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This week in Android: Pixel 4 leaks flood in, underwhelming iPhone competition
Another week, another long list of Pixel 4 leaks. At this point, we’ve seen just about everything there is to see about Google’s upcoming flagship phones, including new color schemes, motion gesture details, camera features, gaming performance, picture and video samples, and more. Keep up with the latest leaks (it’s hard, we know) at our Pixel 4 rumor roundup.
Android’s biggest competitor had a big week, with Apple unveiling the iPhone 11 series, plus a new iPad, Apple Watch, and several subscription services. The new iPhones feature improved performance and for the first time multiple cameras, which isn’t anything unheard of for Android fans. We weren’t impressed with the lack of fast charging in the box and abysmal storage options, starting at just 64 GB on a flagship phone.
On the review side, this week we published our reviews of the realme 5 Pro, the Google Nest Hub Max, the Fitbit Versa 2, the vivo Z1x, and the Android 10 update. Also be sure to check out some of our continuing coverage from last week’s IFA, where we listed our favorite new audio products, laptop computers, and mobile accessories.
Here are the top 10 Android stories of the week
- Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL rumors: Leak deluge edition — Literally every day this week brought a new Pixel 4 leak. Read all the latest here!
- vivo Z1x review: Attractive design and good-enough specs — A gorgeous color scheme and great design make the vivo Z1x an attractive proposition.
- Fitbit Versa 2 review: Inching towards greatness — The Fitbit Versa 2 is an improvement over the original Versa, but Fitbit still has plenty of work to do.
- Android 10 review: The most personal Android yet — Android 10 is one of the biggest Android launches in years. Check out everything there is to see with our review!
- Android 10 on OnePlus 7 Pro: Hands-on with all the new OxygenOS — Check out all the new features in OxygenOS’ Android 10-flavored upgrade from the first open beta.
- Apple shouldn’t be praised for doing the bare minimum — The new iPhones are official, but Apple shouldn’t be boasting about including the basics in a $1000 smartphone.
- Disney Plus vs Apple TV Plus: Battle of the “Netflix killers” — We pit the two upcoming “Netflix killer” streaming services against each other: Disney Plus vs Apple TV Plus.
- TCL Plex and folding screen concepts show company ready to flex brand power — TCL used IFA to shift its focus with its first own-branded phone, the TCL Plex.
- Best new audio products out of IFA 2019 — From headphones to soundbars, these are the best new audio products from IFA 2019.
- The best new mobile accessories from IFA 2019 — Here are Android Authority’s picks for the best new mobile accessories from IFA 2019.
Learn more on the Android Authority Podcast
This week on the podcast we were joined by Jaime Rivera from Pocketnow to talk about the slew of Pixel 4 leaks and Apple’s new iPhone 11 lineup. Listen to the full episode below!
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