 PureView review: HMD Global’s best effort falls frustratingly short

HMD’s first flagship of the year have five camera sensors on the back, so it must take great pictures, right? Right?!

And finally, all the rest of the news

Samsung Galaxy S10e review: The best Galaxy S10 for most people

Our Samsung Galaxy S10e review is in and it has the same shortcoming at the Galaxy S10 Plus — the camera. But, there’s a workaround for it that makes things better.

Motorola’s rumored Razr foldable phone might not be the flagship beast you hoped for

Motorola’s upcoming RAZR phone might not be able to stand toe-to-toe with other foldables on the specs front. There’s also a question as to whether foldables are worth it at all

Google reportedly shifting employees away from tablet, laptop division

The writing is on the wall for the Pixelbook and Pixel Slate. Things don’t look so good for that part of Google’s hardware division.

vivo Apex 2019 Concept hands-on: No buttons, no ports!

There’s a new concept phone from vivo that has no ports and no buttons. But is there enough innovation to make that worth it?

Here’s the rest of the news for the week

You should probably turn off the Galaxy S10’s face unlock if you value basic security

One of the downsides of the punch hole camera is there isn’t much room for other sensors, like iris scanners, so face unlock security took a hit.

Redmi Note 7 Pro review: Gleaming hardware, unpolished software

Our review of the Redmi Note 7 is in and it is the phone that our reviewer calls “the best phone you can buy for $200.”

Fitbit Versa Lite review: A fantastic entry-level smartwatch

Fitbit is attacking the budget smartwatch crowd hard. Is it the best value out there?

Who wants to win an UMIDIGI F1 Play?

This week, we’re giving away three brand new UMIDIGI F1 Play smartphones. Enter this week’s Sunday giveaway for your chance to win!

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