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This week in Android: Black Friday, Thunder Purple OnePlus 6T, and more

Smartwatch reviews, new SoCs, and camera comparison — this was quite the busy week.

Published onNovember 18, 2018

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Black Friday is upon us! It’s time to whip out those credit cards and get some killer deals on some awesome tech. Fortunately, we have rounded up all the best deals for you in our Black Friday Hub. Dive on in and get ready for some savings!

Meanwhile in the tech world, we had some new developments. Right off the bat, our full review of the SKAGEN Falster 2 smartwatch is in. The good news is that SKAGEN put in everything we asked for in our SKAGEN Falster review last year. The bad news is that the watch is still pretty terrible — laggy and doesn’t even last a full day on a charge. No bueno.

The rest of this week was dominated by processor announcements, processor comparisons, camera announcements, and camera comparisons. Variety is indeed the spice of life, so when Mark Zuckerberg made his management staff switch from iPhone to Android, it was all good. Then we’ve got a redesign for our favorite podcast app, a new color for one of our favorite phones, and we get a look at a flip phone you will drool over.

Here are your top stories for the week

2:00 – Black Friday 2018: Here are all the deals you can expect

Black Friday is upon us, and this Black Friday Hub is where you can find the best deals on all of your favorite electronics.

6:00 – SKAGEN Falster 2 review: The prettiest Wear OS watch has a problem

SKAGEN refreshed its smartwatch, and included everything we missed from the first generation. But there’s a problem…

A render of the Samsung Galaxy Exynos 9820.

Samsung’s new processor is built on an 8nm process and can support up to five cameras.

23:30 – How does Apple’s new A12X processor compare to other 7nm mobile SoCs?

Gary Sims pits the new A12X processor against the other 7nm chips out there and… whoa.

24:30 – HUAWEI exec: Quad camera phones with 10x zoom expected to launch in 2019

Three cameras just aren’t enough. Let’s make four camera phones! They’re coming people.

30:20 – Do AI cameras matter? LG V40 vs HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro vs Google Pixel 3 edition

We pit three AI-toting phone cameras in a showdown to see if AI really improves photography or not.

Meanwhile, here are some stories we couldn’t cover on the podcast

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Tim Cook said Apple values privacy. Mark Zuckerberg said we no longer value Apple.

Pocket Casts introduces a Material Theme redesign with improved podcast discovery

Pocket Casts is one of our favorite podcast players (shoutout to the Android Authority Podcast!) and it has a new look.

Hands-on with Samsung One UI and Android Pie on the Galaxy S9

We go hands-on with Samsung’s new One UI (beta) and it’s just as good as advertised.

One of the best tech bargains of the year just got a new paint job and holy purple is it pretty.

Google Pixel 3 Lite prototype has 3.5mm jack, Snapdragon 670, plastic build

Google might have one last trick up its sleeve — a mid-range Pixel. Rebirth of the Nexus?

Who wants to win a Nomu S50 Pro?

This week, we’re giving away brand new Nomu S50 Pro rugged smartphones to three different winners. Enter this week’s Sunday giveaway for your chance to win!

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