This week in Android: OnePlus 6 shootout results, Xiaomi Mi A2 hands-on, and much more | Apps & Software
This week was definitely on the slower side in terms of Android news, but we still had a lot to talk about. Google released the fourth Android P beta this week, which means the final, stable Android P build is upon us. Google also posted updated Android distribution numbers, showing that Oreo is now installed on over 12 percent of all Android devices.
In case you missed it, we went hands-on with the Xiaomi Mi A2 — a budget-friendly phone that’s running Android One software. It’s pretty great.
Oh, and we’re giving away an LG V30 this week, which you can find linked below.
Read on to find out the top stories of the week. Aren’t interested in reading? Check out the latest Android Authority Podcast to hear a rundown of all the most important stories that happened this week.
Here are your top stories for the week
1:20 – Android P beta 4 is here, so the stable version of Android P is next
The fourth beta version of Android P landed today, which means that the stable version of Android P is incredibly close!
6:55 – Android version distribution: Oreo installs more than doubled in 2 months
The July batch of Android distribution numbers for 2018 are in, and Android Oreo is now installed on 12.1% of all Android devices.
16:00 – Report: Google Assistant is better than Siri in every tested category — except one
Is Google Assistant better than Siri? This exhaustive report says “Yes,” in all tested categories except for one significant outlier.
28:25 – The Pixel 3 needs an updated Google Camera app
With the Pixel 3 coming to the market in a matter of months, it’s time for Google to add some much-needed features to its Camera app.
33:25 – Exclusive: Specs blowout for unannounced HTC smartphone codenamed ‘Imagine Life’
An unannounced HTC smartphone codenamed “Imagine Life” — potentially the U12 Life —has leaked, and we’ve got the full specs list. Check out what it’s packing here.
Xiaomi Mi A2 hands-on: Putting power before price
The Xiaomi Mi A2 is the successor to last year’s hugely popular Android One device, the Mi A1, but this year, there’s another variant.
Xiaomi Mi A2 vs Nokia 7 Plus specs: Battle of the Android One phones
The Xiaomi Mi A2 and Nokia 7 Plus are similarly equipped phones, but which Android One device is better on paper?
Honor 7S review: Your grandma deserves better
The Honor 7S is Honor’s most affordable smartphone yet at just 99GBP. Here is our full Honor 7S review.
Meanwhile, here are some stories we couldn’t cover on the podcast
OnePlus 6 camera shootout results
We pit the OnePlus 6 against its biggest competitors in an all out camera battle. But we didn’t pick the winners — you did.
New Galaxy Note 9 images leak alongside dual wireless charger and S Pen
The rumors touch on the Note 9‘s upcoming dual wireless charger (said to be compatible with the Galaxy Watch), S Pen features, and more.
Who wants to win an LG V30?
This week, one lucky reader will win a brand new LG V30. Enter this week’s Sunday giveaway for your chance to win!
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