This week’s prime tales: Pixel Four re-reviewed, Android 10 for OnePlus 6, Moment fisheye lens, extra

In this week’s prime tales: we re-review the Google Pixel Four one month after its launch, Android 10 arrives for the OnePlus 6 and 6T, we have a look by way of Moment’s new fisheye lens on the Pixel 4, and extra.

It’s Black Friday weekend, and among the many many offers collected by our staff at 9to5Toys, the Google Pixel Four is on sale beginning at $699 merely a month after launch. Our Ben Schoon re-reviewed the Google Pixel Four to see if that new sale price is enough to make up for the telephone’s flaws.

However, at $699, a lot of that turns into much more forgivable. $699 is nicely beneath the price of competing smartphones just like the Galaxy Note 10 and iPhone 11 Pro. Unless you completely want these options, the Pixel’s financial savings of $300 or extra is just compelling. Of course, there’s the still-cheaper OnePlus 7T, however fewer shopping for choices and other concerns might rule that gadget out for many individuals.

Earlier this month, OnePlus started the rollout of Android 10 to its OnePlus 6 and 6T gadgets, however this preliminary model was inflicting some main points for individuals who put in it. Over three weeks later, OnePlus has introduced {that a} new model will begin to arrive within the subsequent few days.

It seems that the OnePlus 6/6T Android 10 replace was paused utterly because of some constant points, however is about to restart someday “next week.” OnePlus confirmed that the brand new Android 10 construct is awaiting CTS approval and will probably be heading out from subsequent week as soon as approval has been confirmed.

The Google Pixel 4, like its predecessors, has improbable pictures, between its telephoto lens and software-based enhancements. One factor many complained was lacking from the Pixel 4, on the very least compared to the iPhone 11 Pro, is a large angle lens, however the people at Moment have a solution! Our Ben Schoon reviewed Moment’s new fisheye lens and confirmed what it may well convey to the Google Pixel 4.

The Android energy consumer neighborhood can rejoice this week, as a way has been found to play Google Stadia video games on nearly any Android phone with root. The Google Stadia app may be put in on any Android telephone to handle your account, however at launch, solely Google Pixel telephones can play video games straight on the telephone display. The new root trick includes merely pretending to be a “Google Pixel 4.”

Of course, this course of has the potential to interrupt sure apps in your telephone, as you’re pretending to be a totally completely different gadget. Additionally, it’s doable that this root approach might break Stadia’s phrases and situations, which may put your Stadia account in danger.

Finally, a small scare popped up within the Made by Google world, as at least two Pixel 4 reviewers are discovering the telephone’s display is dropping its oleophobic coating. The coating is designed to forestall issues just like the oils in your fingers from being absorbed into the display. Thus, ought to such a coating put on off, your Pixel Four would start to look oily and gross.

It’s not clear if that is simply a problem with their assessment items, or the oleophobic coating on the Pixel Four is thinner than many different comparable smartphones. However, we’re not seeing any widespread points and there are only a few folks claiming to see the identical issues. That would possibly merely be because of the widespread utilization of display protectors on trendy smartphones — that may be picked up for under $10.

The remainder of this week’s prime tales comply with:

Black Friday |

Android |

Apps & Updates |

Made by Google |

Reviews |

Samsung |

Videos |

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