This week in Android: Google fails, Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus giveaway

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Thanks Hadlee, we really feel the identical means about Google this week.

Google I/O week is normally the very best week of the yr for Google and Android, however the authentic timing of the cancelled 2020 occasion marks one other epic fail, and this one isn’t accountable on a virus, no, Google themselves are accountable.

Seemingly impartial of the Pixel staff information, we didn’t see the Pixel 4a launch this week, we’re underneath the impression it’s delayed till June.

Studies and hypothesis swirled across the trade after some key members of Google’s smartphone staff instructed the corporate the place to go and easy methods to get there. Each the Google Pixel Supervisor and the person credited with the success of the Pixel cameras have walked out. The report says that Rick Osterloh and others have been disenchanted within the Pixel four even earlier than it launched. 

We perceive, we’ve some Pixel gripes as effectively. And now we’re anxious about the way forward for Google telephones.

Google can also be pulling the plug on Google Play Music, and most of us aren’t glad about that. I suppose Google’s analysis says that folks need streaming companies, and we will’t deny that YouTube is a beast, however is YouTube Music the way forward for audio that we actually need? We’ll attempt to be neutral in our information protection, however make no mistake, the overwhelming majority of Android Authority writers I spoke to aren’t glad about this, myself included. Whereas most of us will give YouTube Music a attempt to see what it’s all about, nearly all of us are already migrating to a brand new everlasting answer for our music. Humorous factor, you agree with us. So simply what’s Google considering?!?

Their smartphone efforts want some consideration, however which may be the least of Google’s considerations within the close to future, there’s a good likelihood that the U.S. Justine Division will launch a brand new antitrust investigation into the corporate. The DOJ is worried about Google’s search and advert enterprise, so perhaps there may be nonetheless hope for a Pixel 5 with some actual specs. Oh, by no means thoughts.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus worldwide giveaway – Nicely rounded, and shortly to be yours

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