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Having a look again at seven days of stories and headlines internationally of Android, this week’s Android Circuit contains Samsung’s folding Galaxy digital camera, reviving the OnePlus Nord 2 5G, Huawei teasing the P50, Realme’s new pill, Honor confirming Magic3 particulars, Put on OS Three updates, the Floor Duo’s future, and a brand new dwelling for Pocketcasts.

Android Circuit is right here to remind you of some of the numerous issues which have occurred round Android within the final week (and you will discover the weekly Apple information digest right here). 

The Galaxy’s Folding Digicam 

Not too long ago revealed Samsung patents counsel that the subsequent Z Flip mannequin after the handset anticipated to launch subsequent month can have a rotating digital camera mounted within the hinge:

“The main target on this design is on the digital camera system. Samsung appears to see an opportunity to course of the twin digital camera within the hinge. It must also be potential to rotate the digital camera, which might be directed forwards, upwards and backwards to be able to take footage from totally different angles. From selfies to common photograph and video recordings.”

(Let’s Go Digital).

Reviewing The OnePlus Nord 2 5G

OnePlus has introduced the subsequent handset in its mid-range line-up. The OnePlus Nord 2 5G replaces final yr’s Nord, and should you’re a follower of the OnePlus story you’ll spot the resemblances to the ‘Flagship Killer’ mythos of the early OnePlus handsets. Due to OnePlus, I’ve been in a position to spend time with the handset this week to evaluation it:

“It’s straightforward to say that the OnePlus Nord 2 5G is OnePlus again to doing what it does greatest, particularly in case you have been following OnePlus from the scrappy days of 2015, the invite solely system, and the usage of Cyanogen Mod. The corporate has advanced since then, and the merchandise have advanced since then as nicely. But the Nord 2 does meet that authentic imaginative and prescient, to be a real flagship killer. That OnePlus is basically disrupting itself is among the energy of the bundle. It’s working arduous to be the absolute best handset on the £400-£450 mark.” 


Teasing The P50 

Huawei’s Twitter account has introduced launch date of 29th July for a mysterious gold machine. It’s not that mysterious, given everyone seems to be ready for the Huawei P50. What will probably be fascinating is how the P handsets promote within the US and Europe, given the persevering with inclusion on the US Entities Record, banning commerce and companies by US firms – which incorporates Google and its Cellular Companies

 “On 29th July, we will probably be unveiling our latest merchandise on the HUAWEI New Flagship Merchandise Launch. Keep tuned to search out out extra.”

(Huawei on Twitter).

 A New Pill From Realme

Realme might have simply launched the Realme GT grasp in China, and is making ready the X9 for launch in August, is the model planning to launch a pill? Following on from varied official teases, Steve Hemmerstoffer of @OnLeaks has gathered all the data to create his personal RealMe Pad Renders:

“Realme Pad can have a show measuring roughly 10.four inches in measurement. The renders present the pill will seem like a generic slab with a protruding single rear digital camera and flat sides; the design of this body is paying homage to the iPad Professional 2020’s. Realme branding might be noticed on the again, together with a straight line that goes by way of the digital camera module to facilitate the dual-tone end as a little bit of a design accent. Within the entrance, the uniformly thick bezels surrounding the display are clearly seen, as is the one selfie shooter positioned within the center.”

(through 91mobiles).

Honor Confirms New Magic3 Particulars 

Forward of the launch of the Honor Magic3 smartphone on August 12, Honor has been quietly confirming particulars on the machine as the times go by. In addition to asserting the Magic3 sequence will probably be utilizing Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888+ system on chip, an official image of the protecting case has revealed a major round cutout on the rear of the handset; presumably for the digital camera island:

“AI “basically adjustments the pictures expertise,” stated Amon. “It makes everybody an expert photographer.” The mix with 5G is especially potent. “…we’re going to see a change with 5G that’s larger and extra profound than what we noticed with 4G and the smartphone revolution we’ve got right this moment,” added Amon. You’ll be able to learn extra at”


(Not) Updating Your Smartwatch

Google’s Android-powered smartphone platform might not have the breadth of adoption because the Apple Watch, but it surely has been quietly powering the wrists of many customers since its launch and thru numerous rebrands. The upcoming bump as much as Put on OS Three was introduced at I/O earlier this yr, with a be aware that some present smartwatches will be capable to improve their software program. The listing is extremely small – and doesn’t characteristic any watches from Samsung or Fitbit – however any improve won’t occur till the center of subsequent yr:

“In a brand new assist web page, Google has made clear that only a few at present out there watches will make the leap to Put on OS 3. The GPS and LTE variants of Mobvoi’s TicWatch Professional 3, in addition to the not too long ago launched TicWatch E3 and Fossil’s upcoming units, will all obtain new software program, kind of confirming {that a} Snapdragon Put on 4100 is required.” 

(Android Police).

Keping The Floor Duo Going

What subsequent for Microsoft’s Android-powered Floor Duo? Jez Corden units out the case for Redmond to double-down on the idea, nudge the {hardware} ahead, and work intensively on the software program to let the imaginative and prescient shine:

“With a market cap reaching into the trillions I discover it tough to simply accept that Microsoft is not prepared to take this machine extra severely. It might turn out to be the best companion machine for each Home windows 10 and Home windows 11 energy consumer of tomorrow. It might substitute the necessity many have of carrying each a cellphone and a pill, given its distinctive properties. It could possibly be the showcase machine for Xbox Recreation Go and different Microsoft companies. It could possibly be all of this, and extra, if Microsoft is prepared to take an opportunity and actually go all-in on future variations. ” 

(Home windows Central).

And Lastly…

Pocketcasts, one of many key podcast apps on Android, has been purchased by Automattic, the corporate behind WordPress.Stand by for lots extra podcast integration with WordPress, and extra updates and options coming to Pocketcasts now it has a brand new father or mother:

“As a part of Automattic, Pocket Casts will proceed to give you the options wanted to get pleasure from your favourite podcasts (or discover one thing new). We are going to discover constructing deep integrations with and Pocket Casts, making it simpler to distribute and take heed to podcasts. We’re thrilled that we will proceed to present our customers a mess of how to inform and have interaction with tales that matter.” 


Android Circuit rounds up the information from the Android world each weekend right here on Forbes. Don’t neglect to observe me so that you don’t miss any protection sooner or later, and naturally learn the sister column in Apple Loop! Final week’s Android Circuit might be discovered right here, and in case you have any information and hyperlinks you’d wish to see featured in Android Circuit, get in contact!


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