🛫 Good morning! A select troop of my colleagues from Android Authority are currently just about arriving into Berlin’s finest airports, ready for IFA 2019, with tech briefings and news happening already.
Also! Android 10 is dropping to Google Pixel devices as early as today according to reported leaks from Canadian carriers, so keep an eye on system updates if you’re a Pixel owner, while OnePlus 7 and Essential Phone owners are likely to get it soon as well.
Coming tomorrow to South Korea: a genuine 5G smartphone that’s about the closest we’ve seen to actually somewhat affordable, and not just another variant.
What it is:
Why it matters, and availability:
📁 Patent reveals LG’s potential answer to the Galaxy Fold and Mate X (Android Authority).
🔜 Samsung Galaxy Fold, Round 2: Pre-registrations now open in the US (again) (Android Authority).
🆕 Oppo Reno 2 5G leaks: Could this be the Reno 10X Zoom successor? (Android Authority).
📸 Xiaomi could release four phones with 108MP camera sensors (Android Authority).
😴 The Apple Watch is getting sleep-tracking features (9to5Mac). That means you can’t charge it while you sleep, but, very kindly, Apple will let you set up a second Apple Watch as your sleep tracker.
⏯ Google is bringing one of the web’s most annoying practices to Play Store: Autoplay videos (Android Authority).
📶 No, 5G won't replace 4G (and other 5G myths debunked) (CNET).
🤦♂️ Chinese deepfake app Zao sparks privacy row after going viral (The Guardian). We’re not far from the deepfake apocalypse now.
🔐 Sources say China used those serious iPhone-hacks, plus hacks made to Windows and Android as well, to target Uyghur Muslims (TechCrunch).
🛰 Two satellites in space nearly collided, yet SpaceX wouldn't move its Starlink satellite despite collision warnings (Engadget). “The SpaceX satellites should have automated collision avoidance systems, but this system was not used and it's not clear why.”
👀 Watch the Bugatti Chiron smash through the mythical 300mph barrier (490.484 km/h!!), in Germany. (YouTube).
🤔 My life with face blindness (Washington Post, $).
🧬 “What's my best chance of living forever?” (Gizmodo).
A great data race chart this week showing the usage share of Internet browsers from 1996 - 2019, at r/dataisbeautiful:
Thanks for reading!
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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