When you hear “Android fragmentation,” we often conjure up the negatives, but there is more to the mobile OS forks than slightly slow software updates. Unlike Android, iOS has an end-to-end experience controlled by Apple from start to finish. That means that because of iOS, we sometimes wrongly see fragmentation as a dirty word. The thing is, it is actually quite the opposite on the Android side of the fence.
In this week’s top stories: we’ve got the full spec sheet for the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, Google released Android Q Beta 6 with back gesture sensitivity settings, we got a sneak peek at the next generation of Google WiFi, and more.
Mario Queiroz has been involved with several of Google’s biggest hardware projects from Chromecast to Home and most recently Pixel. The Google VP is now leaving his role in charge of the phone team, with Hardware head Rick Osterloh directly overseeing for the time being.
With barely 24 hours to go until Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 launch event in New York City, a last-minute leak of marketing materials is ensuring there are no surprises left. Here’s a last-minute Note 10 feature leak that details the specs, S-Pen features, and more.