Due to remote schooling starting and being thrown into being an at home IT admin for school laptops, things have been a tad hectic this week so it’s been a little slow but that doesn’t mean that tech hasn’t been happening.
Samsung held their Galaxy Unpacked event and the only thing that really jumps out at me is that the Note 20 Ultra must be mine. Although the Note 20 has a 64MP telephoto lens the Ultra only has a 12MP (but also 5x optical zoom,) but does have a 108MP wide angle lens. It’s… all those pixels.. so many. The Z-Fold 2 was also announced and some accessories (yawn) [The Verge]
The last beta of Android 11 came out. The next will be the official release. There’s a cat game Easter egg evidently. [9to5Google]
Google is floating in-app reviews which mean you don’t have to switch to the Play Store to leave a review. I already completely distrust in-app payments so I’m not particularly fond of the idea of leaving feedback in the app. Seems like an easy thing to fake, and possibly phish a password. [Android Developers via Android Police]
Pixel 5 release date was accidentally leaked for October 8.
The Pixel 4 & 4 XL have been discontinued less than a year after launch. [ZDNet]
The US administration is looking for a broad ban on “untrusted” Chinese apps, ostensibly for spreading propaganda and disinformation. [ZDNet]