🍫 Good morning! I hope there’s chocolate in your vicinity later today. Everyone deserves chocolate. Plus, the new phone coming from Essential definitely looks like it should have chocolate inside.
We’ve heard Essential has been working on a new device. We had indications it was unusual. We saw specs leaks that suggested a new concept. But this is really something:
The Essential very tall, very thin Android smartphone:
The Essential problem:
🆕 Arm makes blueprints for processors that later get made into chips from the likes of Huawei, MediaTek, Samsung and Qualcomm. At its big annual conference happening right now, Arm is talking about its next designs focusing on “digital immersion,” privacy, and more, as Adam explains (Android Authority).
📸 Motorola One Macro launched: Another Motorola One, this time with a camera for close-ups (Android Authority).
🗣 You can now easily move music or video streams between Google smart home devices: just ask, and it’ll move, if you want (Android Authority)
📞 Windows 10 preview brings Android phone calls to your PC (Engadget).
😬 The easy part for big tech was computers and apps: now every problem facing big tech is “fiendishly hard” (Axios).
🎮 PlayStation 5, holidays 2020. We always knew but didn’t know for sure but now it’s official and so we know (Wired).
🔦 Collapse OS: An open source operating system for the post-apocalypse (Vice).
📺 Survey says teens choose YouTube over Netflix for the first time, but Netflix still ranks miles ahead of other video platforms for that age-group (CNBC).
❌ Ben Thompson adds a lot more to this discussion, although missing the Blizzard angle for the NBA’s new fight that started from a single general manager and a single tweet (Stratechery).
🌌 Nobel in physics is a two-fer: Big Bang and exoplanets (Ars Technica).
🎃 “Your Halloween costume is "sexy" plus the last thing you searched online. What are you going as?” (r/askreddit). (This example “sexy how to tell if my house plant is dead or dormant,” yeah. Oof. Plants are hard.)
Oobleck has been solved! Oobleck, this stuff:
Have a good one,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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