Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes Google’s official preview, Pixel 8 Pro details, Galaxy Z Fold 5 lessons, Galaxy S4 Ultra camera leaks, Honor Magic V2 Wins IFA, Microsoft Remembers Surface Duo, Xiaomi’s increased Android support, and Android’s new design.
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 digest here).
Made By Google Teaser Video
It may be a month away, but Google is building up some PR momentum around the “Made By Google” event on October 4th. The Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel Watch 2, and Pixel Buds Pro 2 all appeared in Google’s teaser video released earlier this week. We didn’t get a look at the software, but the design was on full show:
“As expected, one of the two leaked color schemes is prominent in the video. The leaked “ Porcelain” color that first appeared on one of the Google Store’s internal pages last week is very much on show. What we don’t see is any software running on the Pixel 8’s screen.”
Pixel 8 Pro Features
That’s not to say that extra details haven’t leaked out away from the official videos. As well as the new colors, the temperature sensor, and the improved Tensor Mobile chipset, you have smaller details that will add to the value:
“The Pixel 8 Pro is also said to ship with a telephoto lens with a 5x zoom, though the features section does not specify if ‘5x’ is lossless zoom or a combination of optical and digital zoom. Other additions such as NFC, mmWave antenna cover, and several microphones will find their way to the flagship.”
Folds, Z Folds, And Android Software
Google’s Pixel Fold may grab the attention, but Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold range is now in its fifth iteration. What software lessons can Samsung teach Google and, in turn, have them roll out across…