This week in Android: Pixel 3, Razer 2, so much extra!

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are Google's latest flagships

#Phonepocalypse continues! This week we noticed the brand new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL drop in New York. Along with that, Google offered us to the Google Home Hub and the Pixel Slate. Hot on their heels, Razer up to date its to its second-generation telephone. It made the entire proper strikes, upgrading the place it had to, and conserving the most efficient portions. Finally, towards the tip of the week we noticed the sector’s first quad digicam setup in the Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 version. One week, four telephones. That’s a lovely just right week. But it didn’t forestall there.

Sadly, we additionally noticed the passing of Google’s social community, Google+.  It turns out there used to be a trojan horse in a Google+ API that made some consumer profiles prone. The trojan horse used to be by no means exploited, however Google made up our minds to near down the community anyway. Speaking of social networks, Facebook offered us to the Facebook Portal, a big touchscreen software designed for video conferencing and Facebook’s video platform, Facebook Watch. The jury continues to be out as to how helpful this will likely be, however keep tuned. 

Finally, we have now a recreation streaming platform from Microsoft, a new software from Essential, and the crew right here celebrates Google’s acquire of YouTube with a few of our favourite movies.

Here are your most sensible tales for the week

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL hands-on

Google’s subsequent flagship is right here, and we have now the entire main points!


Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL: Here are the entire new digicam options

Google’s match used to be all concerning the digicam. From Top Shot to Super Res Zoom, we damage all of it down for you.


Google Pixel Slate hands-on: An iPad Pro competitor?

The Google Pixel Slate is Google’s iPad Pro competitor, working a touch-optimized model of Chrome.


Google Home Hub hands-on: A house with a view

The Google Home Hub is Google’s resolution to the Amazon Echo Show, and it’s lovely nice!


Missed the Pixel 3 match? Catch up in four mins with this video!

If you overlooked the development, and the podcast, this video gets you on top of things.


That used to be the primary podcast of the week. Here’s the second one

3:05 – Google+ to close down after non-public consumer information uncovered

Google’s social community is ultimate its doorways, however for a truly bizarre explanation why.


17:30 – Razer Phone 2 specifications: Familiar, however higher in the entire ways in which subject

We’re breaking down the entire insides of the Razer telephone 2. It’s lovely superior.


Razer Phone 2 hands-on: A pointy improve

Razer Phone 2 glass back

Razer upgraded its second-generation telephone in the entire proper techniques, making it a real flagship.


26:50 – Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) introduced: Four rear cameras, however there may be extra to love

The international’s first quad digicam software is right here. Check out Samsung’s newest innovation.


35:15 – Brace your self: Samsung may drop the headphone jack from subsequent yr

Samsung is one of the remaining bastions of the headphone jack, however that can be converting overdue subsequent yr.


Meanwhile, listed here are some tales we couldn’t quilt at the podcast

Facebook’s Alexa-powered good show is named Portal, and it’s monumental

A publicity image of the Facebook Portal smart display in a kitchen. Facebook

The Facebook Portal is right here, putting a digicam in your own home from the corporate that sucks at privateness. What might be able to pass flawed?


There generally is a new, extremely formidable Essential software proven at CES 2019

Essential would possibly have one thing new up it’s sleeve. Not a brand new telephone, however one thing totally new to the business. Our hobby is piqued.


Microsoft’s Project xCloud: Console gaming enjoy streamed on your telephone

Similar to Google’s Project Stream, Project xCloud will let you play lovely much any recreation on any software by means of streaming.


The AA crew celebrates Google purchasing YouTube with our favourite movies

Google purchased YouTube 12 years in the past, and to have a good time, we provide you with our favourite 11 movies from the carrier. The remaining one, is as much as you!


Who needs to win a Google Pixel 3?

This week, we’re giving freely a brand spanking new Pixel 3 and two Speck circumstances to move together with it. Enter this week’s Sunday giveaway to your likelihood to win!

Don’t leave out those movies

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