☕ Happy Friday! Intros aren’t hard to write. Promise. I definitely have one for you. Oh, and DGiT Intelligence is back!
On early Friday morning, at its Huawei Developer Conference in China, Huawei announced HarmonyOS, its new operating system that has been hotly anticipated over the past months in the fallout following the Trump administration’s decision to put Huawei on the Entity List.
Huawei’s CEO of the consumer business group, Richard Yu, made the announcement (on his birthday, too). And, as expected, he revealed the new platform can replace Google’s Android - but it won’t, just yet.
Why it matters:
DJI Mavic Air, via DroneRush
After the considerable amount of interest we saw a few weeks ago in drones, we asked Jonathan Feist from DroneRush to come back. And he did!
Here are the best portable drones - because the best drone is the one you can carry around wherever you need.
🎧 Samsung is hiding its ads that made fun of Apple’s removal of headphone jack (Android Authority).
🤔 “Samsung Galaxy Note 10: Haters gonna hate” — an opinion piece that sums up much of the problem with hardcore fans who want everything (Android Authority).
👈 Android Q: Google says Android users prefer ergonomics of classic three-button navigation over gestures, but gestures are more efficient and show more content. So now we have gestures (The Verge).
👋 Ahead of the Pixel 4 launch, Pixel leader leaves team for new Google gig (Android Authority).
❌ Also, Google Search just completely broke for a little bit there (The Verge).
📸 Here are the first photos shot with a 64-megapixel phone camera (The Verge).
📉 Uber lost $5.2 billion in just three months, although the real loss from ongoing operations was more like $1.3 billion. Growth is slowing, but Uber Eats keeps going. More here: Why Uber’s stock just fell 10% (TechCrunch).
🛫 Google Flights will refund the difference if prices drop unexpectedly, for a limited time (Engadget).
🚗 Optimus Ride’s Brooklyn self-driving shuttles begin picking up passengers this week (TechCrunch)
🚶♂️ Also, two of Berlin’s popular shopping streets will go car-free in a trial (CityLab).
🌵 Hotel for plants takes care of your greenery while you're gone (CNET).
Most clicked link of the week:
👍 You guys enjoyed this one, and it really is a nice, true story: “I made $50,000 from Android apps and you can too” (Android Authority).
This bottle of Vodka was made from grain grown inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, per Gizmodo.
Have a great weekend ahead,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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