This week in Android: The good, the bad, and the beauty of OnePlus

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This was a big week in mobile, especially on the other side of the aisle. Apple had its annual smartphone launch event which revealed three new phones and a new watch. It must be nice to have a new watch coming out. Anyway…

OnePlus brought us some tears of joy and frustration this week as we found some very good reasons to look forward to the OnePlus 6T and one very small reason not to — small as in 3.5mm to be precise. That’s right, as much as OnePlus is doing right with this device, that headphone jack thing is going to bug us, for sure.

Finally, we look forward to Google’s next device launch, the next step in silicone chip design, and our full Samsung Galaxy Note 9 camera review is in. It’s pretty awesome.

Here are your top stories for the week

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01:45 – Everything Apple announced today: iPhone, iOS, Apple Watch, and more

To lead things off, we took a look at Android’s competition to see what they’re up to. Looks like they’re up to about 1,100 bucks.


16:00 – 6 reasons why I am incredibly excited for the OnePlus 6T

Our writers are excited for the OnePlus 6T and one of them laid out all the reasons why.


20:10 – OnePlus 6T won’t have a headphone jack

Then again, it’s not all wine and roses, is it? But OnePlus thinks it’s okay.


24:45 – What to expect from Google’s Pixel 3 hardware event this October

Google is launching at least two new phones next month. Will there be more?


32:20 – Smartwatches can last all week with the Snapdragon Wear 3100, but there’s a catch

The Snapdragon 3100 smartwatch processor promises up to one week of battery life, as long as you don’t want to use the “smart” part.


36:30 – Multiple lenses: The next big trend in mobile photography?

Mock image of Light's multiple camera technology in a smartphone form factor Light

Moar cameraz! But will we be better off? Robert Triggs explains.


38:25 – Google is shutting down Inbox in March

Google is shutting down one of its seven messaging apps. 


Meanwhile, here are some stories we couldn’t cover on the podcast

Why everyone is rushing to 7nm?

Our processors are getting smaller and smaller and this is the next wave of miniaturization.


Fortnite’s battle with Android fragmentation

Fortnite, despite its popularity (or maybe because of it) is having just as much trouble with Android as the rest of us.


Pocophone brings us the post-OnePlus era: Speed, value, and not much more

Pocophone is trying to recreate OnePlus’ success by winning the price war above all else.


Samsung Galaxy Note 9 camera review

Our deep dive into one of the best smartphone cameras on the planet is in. But is it the best?


iPhone what? LG confirms it will unveil V40 ThinQ on October 3

LG is bringing its next flagship, the V40 ThinQ, and a triple camera setup on October 3.


Who wants to win a Galaxy S9?

This week, we’re giving away a brand new Huawei P20 Pro. Enter this week’s Sunday giveaway for your chance to win!

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