Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit includes Samsung Galaxy S22 camera review, OnePlus 10 Pro in America, six months with Pixel 6 Pro, Google Docs confirms Pixel 6a, Redmagic 7 Pro launched , escapes from iPhone to Android, and ten year old Pebble smartwatches.
Android Circuit is here to remind you of a few of the many things that have happened around Android in the last week (and you can find the weekly Apple news summary here).
Samsung cameras go head to head
With so much emphasis on camera technology by manufacturers, comparisons are inevitable … even between two handsets in the same family. Which leads nicely into the camera comparison of Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy S22 Plus:
“Let’s just suffice it to say that the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 +’s images can surprisingly be as good as those taken by the Galaxy S22 Ultra in many situations. After all, the numbers are not everything, and the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s biggest advantage is that it gives you proper optical zoom of 10x and above, something Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 + just can not match… “
OnePlus 10 Pro makes global debut
The latest OnePlus handset was launched globally this week following a Chinese release earlier this year. Particularly noteworthy is the appearance of the OnePlus 10 Pro in the US market on Verizon.
The phone company confirmed that 10 Pro is certified for use on its “Bring Your Own Device” program. In a statement to 9to5Google, Verizon further confirmed that the phone works on the operator’s C-Band 5G network, as well as its nationwide 5G and LTE “but it does not support mmWave due to a lack of hardware required. Verizon also offers a $ 500 gift card to users who switch to Verizon and bring OnePlus 10 Pro to an unlimited plan.”
(9 to 5 Google).
Pixel 6 Pro Long Term Review
Launched in a barrage of advertising, it’s been six months since the Pixel 6 Pro hit the market. How does Google’s flagship smartphone with its exclusive Tensor Mobile chipset cope with the strain of a mobile life six months later?
“Six months after its release, the value of the Pixel 6 Pro remains strong. If anything, it has grown stronger. With other historically cheaper phones coming to similar or higher price tags in 2022, the $ 900 Pixel 6 Pro remains the king of its price range. Its screen and camera struggle with phones that cost $ 200 and $ 300 more, its update promise is still solid (although Samsung is doing better), and most of its problems are manageable.However, Google is at short notice: the bug situation should be fixed in walks.”
Google Docs confirms Pixel 6a
Thanks to the ever-reliable FCC and its wireless device certification process, Google’s application for four Pixel 6a models has come to light. Of course, the Pixel 6a has not yet been launched, but with Google I / O launching on May 11, there is a fitting event for the unveiling in the near future.
The mmWave-compatible version of Pixel 6 has the model name G1AXG and FCC ID A4RG1AZG. These details may indicate that Pixel 6a will follow in Pixel 6’s footsteps, where only carrier-sold versions of the phone supported mmWave connection, or a carrier-specific one may be planned. variant.
“A separate GB62Z version of the phone (FCC ID A4RGB62Z) supports sub-6GHz 5G and even Wi-Fi 6E – a feature we have not yet seen seeping down to the middle segment – but explicitly omits mmWave.”
The cooling power of the Redmagic 7 Pro
In continuation of the Redmagic 7, Nubia has increased the specifications of its gaming phone line with the Redmagic 7 pro. With a huge amount of cooling, responsive touch screen and game controls, a large battery and a custom launcher focused on gamers, Redmagic Pro 7 sets out to define an advanced gaming phone in 2022:
“Ultimately, how well does this phone handle games? During the two weeks of testing, I put RedMagic 7 Pro through countless rounds of Call of Duty: Mobile, Genshin Impact, Asphalt 9 and Fortnite. The phone elite comfortably handled four mobile games as one More often than not, the 7 Pro held the graphics at 60 frames per second (FPS), and every time the device felt hot to the touch, the in-body turbo fan went into high gear to cool it down.It’s on top of the existing steam chamber coating in the device. “
How to escape to Android
Quietly Appearing as a Hidden App in the Apple App Store (and therefore requiring a direct link, instead of stumbling into it via search) is a new app from Google to help move user data from an iPhone or iPad over on an Android device. The service is not quite ready yet – with Google I / O 2022 on the way, maybe it could be announced then?
Switch to Android has now been softly launched in the App Store as an unlisted application – a feature that Apple only recently launched – only available via a direct link that our APK Insight team was able to uncover. With that link we were able to successfully install Switch to Android on an iPhone, and run it.Although everything seems to be ready on the iOS side of things, Android’s setup and restore process is not yet prepared for the availability of the Switch to Android app . “
(9 to 5 Google).
Long before WearOS and the Apple Watch you had Pebble. One of the first smartwatches to receive critical acclaim was Pebble. Ten years after the first crowdfunding campaign, founder Eric Migicovsky looks back on the groundbreaking unit:
“Migicovsky paints the picture of launching Pebble in 2008 with some classmates at the university and launching Kickstarter for its original Pebble device in 2012, before launching in 2013. But in 2016, the company shut down, with its assets acquired by now-Google – owned Fitbit before the end of the year. According to Migicovsky, the collapse was the result of a series of bad decisions, many of them linked to the release of the fateful Pebble Time, which tried (and failed) to expand the company’s market share. “
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