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This week in Android: IFA 2019 roundup, Mate X + Galaxy Fold hands-on!
IFA 2019 is coming to a close, and what a busy week it’s been.
The biggest news of the week? We were able to go hands-on with the Huawei Mate X and Samsung Galaxy Fold again. Both phones have been updated since their original versions, and the changes are pretty interesting.
We also caught the announcements of the Huawei Kirin 990, Galaxy A90 5G, LG G8X, and a ton of smartwatches. On top of all the IFA news, the Pixel 4 leaked out like crazy, and Android 10 officially launched this week.
There’s a ton to catch up on, so read on for the top Android news of the week.
Here are the top 10 Android stories of the week
- IFA 2019: Every key announcement, in brief — IFA 2019 is finally over, and there were a ton of announcements. Read up on all of them right here.
- Video: We spent 2 hours with the Huawei Mate X — We’ve spent time with Huawei’s foldable Mate X before, but never for this long. Here’s what we learned.
- Video: Get a full overview of Android 10 in just 11 minutes — Android 10 is officially out, and we’ve got a whole video explaining all the new features.
- Google Pixel 4 leaks galore — The Google Pixel 4 leaked quite a bit this week, even in a new hands-on video. Check out all the rumors right here.
- Video: Here’s how Samsung made the Galaxy Fold more durable — Samsung fixed the Galaxy Fold’s durability issues. Here’s how the company did it.
- A ton of smartwatches were announced at IFA 2019. Here are the best ones. — Wear OS watches? Check. Running watches? Check. Smartwatches for seniors… also check? Here are all the smartwatches from IFA 2019.
- Samsung Galaxy A90 5G launched: A 5G flagship for less than $800 — You don’t need to spend over $1,000 to get a 5G Samsung phone.
- LG G8X ThinQ hands-on: Is this LG’s answer to the Galaxy Fold and Mate X? — The G8X is a repurposed LG G8 with a Dual Screen attachment. Is that cool? You be the judge.
- Huawei Kirin 990 announced: A tiny 5G, AI, and gaming powerhouse — Huawei’s new flagship SoC has been announced. Here’s what it’s all about.
- TCL Plex hands-on: TCL’s global debut looks promising — TCL is getting into the phone business on its own this time. Here’s a close look at TCL’s first mid-tier flagship, the Plex.
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