Tue. Jun 2nd, 2020

This week in Android: Zoom’s fall, benchmark cheating and more

This week in Android: Benchmark cheating, OnePlus 8 is almost here, Zoom's fall from grace, Note 10 Plus giveaway.

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OnePlus has been slowly graduation from a disruptive little brand into a full-blown smartphone OEM. The upcoming OnePlus 8 series is set to go live on April 14th, just a few days away. Save yourself from some unexpected surprises by reading up on everything we know so far now. When that’s done, we explored OnePlus’ pricing over the years, see how they went from budget to premium in anticipation of a new record high price for their next phone.

Zoom quickly became the hated king of video conferencing with a few security issues. Until things are patched fully, companies and governments are taking action. Google already banned the tool from its employees’ machines, and now teachers in Singapore are banned from using it. As we say, as long as folks can hack into meetings, especially classroom meetings with children, maybe other tools are the answer. Speaking of, Google Duo is a solid tool for smaller groups, learn about Duo and others in our little Google Duo vs Skype, WhatsApp and others discussion.

We didn’t review any big phones this week, but we did take a deep dive on a new video platform and a set of gaming headphones. Check out our reviews of the Razer Kraken Ultimate and our thorough look at Quibi.

Cheaters! We all know that phone benchmarking is a difficult task, one that can be gamed. MediaTek has made a statement about their exploits of the leading benchmarking apps, their response comes off as “we all do it.” It’s a good thing we’ve got Gary on our team, SpeedTest G hasn’t been hacked.

For those that celebrate it: Happy Easter!


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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus international giveaway – S Pen and all

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This week, we’re giving away a brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus smartphone. Enter this week’s Sunday giveaway for your chance to win!


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