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We could all be caught at residence for essentially the most half as of late, however that is not stopping us from making one of the best movies we will on the most recent tech. In reality, we have truly ramped up our manufacturing schedule in latest months, and to spotlight a few of our work, we’re beginning a weekly roundup on the entire most up-to-date movies to hit the Android Central YouTube channel.
Microsoft Surface Duo: Coming prior to you assume!
The first time I noticed Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Duo foldable was on the firm’s Surface Event final October, and in line with rumors, it is lastly practically able to launch. This distinctive system is not categorized as a cellphone — a minimum of, not by Microsoft — however it could nonetheless make and take calls, and options two 5.6-inch AMOLED shows held collectively by a 360-degree hinge that allows you to use it in a wide range of totally different eventualities.
Zac Bowden at our companion website Windows Central lately did a deep dive on the Surface Duo’s personalized Android 10 expertise, which was inbuilt collaboration with Movial. The Surface Duo options Surface Pen help, quick charging, and extra, however it additionally lacks help for some fashionable options like 5G, wi-fi charging, and even NFC. Want to know extra concerning the Surface Duo? Watch our rumors video and discover out when you may count on it to go on sale!
WTF goes on with the Google Pixel 5? (and Pixel 4a 5G!)
It’s anyone’s guess what is going on on with the 2020 Pixel lineup at this level. We’ve been seeing leaks and rumors for months pointing to a number of variants of a Pixel 4a, just for more moderen findings to recommend a one-size-fits-all strategy as an alternative. Now we’re beginning to see Pixel 5 renders, as nicely, with a … rear-mounted fingerprint sensor? This appears out of character for any 2020 flagship, however it’s particularly unusual contemplating the Pixel 4’s transfer to Face Unlock final 12 months.
It’s additionally trying like we’ll be seeing a 5G variant of the Pixel 4a, and we lastly have a potential date for a Pixel 4a announcement! It’s quite a bit to maintain observe of, however fortunately Alex’s video goes over the whole lot we all know up to now — and the whole lot we thought we knew earlier than. Give it a watch and get up to hurry on the upcoming Pixel sequence earlier than watching our subsequent video.
Google Pixel 4 Re-Review: Worth it 9 months later?
I’ve spent extra time with the Pixel Four within the final 12 months than with some other cellphone, and that is for one purpose: the digital camera. Well, cameras, however I actually nonetheless want Google would have opted for an ultra-wide secondary lens as an alternative of the 2x telephoto we obtained. The latest beta builds of Android 11 have refreshed the Pixel 4 and made it really feel like a brand new cellphone over again, with nice new options like an prolonged energy menu with faster entry to Google Pay and good residence controls, and a contemporary new music playback interface.
The Pixel 4’s cameras are nonetheless able to taking unimaginable photographs, due to Google’s specialised picture processing tech and options like Night Sight and Astrophotography mode. I nonetheless love the 90Hz refresh fee, and the cellphone is the right dimension for my fingers, although its small dimension comes at the price of a tiny battery. In reality, battery life is the only purpose I do not nonetheless carry the Pixel 4 — if something, I’m holding my hopes up for the Pixel 4a. Watch our re-review to see pattern photographs from the Pixel 4 and how the Android 11 betas have improved the Pixel expertise!
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