This week in Android: Mid-range Pixels and Android Q beta news from Google I/O

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This week we finally saw the official release of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, which come with mid-range specs but the same great Pixel camera for half the price. Google I/O featured a number of other announcements including a new Nest device and more, but the big takeaway seems to be an increased focus on Assistant and privacy.

Google I/O also brought with it another look at Android Q. Google has also expanded the list of devices to get the Android Q beta, so check that out if you want a preview of things to come.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold still doesn’t have a release date, and Samsung will begin canceling pre-orders unless users actively confirm them. We could hear news about the release in the next few days, but it’s unlikely that the screen issues that plagued review devices will be completely remedied.


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On this week’s edition of the podcast we discuss Google I/O, which overall left us a feeling a bit underwhelmed. We also touch on the new features pushed out in the Android Q beta this week, and the surprising news about the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Listen to the whole episode below!

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